“If You Want to Look Like a Freak Take These”: Legend Frank Zane Revealed Who Is the Real Culprit Behind Making Bodybuilding a Freak Show in 2015

Published 11/20/2022, 2:00 PM EST

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Many bodybuilding enthusiasts opine that the sport has lost its charm. Bodybuilder Frank Zane believes that the idea behind bodybuilding has drastically changed now. New concepts have arrived that concentrate on quantity rather than quality. The three-time Mr. Olympia criticizes the use of multiple compounds that bodybuilders use nowadays. Zane reckons that unnecessary use can cause harm to health.

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Frank Zane himself used steroids and compounds during his time. However, he never concentrated on a large body. Zane is mainly famous for building an aesthetically pleasing body with a tiny waist.

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Frank Zane’s perspective on modern bodybuilding

Retired bodybuilder Frank Zane is one of the most celebrated bodybuilders in the industry. Zane changed the idea from an enormous body to an aesthetically pleasing body. He had a small waist with a proportionate body that made a remarkable reputation among the judges. He practiced carefully planned workouts and consumed measured meals. Zane took a couple of supplements that made his workout more effective. The bodybuilder’s genius in taking measured supplements like T4 and amino acids got him the nickname ‘The Chemist’.

In 2015, Frank talked about the changing perspective of bodybuilders on taking supplements in their building process. In the interview with Juiced Muscle.com, he stated;

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“They say, If you take these you will look like a freak take these supplements, take Muscle Tech. If you do this you will look that way.”

However, none of the sources would reveal how drugs would react in your body. Frank also mentioned that taking supplements does not always do good for the body. It can lead to drug abuse as well. Zane blamed the judges in the show who keep defining a perfect body every year. He said;

“I don’t blame bodybuilders. Basically, they are just doing what it takes to win. I blame the judges. The judges are the ones that say – You are the best”.

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Franks advised bodybuilders with a small waist to prioritize the vacuum pose. As per his experience, the pose really helps in getting noticed by the judges.

Frank Zane had an old-school approach to bodybuilding.

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Frank put efforts into understanding the effective ways of burning body fat. He realized that a hyped thyroid plays a key role in burning body fat for energy.

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His old-school workout regime included high-intensity exercise with minimal rest. It gave his body a high pump with excess fat loss.

 

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Muskan Sharma

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Muskan Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Calcutta. Muskan has worked as a writer for 3+ years but has a knack for filmmaking, too.
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