By Strength Oldschool
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I came across this photo online showing Big Ronnie Coleman curling 143 kg (315 lbs) using a straight barbell. The photo appeared in Planet Muscle magazine back in 2013 - article written by Chris Sloan.
Is this photo real? It appears to be real, although, both sides of the photo are cut off, plus let's face it, for Photo-shoots, fake weight plates are used a lot I'm sure.
Was Ronnie strong? He sure was. But was Ronnie strong enough to perform a three plate a side "Strict" curl as writer Chris Sloan states? Extremely hard to believe.
By the way, incase anyone hasn't watched Ronnie's documentary entitled: "Ronnie Coleman - The King" (2018), check it out, it's sad but a worthwhile watch!
If you long for the good ol' days of "Old School Bodybuilding" check out my Vintage Muscle Magazine videos on Youtube!
Keep training hard folks!
All the best,