Written By: Connor Lapresi
If you didn’t know, AJ Ferrari posted one of the most electric interviews ever after his semi-finals win. Filled with literal and metaphorical flexes, one of which being his 665 lb deadlift. If you’re anything like me, you may be having a hard time figuring out just how much weight that is. So here’s a list of things that are roughly around that size.
- 14,186 Traditional Ferrara Cannolis
An Italian myself, I wanted to start out with a nod to our heritage. This is just a speculation as cannolis are known to have varying density depending on the filling. If he wanted to do this on a barbell it would be about 6,500 on each side.
- A Newborn Cow
At one year old the average steer is between 600-650 lbs. Very fitting for the OSU Cowboy. Also funny because I can say the young bull can deadlift… a young bull.
- The Entire OSU Coaching Staff
Going out on a limb here but I think this could be accurate. Not sure how big Chris Perry and Zack Esposito have gotten but if they’re light and it’s a good day for Ferrari I think it could be done. Smith and Perry on one side, Caldwell and Esposito on the other.
- Thirteen Throwing Dummies
If you’ve ever seriously worked out with one of these you know they are no joke. I literally shutter at the sight of them and get flashbacks of being yelled at in Farsi by my Iranian coach. Now imagine deadlifting a baker’s dozen of these bad boys.
- 4.5 regulation sized wrestling mats. (18×18)
At one point or another, most wrestlers have had to move mats. I can remember the times we were short handed trying to fit mats through impossible doorways. What I would have given to have AJ in the mix. I imagine him power cleaning two mats above his head and throwing them into perfect position.