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Deadlift Pencils by DaveBarrack Deadlift Pencils by DaveBarrack
An unfinished vote incentive from the comic. I don't know what you make 800lb plates out of, but luckily Archon has them, otherwise Anvil would only be able to work out using the hydraulic platform. 
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Genobee Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, solid lead? No, maybe depleted uranium. It might be dense enough, and hey, its Archon, so who cares about a little bit of radiation here and there ^^
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Atariboy2600 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Love it!
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Number3fac Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Any chance this might be finished someday?  I only ask because muscle-girl art is awesome, y'know.  ;) :D
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HJLyn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yoga pants... man's creation for making women look naked even fully clothed. lol
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devil001 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Feel the burn Sydney, feel the burn.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you know, I was thinking of what those weights can be made out of, depleted Uranium is the heaviest natural element, but it's still a little radioactive and rather soft to make weights out of.  Lead is the heaviest element that's not radioactive, but it is still very soft, not to mention BOTH of these things are heavy metal toxins so the weights would simply be dangerous to touch or even be around.  But if they were made out of lead and then coated in plastic or something that would prevent it from coming into direct contact with people then it might be safer, assuming they didn't rip themselves off the bar because of their weight...(again falling back on the whole too soft thing.)  OH OH OH!  How about Tungsten?  It's a little lighter than lead but still really heavy and much harder.  It might be a little brittle so if she dropped it they might shatter, but I think you can make a plate out of that stuff
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Zefram Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lead is perfectly safe to handle for brief periods of time. You wouldn't want to make jewelry out of it, but handing lead weights is no problem. Given that it's also about 700lbs per cubic foot, it looks like a good contender for the weights on Anvil's bar. 
The REAL question is what the BAR is made of, since ten weights on either side means a total of 8 tons(!) total. The bar is very well reinforced, but even a steel I-beam that width would probably be pushed to its limits to hold that much weight.
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the bar could be made out of titanium, which has the highest strength to weight ratio of any element, or it could be an alloy such as tungsten carbide or high carbon steel.
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Un-Artistic Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I can't tell which shirt I like more, the "This is why I squat shirt" or the Mario Mushroom shirt. One appeals to my inner pervert, the other my inner otaku.
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Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, Carbon-titanium plates with solid dark matter cores?*

*Futurama reference :P
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Wakeangel2001 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So people with natural superpowers look like parodies of the human ideal, but Sydney gets her powers from her orbs, I'm guessing a magical artifact of some kind, which is why she's normal...is that going to be a thing in the comic?  Are we going to see more normal people getting their hands on some maguffin that gives them abilities?
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OrionFury Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Maguffins ftw.
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darandle Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I wish I could deadlift like that
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The-Mad-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Didja ever see the clip of the guy who plays 'The Mountain' doing that competitive dead-lift? Check it out and see what they were using for weights. :D
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Ickypoo Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
The reason they use tires for extremely heavy lifts like that is to prevent damage to the floor when it's dropped. Pretty clever. And also it looks impressive as he'll. 
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The-Mad-Cartoonist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I know. Doesn't it? That was crazy awesome! :D
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Niagargoyle Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I love how Grrl Power is more realistic than most superhero comics I've read; I don't think I've ever seen She-Hulk use a reinforced bar to prevent bending.  I'll bet Archon also reinforced the floors to withstand the pressure of 16,000 pounds of force concentrated over the area of her feet.
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NCWeber Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember a comic where the She-Hulk had been hypnotized by Ringmaster from the Circus of Crime.  Before that, she was weightlifting a pair of elephants on platforms.  In the comic, she said that she had to concentrate more on keeping the bar from bending out of shape than the actual lifting.  So, while not quite as realistic, they do keep that kind of thing in mind.
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DreamPen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
But... um... I don't lift weights, but I'm sure Anvil is holding the barbell wrong (compare left hand with right).

Then again, if I'm wrong, please correct me.
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chaotic-nipple Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I think she's still adjusting her grip. 
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Ant-man Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
It's actually standard practice for dead lifts to use that grip, it stops the barbell from "rolling" in your hands.

Its difficult enough to pull crazy weights without realising half way through your grip is about to fail!
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MarkTBSc Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Assuming the plates are about 40cm across and 4cm thick, obviously using rough numbers, making them out of Tungsten should be fine. Oh, and I love your comic BTW!
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Barn0wl Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
I was thinking that depleted uranium would probably work ... very hard and heavier than lead.
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MarkTBSc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Depleted Uranium is slightly less dense than Tungsten (19.1g/cm3 vs 19.25g/cm3) but for the US government, probably less expensive. The downside is that DU is Pyrophoric and as such if someone's power goes wild you could end up poisoning/incinerating all the non-invulnerable people in the room. 
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
why do people forget about the platinum group of metals, iridium is insanely dense, osmium even more so, and they can be alloyed.
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Kazzellin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know about the other ones, but platinum in general (at least as it's used for jewelry purposes) may very heavy (and freaking expensive!), but it's also soft. You can poke a pin into a platinum band and leave an indentation. O_o Weights made of platinum probably wouldn't be round after the first time they're dropped to the gym floor. ^^;
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Platinum is fairly soft, yes, Osmium is most certainly not.
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chaotic-nipple Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
They're also expensive, depleted uranium is cheaper almost as heavy, and a thin sheathing of lead should allay any namby pamby concerns about radiation that some squeamish supers might have.
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
um, some of the most expensive materials you can buy, we know, and would be much more common in asteroids, as mentioned below.
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MarkTBSc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
We don't forget about them, we just remember that they're really expensive. Iridium is one of the rarest elements and as such manufacturing a set of weights from them just so that they can be a little smaller than ones made from cheaper Tungsten would probably be viewed as a waste... Even by the US military.
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Well they are both rare to say the least, on earth. But in asteroids not so much, and I am willing to bet dollars to doughnuts that they have 1 to 3 heroes who could get a hold of those.
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MarkTBSc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Ooohhh! Good point! I'm not sure if they'd use it for weights but I like the way you think! All of a sudden I find myself wondering if Halo's shield is airtight...
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asaenvolk Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
I have thought the same thing more or less, but I doubt her set up of advancements let her do it...yet.
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OrionFury Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Don't forget an air supply, as well as the strength of the shield needed to withstand the air trying to escape.
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