Robert Natoli

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[1][1]Robert "Bob" Natoli is an American author, businessman, and Success Coach. He holds a number of Guinness World Records.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Natoli is from Oswego, New York. He graduated from Oswego High School. For college, he attended State University of New York at Oswego and graduated with a degree in Communications in 1980.[3][4] He is married to Peggy Natoli and has two children. He was a deacon at Oswego Alliance Church.[4]

Professional life[edit]

Business wise, Natoli used to own Rentavision. Rentavision rented furniture and household items.[3][4] In 1999, the company was acquired by Rent-Way Inc.. They acquired Rentavision for $92 million in cash. They also took on the debt and stock holdings of $6 million.[5] As owner of Rentavision, Natoli was awarded the Ernst & Young, Entrepreneur of the Year Award.[6]

As a Success Coach, Natoli has been featured in The Huffington Post.[2] Natoli is the author of True Vision 4 Success, a book that focuses on what Natoli has done to achieve professional and personal success through thinking.[7]

Guinness World Records[edit]

Natoli has broken twelve Guinness World Record strongman records, including three in a nine-month period.[3] Natoli broke the record for "most weight arm-curled in one hour," in May 2011, he lifted a total of 60,019 pounds.[8] In October, 2011, he broke the world record for "most weight lifted by front dumbbell raises in one hour." He lifted 39,720 pounds, totaling 1,986 repetitions.[7] In 2012, on Groundhog Day, he broke the world record for "most weight lifted by barbell rows in one hour," by lifting a 40-pound barbell for one hour a total of 1,360 times for an aggregate total of 51,640 pounds. He broke the previous record by 10,887.5 pounds, as held by Eamonn Keane. On April 4, 2013 he consecutively broke two Guinness World Records. The first, "Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 40-lb Pack" (52),[9] then "Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 60-lb Pack" (47),[10] breaking both Guinness World Records previously held by Paddy Doyle from the United Kingdom. On March 22, 2014, he consecutively broke three world records. The first, "Most Step-ups in One Minute with an 80-lb Pack" (41),[1] followed by, "Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 100-lb Pack" (38),[1] breaking both Guinness World Records previously held by Paddy Doyle from the United Kingdom, ending with, "Most Weight Lifted by Dumbbell Rows in One Minute (Using One Arm)," lifting an aggregate total of 4,356 pounds,[1] breaking the previous record of 3,125.5 pounds, as held by Eamonn Keane. He uses these events to raise money for charities in the Syracuse, New York region.[3][11] On October 14, 2017 Bob Natoli received his 12th Guinness Record by completing 48 squats while carrying a 60lb pack, besting the record previously held by Silvio Sabba of Italy.

Record Title Date Broken Amount
Most Chin-ups in One Minute February 4, 2006 40[3]
Most Chin-ups in One Minute February 10, 2007 44[3]
Most Squat Thrusts in One Minute February 10, 2007 56[3]
Most Weight Arm-Curled in One Hour May 12, 2011 27,224.16 kg (60,019 lb)[3]
Most weight lifted by front dumbbell raises in one hour] October 27, 2011 18,016.69 kg (39,720 lb)[3]
Most weight lifted by barbell rows in one hour] February 2, 2012 23,423.51 kg (51,640 lb)[3]
Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 40-lb Pack April 4, 2013 52[9]
Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 60-lb Pack April 4, 2013 47[10]
Most Step-ups in One Minute with an 80-lb Pack March 22, 2014 41[1]
Most Step-ups in One Minute with a 100-lb Pack March 22, 2014 38[1]
Most Weight Lifted by Dumbbell Rows in One Minute (Using Only One Arm) March 22, 2014 1,975.85 kg (4,356 lb)[1]
Most Squats in one minute while carrying a 60-lb pack October 14, 2017 48

Bibliography[edit]

  • Natoli, Robert. True Vision for 4 Success. Oswego: Bob Natoli Achievement Systems, Inc. (2011). ISBN 0982876904

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i JANELA, MIKE (26 March 2014). "RECORD-BREAKING FITNESS VETERAN BOB NATOLI LEADS CHARGE TO SIX RECORDS IN ONE DAY". Guinness World Records Limited 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b Brenoff, Ann (22 May 2012). "Guinness Record-Holder's Tips For Midlife Weight Loss". Post 50. The Huffington Post. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Groom, Debra (3 February 2012). "Oswego's Robert Natoli sets another Guinness record". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "He keeps his chin up, sets a Guinness Record; for Bob Natoli, of Oswego, it's about health and fitness lifestyle he's live for 30 years". Neighbors Oswego. The Post-Standard. Retrieved 24 December 2012.(subscription required)
  5. ^ "Rent-Way agrees to acquire Rentavision for $2 million". Business Day. The New York Times. 16 September 1999. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Hall of Fame". Ernst & Young. Ernst & Young. Retrieved 17 June 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b Janela, Mike. "New strongman record for Bob Natoli". News. Guinness World Records. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  8. ^ Poliquin, Kathleen. "Bob Natoli, of Oswego, breaks arm-curls record". Fitness. The Post-Standard. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  9. ^ a b "MOST STEP UPS IN ONE MINUTE WITH A 40 LB PACK". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  10. ^ a b "MOST STEP UPS IN ONE MINUTE WITH A 60 LB PACK". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  11. ^ Janela, Mike. "Strongman Bob Natoli notches up yet another world record". News. Guinness World Records. Retrieved 24 December 2012.

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