Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Updates


It's been 5 weeks since my rotator cuff surgery and I'm healing well and am able to type one handed.  I'm also able to write so I'm making a special holiday offer to personally autograph any Let's Grow books ordered before Christmas.

Go for the holiday special which is all 3 book and free DVD and I'll autograph all the books.

I'm just finishing up the Winter 2014 issue of Building the Body quarterly featuring Dave Draper on the covers with feature articles inside, it's one of the best issues ever.  More closer to publication date in January.

Happy Holidays,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Surgery and "Build Your Calves"

I'm currently resting and doing well after a shoulder surgery last week and hope to be back up to full speed quickly.  Before the surgery, I put together a new Kindle title for my latest training series, called "Build Your Calves."

I'll do a full write-up soon, complete with an update on my recovery.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Building the Body - Autumn 2014

Building the Body Autumn 2014 will be mailed the week of September 29th.  If you are tired of reading muscle mags containing over 75% paid advertising telling you the mastodons pictured within built all that muscle taking the supplements they sell, then our quarterly publication is for you.  It's filled with useful information on training, nutrition, and bodybuilding psychology that you can realistically use to enhance your bodybuilding lifestyle. BTB is dedicated to promoting the physiques of the 'Golden Age' of bodybuilding, those of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  Steve Reeves, Larry Scott have already been featured, Dave Draper is scheduled for the Winter issue coming out in January, and this issue presents Lee Labrada.  Check it out, you'll be refreshingly surprised.  There is no paid advertising from outside sources and it is filled with great photographs.  Look at what's in this issue:

Lee Labrada graces the covers of this issue along with fantastic photos inside of this great champion who should have won Mr. Olympia in the late 1980s.  Now in his mid 50s and in shape  comparable to his competitive years, Lee explains his motivation, current training and diet.

Fist Pump?  Everyone's heard of a fist bump, but what in the world is a fist pump?  It's Frank's last resort to keep training under adversity.  Find out how.

Randomized Routine is the ultimate in muscle confusion while still maintaining the semblance of a regular routine.  Utilizing the three way split there is a way to keep your body guessing and improving by this workout plan. 

Sulfur Bearing Amino Acids are methionine, cystine, and cysteine.  They have important functions in the body such as building immunity and creating healthy skin and hair.

Breathe is about how Frank does breathing exercises to improve his endurance through breath control.  This is important for mastering posing as well as stress management and deep relaxation.  Find out how he does this by combining deep breathing with visualization.

Walking Lake Murray is what Frank, Christine and their dog Bob do almost every evening.  A fast paced 45 minute walk is keeping them in great shape.

Intermittent Fasting is an enlightening article by Fred Duncan explaining how staying hungry longer is both good for you as well as a way to increase muscular definition.

Fernandez Fasting tells how my training partner used intermittent fasting eating one day to satisfaction and fasting the following day has helped him get in shape for an upcoming competition.  You'll find out how he did in the next issue.

Ralph Conan is a 78 year old bodybuilder who is enthusiastic and still at it.  His resolve is motivation for those who feel they are too old to work out seriously.

Fishing for Turkey explains how Frank has modified the meat eating part of his diet by choosing food that don't inhibit peristalsis.

Glycine Water is Frank's latest innovation, i.e. to use Glycine as a sweetener.  It is the simplest amino acid and the body uses it to make other aminos.  It is present in large amounts in muscle tissue and taking it can insure against muscle loss.  It is sweeter than other gluconeogenic aminos (alanine, glutamine, proline) and can help you eliminate artificial sweeteners.

Photochemical Nutrients are chemical compounds that occur in plants that have biological properties than nourish the body.  We have a convenient method for insuring you get these essential nutrients.

New Workout Courses for digital download.  Go to to get info on my latest Kindle courses for download to your tablet or laptop, they are Build Your Arms and Get Great Abs.  Coming up are Build your CalvesExpand your chest, Develop Impressive Deltoids, Grow V Shaped Lats, Develop Your Thighs, and the Art of Posing.

Don't miss out on this unique publication, subscribe now and we'll mail you a hard copy of this issue.  Good luck in your training,

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Get Great Abs

My second training course, Get Great Abs is now available as a digital download from Kindle at

It's nice to have a complete waistline, ab and core workout on your reader or tablet, you can take it to the gym and follow it as you train.  What's even nicer is that there are 7 levels of progression, enough for a lifetime of workouts.  Progress through these workouts and you will Get Greater Abs.  I guarantee it!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Build Your Arms!

Build Your Arms is a Kindle digital reader download available at . This arm course contains complete instruction on biceps, triceps, and forearm exercises with photos of each exercise and stretches between sets. Now you can Build Your Arms for a lifetime and you don’t need a lot of equipment. A bench with an adjustable set of dumbbells and barbell would get you started and well along in the program. Add an overhead and lower pulley, EZ curl bar, dip bars, gripper, incline bench and that’s all you need for the advanced routine. . You can do the programs at home or at commercial gym. There’s the beginning program needing only barbell, bench and dumbbells, the intermediate programs using overhead pulley and EZ curl bar, and the advanced program adding a gripper and incline bench. This course even gives you super set combinations using the exercises described and illustrated. Even if you don’t have the arm training equipment you find in a commercial gym you can easily do the program at home with a minimum of equipment. As a matter of fact training for Mr. Olympia summer of 1976 my arms got better than ever training them twice a week using only one dumbbell and 2 triceps 2 biceps/forearm exercises.

With this kind of arm instruction on your reader, tablet or laptop you can easily follow the program referring to the illustration and description of each exercise as you do it. Build Your Arms makes it easy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Building the Body: Summer 2014

The Summer 2014 issue of  Building the Body quarterly is being finished at the printers and we plan to mail it out the weekend of August 2nd If you've had it with muscle mags that are 75% advertising, full of photos of overgrown bloated monster physiques then check out our publication:  No paid advertising, no freaky physiques.  Our goal is to promote the symmetrical physique with great photos and interesting articles:

The Most Muscular Pose gives Frank's view on why posing is necessary for anyone who wishes to measure progress effectively.

What About Bulking Up? If you want to develop the best look to your physique this is why you should not bulk up.  Why gain a bunch of weight (fat, water, some muscle) and then lose it when you trim down leaving you where you started?

Selective Growth is what quality bodybuilding is all about, that is isolating those body parts you want to grow.  Learn how to pump up the small body parts and get better balance to your development.

Let’s Grow is not about Bulking Up.  Frank's new book explains in great detail how to grow those body parts that contribute to your overall proportionate symmetrical look.

Life’s too short to fish with a dead cricket is the story of Blake Sherrod, who in 50s, dropped 40 pounds of fat in under 4 months.  Read his story, see his amazing before and after photos!

Latman describes how to get wider fuller lats, what to do and how to do it.  See bodybuilding' widest lat spread, learn who is Latman!

Bodybuilding: State of the Art - All the mail we get wants to see more of the symmetrical physiques from the 60s, 70s, and 1980s before mass became master. Our goal is to show these physiques and tell their story.

What is Potential?  Behavioral psychologists say there is no such thing since it's not a behavior and you cannot measure it.  But we say it's a mixture of what they are born with and what they do to cultivate it.  Can potential be a curse?

Is 70 the New 40?  As older physiques look younger and younger is it possible to look 20 or even 30 years younger than your chronological age by training, eating, and thinking right?

Letters asks some interesting questions that deserve honest answers.

How Much Carbs?  Eat too much carbs and you'll get fat, don't eat enough of them and you lack energy, brain power, and the ability to get a pump in your workout.  What's the right amount?

Frankly Speaking about supplements describes our latest experiments with N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine to build immunity and healthy skin and hair.  And learn about our new Nature Pacs for easy convenient vitamin/mineral/phyto-nutrient supplementation.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


Training has been going well and I'm looking forward to stepping up the intensity and see what kind of shape I can get into for the Autumn season.  I plan to stick to my three workouts a week for now because it's working.  Just turned 72 and it's enough training but as Summer progresses I'd like to bump it up to a 5 day cycle training three days out of 5: train back of upper body, rest, train legs, train front of upper body, rest, repeat.  This is the program described in my Let's Grow book which is selling very well.  As incentive to get my literature I'm offering a special deal:  buy my 3 books Let's Grow, Symmetry, and High Def Body and get my Train with Zane Workout DVD ($40 value) FREE.  Learn more at

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