Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Building the Body: Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Building the Body Quarterly will be mailing out before the end of March with lots of great photos as usual and interesting articles.  Why subscribe?  Those who do say it's for motivation and they like getting a neat little magazine in the mail every three months.  It's available as a digital download one month after the hard copy comes out but many prefer the actual magazine so we keep publishing this way.  It's written from my point of view based on my 60 years of training experience.  There's lots for the mature senior bodybuilder but there's info and success stories of people of all ages inside each issue.   Weight training, stretching, aerobics, posing, competition, nutrition, supplements, diets, meditation, stress management, deep relaxation, longevity, all aspects relating to healthy bodybuilding are included.  Here's what's in this issue:

Coming back to Weight Training  - Almost 6 months after rotator cuff surgery I'm getting the OK to start back on my regular training program,  But I'm being careful and taking my time to gradually build up my exercise poundages.

Squat to Grow - If you are looking to gain weight squatting is how to do it.  Butt and thighs are the biggest muscles in the body so if you are looking for sheer bodyweight gain and more overall power give squatting a chance.

Donkeys - No doubt about it this is best calf exercise.  And the simplest.  All you need is a calf block, a rider to sit on your lower back, and a bench to lean on.  Did lots of them training for the Olympias.

Muscles and Longevity - Recent study shows that Muscle Mass Index can be a predictor of Longevity in older results. And of course we know that bodybuilding is the best way to increase muscle mass index.

Do Bodybuilders Live Longer? - Approaching 73 gives me pause to wonder how long bodybuilders live, so I did a Google search of bodybuilders deceased and found the average age of passing was 81.  So train healthy live long.

The Double Biceps Pose is the most popular pose in bodybuilding competition because it is meant to show balance and complete development.  Mastering it is fundamental to success.

Getting Down to Earth by Ed Kellogg PhD is about grounding and how its practice can boost body, mind, and spirit.  Grounding means connecting with the earth.

Practical Grounding Tips - Here's how to connect directly with the earth.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert - We eat at home with simple nutritious recipes and by eating out at restaurants less frequently save money to support our food supplement habit.

New XYP supplement is the fundament aspect of my food supplement habit.   I mix this delicious dark chocolate P protein with our Egg White Perfection for an amazing drink.

Unilateral Weight Training means training one side of the body at a time and might give even more progress than working both sides simultaneously.  This means you can train almost all body parts with one dumbbell but it takes twice as long.

A Christian Mantra for Meditation by John White provides helpful emphasis on how to meditate using this special word of power.

Letters and Email relates interesting questions we get thru the Internet and logical answers to them.

The Ferrigno Classic was held this past day after Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara California and Fernandez won another trophy.

How Routine is Your Workout Routine?  If you are bored with your workouts here's why and how to make necessary changes to spike your motivation.

Frankly Speaking details how to obtain the same supplements I've been using, my latest workout exercise equipment, and a successful Zane Experience client.

So you can see that Building the Body Quarterly is not just about building muscles, it's about that and everything related to it, the total bodybuilding lifestyle.  Subscribe now and learn why you may not be making the gains your are capable of and what to do about it.

Best Wishes in Your Training

Frank Zane

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Egg White Perfection is Back!

Egg White Perfection is back!  

Previously on back-order, I've got a new fresh batch available for immediate shipping.  Eating better and exercising in 2015 alone are great resolutions. Add a third and make sure you're using the best, not a cheap whey protein loaded with sugars. 

With 36 grams of the highest quality pure protein in two scoops that has no fat, cholesterol, a trace of carbs and comes in at just 150 calories, why set yourself back? Egg White Perfection contains free form L-Glutamine to aid in brain function and acts as a boost to the immune system. It mixes easily for your shakes and can be used in a variety of recipes. 

Order today!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Dave Draper featured in Building the Body Winter Issue!

Hot off the press this issue is one of my very favorites because it features a great from the Golden Age, Dave Draper.  His photos grace front and back covers and they are testament to the awesome unique look he developed.  Plus Dave writes about his current training and it is brilliant and hilarious.  Hunter Labrada contributes an article about his training and Fernandez wins his first contest.  Interesting writing and lots of great photos include:

Draper's Back - Dave describes how he used his favorite exercise to build his phenomenal back and Zane compares it to what worked best for him.

Muscles are Forever is Draper's article on his current training and it is one of the most entertaining pieces I've ever read.

The Bomber is a song I wrote about a workout I had with Dave in the early 1970s.

Fernandez wins Contest finally he takes the first place trophy on his third try.  His story of persistence and dedication tells how he did it.

The Contest Thing - It's getting ridiculous, on one hand men are attracted to wearing Bermuda shorts onstage in physique contests.  They think better this than freaky muscle shows.

Freaky Muscle Shows - at the other extreme is walking flexing mountains of muscle beyond belief, a spectacle to be sure but who wants to look like that?  Some people do but they aren't reading this.

Building the Body back issues are available and you can get these collectors items at a package discount.

Hunter Labrada is carrying on the tradition and reputation established by his father Lee Labrada.  With his  genetics and coaching he'll go far, read about how he  got started and his training.

The Neutral Grip means palms facing each other and when  used in pulling (rowing, pulldown) movements helped me overcome elbow injury.

Around the World is a dumbbell exercise I used in my earliest workouts to bring out my lat and chest development.

Under the Sentence of Rehab is what I've been through the last few months following rotator cuff surgery, I'm making progress healing gradually.

Letters and Email pose interesting questions and comments about training and sleeping.

Weighted Ab Work is the best way to thicken and bring out the lower abs but be careful not to thicken the lateral obliques.

Mantra Meditation offers power phrases which can facilitate desired motivational and relaxation benefits through high repetition.

Artificial Sweeteners have been shown in recent research to raise blood sugar levels that can lead to obesity.

Nutrition for Healing is all about my nutritional program of food and supplements to help me heal. It's working!

Frankly Speaking has a neat photo of one of Christine's paintings and news about special prices to BTB subscribers on the fresh batch of Egg White Perfection just in from the lab.

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!