With its V-shaped bust and the thinnest waistline Bodybuilding competitions, Frank Zane Has managed to mark the spirits and become a true legend of the golden age of bodybuilding.
Highly qualified, his competitive career stretches from 1961 to 1983. But his involvement in bodybuilding continues to grow. True icon of the discipline with its purified curveshe still claims the quality and the line today, rather than simply taking a gross mass.
He still remains a model for famous competitors such as Sadik Hadzovic.
Frank Zane, emblem of clean lines:
Frank Zane was born on 28 June 1942, in Kingston, Pennsylvania. He discovers the world of bodybuilding quite young. Indeed, after reading a magazine on muscle mass gain, he decided to start weightlifting. He has only 17 years and thanks to his training, he has already managed to increase his muscle mass from 60 kilos to 72.5 kilos.
But Frank Zane is not yet the legendary bodybuilding we all know today. Before devoting himself completely to his passion, Frank Zane will teach for 13 years. His favorite disciplines: chemistry and mathematics.
His scientific spirit will eventually win him the nickname "Chemist" In the world of Bodybuilding. It's also completely scientific that Frank Zane will approach bodybuilding and develop another Bodybuilder image.
Franck Zane will advocate a definition of dry muscles displaying perfect symmetry. The model will seduce and meet more and more followers.
His physical Aesthetic curves of Greek statues, Frank Zane will stand out for more than 20 years of competition.
During his career, he won many titles, including that of Mr America, Mr Universe, Mr World and was even consecrated three times Mr Olympia. And icing on the cake: He was one of three bodybuilders, beating Arnold Schwarzenegger in a competition. A record to blush more than one!
Here is the summary of its different competitions:
- 1961, M. Pennsylvania: 17th place
- 1962, M. Keystone: 1er place
- 1963, M. Keystone: 2th place
- 1965, Mr. Sunshine State: 1er place
- 1965 Mr. Universe IFBB : 1er in the medium size category
- 1966 Mr. America IFBB: 1er in the middle weight category
- 1967 Mr. America IFBB: 1er in the middle weight category
- 1967 Mr. Universe IFBB: 3th place in the small size category
- 1968 Mr. America IFBB : 1e place
- 1968 Mr. Universe IFBB: 1er place
- 1970 Mr. Univers NABB: 1er place
- 1971 Mr. Univers NABB Professional: 1ère places in the small size category
- 1972 Mr. Universe NABB Position: 1e place
- 1972 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 4th place
- 1974 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 2th place
- 1975 Mr. Olympia IFBB: XNUM
- 1976 Mr. Olympia IFBB: XNUM
- 1977 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 1e place
- 1978 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 1e place
- 1979 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 1e place
- 1980 Mr. Olympia IFBB: XNUM
- 1982 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 2th place
- 1983 Mr. Olympia IFBB: 4th place
Total involvement in the bodybuilding world:
In the early 1980 years, Frank Zane will suffer a serious accident causing him to lose 7 pounds of muscle mass. He does not want to compete anymore and leaves the podiums in 1983.
If Frank Zane is no longer part of the competition, it does not mean that he has just turned his back on the world of bodybuilding. On the contrary, since 1983, Frank Zane dedicates his life to bodybuilding. He conducts seminars that allow him to share his experience, provide advice and answer questions from his many fans.
- In 1979: The Zane Way to a Beautiful Body
- In 1982: Super body in 12 weeks
- In 1986: Zane Nutrition
- In 1992: Fabulously Fit Forever
- In 1996: Fabulously Fit Forever Expanded
- In 1997: Frank Zane- Mind, Body, Spirit
- In 2005: Training Manual Frank Zane
- In 2006: The High Def Handbook
- In 2009: The Mind In Bodybuilding
Frank Zane shares his passion through his learning and training center, which he runs with his wife Christine Zane. The training and learning center is called "Zane Experience" and is based in San Diego, California.
It is also possible to find all his advice directly on the internet from his site.
Some highlights of Zane's life:
True symbol of an aesthetic bodybuilding, the contribution of Frank Zane as well as his implication in the discipline were recognized especially in 1994, during his Induction Hall of Fame Joe Weider.
In 2003, he receives a new recognition at the Arnold Classic where he was awarded the Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award for his involvement and dedication to the sport for many years.
In 2005, Frank Zane plays the IFBB announcer and works as Consulting producer for biographical film "See Arnold Run".
In 2011, Frank Zane appears in the documentary "Challenging impossibility" recounting the weightlifting feats of Sri Chinmoy, an Indian spiritual teacher who Managed to lift weights at the age of 54 years through meditation.
Today, Frank Zane is still devoted to the world of bodybuilding and continues to advocate clean lines, especially through his website.