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KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 02:10 PM
Trying to settle a debate here.

http://kevin.majoros.us/media/files/deadlifting.jpg <--- Franco Coumbu deadlifting. I say its 675 those are definitelly 5's at the ends of the bar. Am i correct?

getfit
07-30-2005, 02:12 PM
looks like it!

KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Thats what i thought, anyone else?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-30-2005, 02:16 PM
Franco Coumbu deadliftingThat would be Franco "Columbo". :thumbup:


I say its 675 those are definitelly 5's at the ends of the bar. Am i correct?It looks like it could be between 600-700 pounds. No matter what it is, you can guarantee that it's a crapload of weight.

cosmicdebree88
07-30-2005, 02:17 PM
They could be 2.5's... I really can't tell. Do you know if back in the day they used different sized smaller plates? I know the 45's from back then look significantly larger than the new ones...

KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 02:20 PM
That would be Franco "Columbo". :thumbup:

It looks like it could be between 600-700 pounds. No matter what it is, you can guarantee that it's a crapload of weight.

http://www.columbu.com/

That would be Franco Columbu ;)

GMCtrk
07-30-2005, 02:21 PM
I think they are 5s

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-30-2005, 02:22 PM
http://www.columbu.com/

That would be Franco Columbu ;)He goes by both, actually.

KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 02:23 PM
They could be 2.5's... I really can't tell. Do you know if back in the day they used different sized smaller plates? I know the 45's from back then look significantly larger than the new ones...

I know the 45's were bigger yes, my debate is that a kid i know insists those are 10 lb plates at the end and they're not.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-30-2005, 02:24 PM
my debate is that a kid i know insists those are 10 lb plates at the end and they're not.They are definitely NOT 10 pound plates.

Canadian Crippler
07-30-2005, 02:31 PM
Those look like 10s to me. The 10s at my gym look exactly like those beside a 35.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-30-2005, 02:58 PM
Um...there's 12 plates that size. So you're saying he's deadlifting a whopping 120-160 pounds? And looks as though he's struggling? And the bar is bending with that little amount of weight? I just can't see that.

RussianRocket
07-30-2005, 03:00 PM
they look like 5's to me.

BigRic
07-30-2005, 03:25 PM
Um...there's 12 plates that size. So you're saying he's deadlifting a whopping 120-160 pounds? And looks as though he's struggling? And the bar is bending with that little amount of weight? I just can't see that.
I think they're talking about the plates on the end.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-30-2005, 03:31 PM
I think they're talking about the plates on the end.Oh...I was gonna say... :windup:

;)

Edit: Now that I re-read the posts...that is obviously what they're talking about...the end plates. My mistake. :bang:

cphafner
07-30-2005, 03:50 PM
when you blow up the picture, it actually looks like there are 2 5lb plates on the end.

Anthony
07-30-2005, 03:51 PM
I'd guess 5's, but there's such a variety in size that it's hard to be 100% certain.

APE.
07-30-2005, 04:19 PM
Thats actually the pic I have on my desktop.. :rolleyes:
Nerdy, yes.

cosmicdebree88
07-30-2005, 04:23 PM
I know the 45's were bigger yes, my debate is that a kid i know insists those are 10 lb plates at the end and they're not.

Most definitly NOT 10lb plates! I can't tell if they're 5's or 2.5's... but definitly not 10s.

Mission
07-30-2005, 04:38 PM
There are two 5 pounders on the end.

On a side note, WTF is that dog doing at the gym lol?

CiteCollegiale
07-30-2005, 04:59 PM
dogs want to be big too

lilmase1153
07-30-2005, 06:07 PM
yup deff 5s// ok maybe not deffinite but who cares franco is god...

just look at my avatar

JSully
07-30-2005, 09:57 PM
It's 675.

12x45s=> 540
2x35s==> 70
4x5s ===>20
+bar===> 45
======> 675lbs

KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 10:21 PM
yup deff 5s// ok maybe not deffinite but who cares franco is god...

just look at my avatar

Francos my hero man! Him, Ed Coan, and Tony Conyers are incredible.

KevinStarke
07-30-2005, 10:21 PM
It's 675.

12x45s=> 540
2x35s==> 70
4x5s ===>20
+bar===> 45
======> 675lbs

Thats what i thought, thanks man.

Manveet
07-30-2005, 10:26 PM
Yup, looks like 675lbs to me as well.

Patz
07-30-2005, 10:34 PM
He goes by both, actually.

I'm pretty sure that's illegal..lol. And, his website IS Columbu.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-31-2005, 01:12 AM
I meant as a nickname, not a legal name. But now I'm just confused.

KevinStarke
07-31-2005, 01:39 AM
His legal last name is "Columbu" and thats that. I used to say Colombo too until i was corrected.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-31-2005, 02:19 AM
You know where I thought I saw "Columbo"? In 'The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding' by Arnie. I just looked at the index and it does in fact say "Franco Columbu". The 'o' in Franco threw me off, so my mind played a trick on me and I remembered his name as Columbo. I feel like a moron now. :thumbup:

Glad we got this cleared up though. I was in denial. :bang:

Hockey66
07-31-2005, 02:56 AM
The best part is the dog sitting there watching.

twm
07-31-2005, 07:19 AM
it looks like 2 2.5lb plates to me

I got 665... but whatever

Paul Stagg
07-31-2005, 10:35 AM
I think there are far more important things to worry about.