Franco Columbu Bio, Age, Wife, Workout, Diet, Chest

Franco Columbu Biography

Franco Columbu is an Italian film actor, chiropractor, trainer and nutritionist based in Los Angeles. He is also an author, a former champion bodybuilder, powerlifter and World’s Strongest Man competitor.

Franco Columbu Age

Columbus was born on the 7th of August 1941. He is 77 years old as of 2018.

Franco Columbu Family

Columbu was born in Ollolai, Sardinia Italy. He began his professional athletic career as an armature boxer. He then proceeded to Olympic Weightlifting, powerlifting, and later bodybuilding. His career pick was in 1976 when he first won the title of Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981.

Franco Columbu Wife

Francesco, as he is officially known, is married to his longtime girlfriend Deborah Columbu.

Franco Columbu Children

Franco and Deborah have a 10-year-old daughter, Maria. Franco is close to his daughter he is quoted saying “Most of Maria’s friends are told, ‘Don’t eat this and don’t eat that.’ I say, ‘Eat the pasta.’ She eats everything. And she is in the best shape of all of her friends. What I’m saying is, to put a kid on a diet is devastating, in my opinion.”

Franco Columbu Chest


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Franco Columbu Terminator

In 1984 Franco appeared as the future terminator in the American science fiction film, The Terminator. The film was directed by James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger played the main character. The film’s plot is based on a cyborg assassin who is sent back from 2029 to 1984. The mission of the cyborg is to kill Sarah Connor, whose son is believed to be the savior and that one day he will rise to save humans against machines in a post-apocalyptic future.

Franco Columbu Deadlift

Franco made a special appearance in the episode of Dead Lift in the television series The Streets of San Fransisco. A deadlift is also among his best powerlifting as he has lifted 750 lbs / 340.2 kg (in some training sessions he was reported to have lifted over 780 lbs / 353.8 kg, all at a bodyweight of 185 lbs / 83.9 kg)

Franco Columbu Boxing

Franco’s major step towards a professional career was boxing. He started with boxing then persued other interest. He could not proceed with the boxing career due to massive pains and injuries resulting from fighting and training. In one fight he won by knockout in the first round, but the next day he realized he had injuries over his body and couldn’t remember what happened.

Franco Columbu Diet

According to Franco having a diet is essential for any bodybuilder. The diet enables one to give the body all the necessary nutrients that it requires to build muscles and loose fats. His training diet was as follows;
3 eggs
1 piece of fruit
A large glass of orange juice
Yogurt with milk and granola cereal
Mineral water with a vitamin and mineral supplement
Fresh vegetable with oil and vinegar dressing
Cooked vegetable
Protein, fish, chicken, lamb or liver
Wine or mineral water
Cheese and fresh fruit
Same as lunch

Ranco Columbu Bodybuilder

Columbu is a renowned bodybuilder who has performed many stunts across different stages. His bodybuilding career started when they were challenged to come to America together with his friend Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ever since he has accomplished quite a lot winning many bodybuilding titles including the following:
1966- 1970
Mr. Europe, 4th
NABBA Mr. Universe (Most Muscular)
IFBB Mr. Europe (Medium)
NABBA Mr. Universe (Most Muscular)
NABBA Mr. Universe (Short)
IFBB Mr. Universe (Short)
IFBB Mr. Europe (Short & Overall)
AAU Mr. World (Pro Short)
IFBB Mr. World (Short)
IFBB Mr. Universe (Short & Overall)
IFBB Mr. World (Short & Overall)
Mr. Olympia (Lightweight)
Mr. Olympia (Lightweight)
Mr. Olympia (Lightweight & Overall)
Mr. Olympia

Franco Columbu Strength

Franco Columbu would bench press 520 pounds, deadlift 750, and squat 655. He bent a bar across his face in one contest, carried a refrigerator on his back in another, power-lifted a car, and blew into a hot water bottle ’til it exploded like a party balloon, spraying water all over the audience.

Franco Columbu workout

Morning                           Afternoon
Day 1         Chest                           Shoulders Arms
Day 2         Back                           Legs
Day 3         Chest                          Shoulders
Day 4         Arms
Day 5         Legs                             Back
Day 6         Chest                           Shoulders
Day 7         Rest
Day 8         Arms                             Legs
Day 9         Back
Day 10       Chest                             Shoulders Arms
Day 11        Back                               Legs
Day 12       Chest                              Shoulders
Day 13       Arms
Day 14      Rest

Franco Columbu Measurements

Weight                                                 Height             Arms     Chest
185 – 195lbs (83.9 – 88.5kg)           5’5″ (165cm)       19″         50

Franco Columbu Net Worth

Besides being a bodybuilder, Franco Columbu is also an accomplished actor and a former contestant in World’s Strongest Man. His well-established career has led him to accumulate an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2018.

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