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Cyclist Robert Förstemann Shows Off Huge Thighs Which Snapped A Bike Chain

Cyclist Robert Förstemann Shows Off Huge Thighs Which Snapped A Bike Chain

This guy most definitely did not miss leg day - professional cyclist Robert Förstemann has the biggest thighs in the business, and they're that powerful that he actually snapped his bike chain while riding.

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He has shown off his huge thighs, which measure in at a huge 74cm (almost 30 inches). They're that big that his quads are wider than some riders' waists.

The 33-year-old German native competed in the 2012 Olympics in London, where he was up against the likes of Sir Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny.

He won bronze seven years ago, but has held the rep for the biggest thighs in the sport for years.

Since an image of his legs went viral on Reddit when he was at his peak just before starting a bike race, fans were shocked to see every bit of muscle in his calf and legs.

Credit: Instagram/Robert Forstemann
Credit: Instagram/Robert Forstemann
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He can even produce about 700 watts of power with his quads, which he proved could turn bread to toast in a toaster.

The former Olympian uses treatments like 'cupping' therapy and maintains his form by using other techniques, including smashing the squat rack.

He showcased his squatting prowess during a competition against power lifters Andrej Mostovenko and Thomas Faber, as well as Tim Schmidt, to work out who would win.

He smashed out an incredible 68 squats but he was short of the winner, who managed a frankly ridiculous 85.

The sprint cyclist is now gearing up for the 2020 Paralympics, which take place in Tokyo, where he'll pilot on a tamden bike for German teammate Kai Kristian Kruse.

The former world champion took part in the Manchester Para-cycling International event, which saw him and Kruse move closer to Tokyo 2020 qualification.

It was feared that his cycling career was in jeopardy after he suffered a heavy crash. Back in January, he took a fall in a velodrome while riding at 70km/h.

He didn't come off lightly. The sportsman ended up with a broken collarbone, two broken ribs and he'd also broken his left shoulder blade. He was taken to hospital for emergency treatment which prevented him from completing the Six Day international cycling series in Bremen, Germany.

Credit: Instagram/Robert Forstemann
Credit: Instagram/Robert Forstemann

His injuries left him unable to train for a few months, but since hitting the gym harder than ever, to prepare for Tokyo, and in no time, his thighs were back to their normal, huge size.

Speaking to Men's Health last year, he said he loves his reputation as 'Quadzilla'.

He said: "It's an honour for me to have my own nickname. Everybody who hears the name 'Quadzilla' knows that it means Robert Förstemann so of course it's a great thing. It was an honour to get this as a track cyclist because I'm not a bodybuilder or something like this."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Robert Förstemann

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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