Nicknamed ‘The Chemist’, Frank Zane holds an ineradicable spot on the roster of the great bodybuilders in history. Popular for his unmatched symmetry and proportions to this date, Frank Zane is a legend in the sports of Bodybuilding whenever there is a conversation about the most aesthetic bodybuilders ever. Zane has been awarded 3 Sandows in his 20 years of bodybuilding career, winning Mr Olympia in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Zane flaunts the second slimmest waistline after Sergio Oliva to have won the Mr Olympia title. He is also one of the three bodybuilders to have defeated the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger on the stage. Zane was called as ‘the chemist’ because of his degree- ‘Bachelors in Science’ and his arsenal of supplements including a lot of amino acids back in the day when it was uncommon. These quotes by Frank Zane talk about his training style and ideas on the sport of bodybuilding and the risk and sacrifices you have to be willing to take and make when stepping on the Mr Olympia stage. Get reading these Frank Zane quotes and get inspired.
Live your life by the hour, not by the day. What will you achieve in the next hour?
To be successful in bodybuilding, you have to be a good observer.
Expect more than others think is possible.
The more you’re obsessed by something, the better chance you have of achieving it.
In those days, I did what was necessary for me to win. This included training with heavy weights: a precursor for injury.
Risk more than others think is safe.
Back in the day, I took a lot of supplements and tons of amino acids. Still do. But back then it was pretty unusual. That’s how I got the nickname The Chemist.
Care more than others think is wise.
Numbers are an abstraction, especially to muscles. Your body doesn’t know the absolute weight of what you lift; it only recognizes how heavy it feels.
The secret is to make lighter weights feel heavier.
Dream more than others think is practical.
A lot of guys have better genes, but if you work hard and consistently, you can outperform them.
Continuity is how you build a physique.
Being weak is a choice, so is being strong.
I’ve never been a super heavy lifter and am relatively pain-free at almost 60.
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