“That Six-Pack Won’t Develop”: Frank Zane Aka ‘The Chemist’ Reveals Diet Isn’t the Only Thing You Need to Target for Flaunting Perfect Abs

Published 04/09/2023, 12:00 PM EDT

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Three-time Mr. Olympia Frank Zane had a physique that still holds the reputation of arguably the most aesthetic figure in bodybuilding. With practice and excellence, comes experience. With several years dedicated to the art of bodybuilding, the retired star is on a journey to share his knowledge with the bodybuilding community. 

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Even in his 80s, the legend contributes to the bodybuilding community by sharing his knowledge and expertise on podcasts and social media. The latest post on his Instagram channel reveals some unknown facts about toning the abs.

Frank Zane gives a wholesome insight to flaunt those abs 

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The legend of bodybuilding said, “Eating the right diet and aerobic exercise can keep the subcutaneous fat layer thin, covering the abs.” However, only diet and exercise will not help in getting those perfect abs according to The Chemist. Apparently, there’s more. 

Zane suggests concentrating more on abdominal exercise to develop six pack. “Unless sufficient abdominal exercise is done, the abs in right fashion, that six-pack won’t develop,” the proficient bodybuilder added in his post. And the image of his abs which is added to the post is proof that he did everything right to maintain such well-defined features.

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Earlier, in an interview with Escape Fitness, Frank revealed that he used to stretch between sets.always did stretch between sets. I don’t think that many people do that.” He says that a set will help in muscle contraction and a stretch will allow muscle relaxation and thus keeps the blood in the muscle. Such valuable insights coming from the bodybuilding aesthetician could be of great use for rookie bodybuilders.

Fans appreciate and bow to the master 

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The respect his followers had for Zane were reflected in the comments on the post. “The one and only. Thank you for decades of knowledge and inspiration.” a commenter posted. Another commenter wrote “I agree! People think about the food and diets but neglect training the abs and correcting posture. Great post!

Most aesthetic of all time,” mentioned another user.  “Frank Zane is still the champ,” said a proud fan. “I listened to your appearance on Escape Fitness podcast. It was a great episode,” read a comment.

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Etha Bindu Rani

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Etha Bindu Rani is an American sportswriter at EssentiallySports. Being a fitness enthusiast, she considers Ronnie Coleman and Chris Bumstead as her inspirations. Apart from that, Etha is passionate about writing.
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Jahnabi Choudhury

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