There are also smaller Zuver’s Gym plates of 35 lbs., 25 lbs., 10 lbs., 5 lbs., and 2-1/2 lbs. They have become very collectible and sought after, sometimes selling as high as $40.00 per pound at auction.

As a Zuver, I’m flattered that my dad’s Dream Plates have become so cherished among vintage iron collectors. I’m proud to say the 45 lb. plates pictured here are in the collection of the Great Gripster, Richard Sorin, and are on display at his Sorinex Facility in S. C.

The photo with the Reserved sign shows Zuver Plates being used as paper weights on Richard Sorin’s desk.

These, along with the famous Zuver’s Hall of Fame Gym Muscle Plates have become, to many, great iron symbols of the muscle world.

Gotta love ’em.

Robert Zuver



  1. It took a while to personally sink in about the huge impact the red/ chromed single pair of Zuver 45 were. They from what I gathered they were staged as an opening wight for all the greats using the most massive bench press bench ever made. It was formed from an earth mover giant tooth. Those plates being so unique and early close to Bob Zuvers heart as the visiting and resident Greats of the iron game ground their sweat and let their very essence remain in those plates give them a life of their own. The stories they could tell. I am truly honored to have them and share their unique story to the world of strength.

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