Getbig Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Forums
December 18, 2018, 09:40:38 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Login Register  
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 19   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Franco Columbu - Picture Gallery - Discussion  (Read 24195 times)
Natural_O
Getbig III
***
Posts: 942

Getbig!


« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2018, 05:05:50 AM »

1972 Mr. Olympia prejudging with Serge Nubret and Sergio


* 72 Olympia franco, nubret, sergio.jpg (64.19 KB, 600x456 - viewed 842 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
BSN
Getbig IV
****
Gender: Male
Posts: 2878



« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2018, 05:43:45 AM »

And with Sergio Oliva in 1973 ( Mr. International)  Cool


* Eddie-Silvestre-Sergio Oliva-Franco.jpg (211.86 KB, 1428x1140 - viewed 840 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2018, 06:19:42 AM »

This.thread is gonna be great! Love Cumumbu!
Thank you! Smiley
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2018, 06:24:46 AM »

Franco’s physique always seemed boring. No “pop” to it, unlike Arnold, Nubret, Oliva. Same story with Mentzer- muscular but blah
I disagree, I always thought he looked amazing (very rugged, dense muscle, thick as hell chest,etc), but I also think Arnold is simply the best bodybuilder ever, no one beats Arnold
Report to moderator   Logged
Griffith
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 4523


......


« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2018, 06:30:15 AM »

"Franco č un bambino e io sono suo Daddy" -- Arnoldo Schwarzeneglieri

"Franco is a child and I am his Daddy"
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2018, 06:32:07 AM »

Not sure if trolling. Just the oposite is true his muscle pop is legendary especially his split upper chest feature is
unmached.
Minus was the arms of course. Overall great physique.
Not to mention being one of the strongest people of all time.

I always felt like Franco's arms were lagging compared to Arnold's, although he was as massive as Arnold everywhere else. To my surprise, I once did these comparisons of Franco and many other bodybuilders (Arnold, Dorian, Ronnie, etc) and Franco's arms are pretty much as big as all these other bodybuilders, he is just very short, but once you put them pics together making them the same height, you'd be surprised, his arms even match proportionally to other massive bodybuilders. Franco was 5'5'' while Arnold was 6'2'', but you put for example, Arnold and Franco assuming they were both the same height, and Franco's arms match the size of Arnold's, it's shocking
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2018, 06:33:42 AM »

"Franco is a child and I am his Daddy"
as an Italian American, I feel very proud of Franco, he is Italian pride, that's for sure (Mr Olympia, and pound for pound the strongest bodybuilder ever)
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2018, 06:39:44 AM »

Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2018, 06:42:32 AM »

Report to moderator   Logged
Hypertrophy
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 1726


Team Trump


« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2018, 07:36:22 AM »

Not sure if trolling. Just the oposite is true his muscle pop is legendary especially his split upper chest feature is
unmached.
Minus was the arms of course. Overall great physique.
Not to mention being one of the strongest people of all time.


Not trolling. And I'm not the only one who thinks that. His training partner didn't:

"Because if you always train
with heavy weights you get to look like Franco Columbu; your
muscles are always there. Then when you pose there's no real
surprise. I don't want to knock that look. For myself, I prefer the
more dramatic body, the showman's body."

That's from Arnold Schwarzennegger's book Education of a Bodybuilder.

As for Franco being one of the strongest people of all time, there is no proof. I tried searching Italian powerlifting records and could find nothing about his verified feats of strength. Apparently no one else has been able to either. He certainly was strong but "all time"? Nope.
Report to moderator   Logged
SEC_1
Getbig I
*
Posts: 10


« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2018, 07:48:30 AM »

Not trolling. And I'm not the only one who thinks that. His training partner didn't:

"Because if you always train
with heavy weights you get to look like Franco Columbu
; your
muscles are always there. Then when you pose there's no real
surprise. I don't want to knock that look. For myself, I prefer the
more dramatic body, the showman's body."

That's from Arnold Schwarzennegger's book Education of a Bodybuilder.

As for Franco being one of the strongest people of all time, there is no proof. I tried searching Italian powerlifting records and could find nothing about his verified feats of strength. Apparently no one else has been able to either. He certainly was strong but "all time"? Nope.
No. You don't.
Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2018, 08:00:18 AM »

Report to moderator   Logged
Sexybeast777
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2736



« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 08:04:10 AM »

Not trolling. And I'm not the only one who thinks that. His training partner didn't:

"Because if you always train
with heavy weights you get to look like Franco Columbu; your
muscles are always there. Then when you pose there's no real
surprise. I don't want to knock that look. For myself, I prefer the
more dramatic body, the showman's body."

That's from Arnold Schwarzennegger's book Education of a Bodybuilder.

As for Franco being one of the strongest people of all time, there is no proof. I tried searching Italian powerlifting records and could find nothing about his verified feats of strength. Apparently no one else has been able to either. He certainly was strong but "all time"? Nope.
pound for pound he is the strongest bodybuilder ever, at only 180-185 lbs he deadlifted almost 800 lbs which is unreal. I think the most he benched was 525 lbs and his squat was 600 and something, I can't remember exactly, all these lifts done at 180-185 lbs
Report to moderator   Logged
NarcissisticDeity
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 65841


Go back to making jewelry and cakes with your girl


« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2018, 08:53:33 AM »

pound for pound he is the strongest bodybuilder ever, at only 180-185 lbs he deadlifted almost 800 lbs which is unreal. I think the most he benched was 525 lbs and his squat was 600 and something, I can't remember exactly, all these lifts done at 180-185 lbs


* 103 (5).jpg (111.59 KB, 529x557 - viewed 1360 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
Natural_O
Getbig III
***
Posts: 942

Getbig!


« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2018, 11:53:18 AM »

Franco always flexed and looked hard at the prejudging of the 1981 Olympia


* 81 O danny franco .jpg (112.47 KB, 565x594 - viewed 724 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
SEC_1
Getbig I
*
Posts: 10


« Reply #40 on: February 09, 2018, 11:58:03 AM »

Franco always flexed and looked hard at the prejudging of the 1981 Olympia
Dr. Columbu was the best bodybuilder on the planet. He absolutely crushed the competition in 1981. I would love to see some footage from 1976.
Report to moderator   Logged
BB
Getbig V
*****
Posts: 9427


I hope I'm not boring you.


« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2018, 12:16:01 PM »

Some of the greatest gyno seen on the Olympia stage -

.

Also he was the reason the WSM didn't come back to the States for a long time, so :shrug:.

Report to moderator   Logged
Natural_O
Getbig III
***
Posts: 942

Getbig!


« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2018, 09:16:25 AM »

1976 Mr. Olympia in Columbus, Ohio. Arnold and Jim Lorimer's first contest promotion together.


* 1976 olympia.jpg (73.88 KB, 576x402 - viewed 575 times.)
Report to moderator   Logged
Mr Anabolic
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 8735


"If you don't have it... then don't hit it"


« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2018, 10:13:52 AM »



Most of those numbers are exaggerated, especially the bench and squat.  No debate that Franco was strong for his size and weight, but no proof exists to back these numbers/claims.
Report to moderator   Logged
be back
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 1936


« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2018, 10:17:33 AM »

Most of those numbers are exaggerated, especially the bench and squat.  No debate that Franco was strong for his size and weight, but no proof exists to back these numbers/claims.

lots of pics of him moving big weights
Report to moderator   Logged
Mr Anabolic
Getbig V
*****
Gender: Male
Posts: 8735


"If you don't have it... then don't hit it"


« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2018, 10:20:03 AM »

lots of pics of him moving big weights


Deadlift was his best, but find a pic of him benching 500 or squatting 650.  There aren't any.
Report to moderator   Logged
be back
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 1936


« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2018, 10:28:17 AM »

Deadlift was his best, but find a pic of him benching 500 or squatting 650.  There aren't any.


the bench pics are almost always 4 plates a side plus maybe a couple 10s..
Report to moderator   Logged
biff
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 1077



« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2018, 11:26:47 AM »



he might beat arnold if this were a recent contest, for his better conditioning. despite that he doesnt look half as good
Report to moderator   Logged
Eric2
Getbig IV
****
Posts: 2825



« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2018, 11:33:44 AM »

At least Franco always had a decent sense of dressing , looked like an adult despite being short, and very powerful when in public ........

Imagine Franco dressing like fellow Mr.O winners  Jay Gutler and philsulin , flat brim hats, baggy shorts , sneakers.making faces  and throwing signs with fingers    Grin



WooSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Of course he dressed well, he's Italian. Yet in this photo looks like he popped a shirt button



 
Report to moderator   Logged

h
thatrandomguy#7
Getbig II
**
Posts: 64


« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2018, 11:35:12 AM »

Franco always flexed and looked hard at the prejudging of the 1981 Olympia

Danny much better imo. Franco was strong as hell, and did a good job maximizing his bodybuilding potential, but his structure/balance is full of flaws.
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 19   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Theme created by Egad Community. Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!