Frank Zane BioGraphy

Frank Zane BioGraphy : He was born on June 28, 1942. He is an American retired professional bodybuilder as well as a writer. Frank is a three-time Mr. Olympia. Frank’s physique is considered one of the greatest in the history of bodybuilding due to his careful attention to symmetry and proportion.He was inducted into the IFBB Hall of Fame in 1999.

Frank Zane BioGraphy

His’s birthplace is Kingston, Pennsylvania USA. He will turn 79 in 2021. Frank says that he started bodybuilding in his teens after reading Muscle magazine. He went from 130 pounds (59 kg) at 14 to 160 pounds (72.5 kg) at 17 through his hard lifting. He completed his schooling in Kingston, Pennsylvania and enrolled at Wilkes University for his further studies. And in 1964 he received a Bachelor of Science. He then taught math and chemistry while living in Florida and California for 13 years. From 1965–1966 he taught math and chemistry at Wachung Hills Regional High School (in New Jersey) for the school year. In addition to teaching, he was also studying psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and in 1977 he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 1992 he was awarded a master’s degree in experimental psychology from California State University, San Bernardino.

Bodybuilding career

He has won Mr. Olympia three times (from 1977 to 1979.His reign represented an emphasis from mass to aesthetics.Zane had the second thinnest waist of all Mr. Olympias after Sergio Oliva, with his broad shoulders forming a distinctive V-taper. His height was 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weight was less than 190 pounds when he won all three Mr. Olympias. He is also known by the nickname “The Chemist” because of his Bachelor of Science degree. Frank famously trained with lighter weights and won several victories but was later trained by Joe Weider with heavier weights. And after that training he had found the shape needed for success at Olympia. And won the title of Mr. Olympia in 1980. Earlier, he had won three consecutive Mr. Olympia titles.Shortly before the competition,He had a poolside accident at his home in which he lost 15 pounds (7 kg) of muscle. The accident marked the end of his reign as Arnold Schwarzenegger controversially placed third on his return to the top of the podium, with Zane.

Zane is one of three men who have defeated Schwarzenegger (along with Chester Yorton and Sergio Oliva) in a bodybuilding competition. He is one of the very few Mr. Olympia winners under 200 pounds (91 kg).

He, who retired after 1983’s Mr. Olympia, competed for more than 20 years and won Mr. America, Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia during his career.

Frank owned and operated “Zen Heaven” in Palm Springs, Calif., in 1985 with his wife, Christine. Where he conducts one-on-one sessions with clients who wish to maintain a symmetrical physique.

Zane was inducted into the Joe Weider Hall of Fame.

Zane has written a newsletter called the him Newsletter since 1998. The Frank in Zen newsletter provides the latest information in all aspects of bodybuilding.

In 2003 he received the Arnold Schwarzenegger Lifetime Achievement Award at the Arnold Classic.

Zane served as a consulting producer on the 2005 film “Sea Arnold Run” and also played an IFBB announcer.He appeared in the 2011 film, the documentary Challenging Impossibility, narrating a weightlifting odyssey. The film was in the official selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.Frank  began filming in June 2020, a feature documentary on his life directed and produced by filmmaker Alex Ardenti.

Frank Zane BioGraphy
Real Name Frank Zane
Nick name The Chemist
Age 79 Year Year Old
Date Of Birth June 28, 1942
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Pro Debut
  • Mr. Pennsylvania
  • 1961
Birth Place Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession American IFBB professional bodybuilder
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Predecessor Franco Columbu
Best Win
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia
  • 1977–1979
Successor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Father Name Adam F. Zane
Mother Name Don’t Know
Sibling Name Don’t Know
Children Name Don’t Know
Wife  name Christine Zane
School Name Don’t Know
University Name
  •  Wilkes University (1964)
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  •  Bachelor of Science (1964)
  • bachelor’s degree in psychology
 Physical Status
Frank Zane BioGraphy Cover Pic
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm
  • 200 lb (91 kg) (contest)
  • 220 lb (100 kg) (off-season)
Body Type  Muscular body structure
Arm Size 18″ (45.7 cm)
Waist Size 29″ (73.7cm)
Chest size 52″ (132cm)
Thigh Size 26″ (66cm)
Calves 16.5″ (41.9cm)
Shoe size 8 inches (US) Approx
Dress Size 4 (US) Approx
Sexual Orientation Straight
  Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is he gay? No
Any Affair No
Wife Name Christine Zane
  Social Network
Facebook Link
Twitter Link 
Instagram Link
YouTube channel Link
Tik Tok Link 


He lives with his wife in San Diego, California. , and their learning center is now known as the “Zen Experience”. He also operates a commerce site selling books, supplements and training equipment. In addition, he is also the founder of Zen Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. where it facilitates bodybuilding art and photography as well as is dedicated to bringing Golden Era bodybuilding back into the mainstream.

Zane runs his website since 2006 and has also appeared in seminars and book signings.

 Personal life

He married Christine Zane in 1967. They have been married for 53 years. He is happily doing life in California with his wife. We do not know about their children.

Frank Zane BioGraphy (Bodybuilding titles)

Bodybuilding titles List Year Wise
1961 Mr. Pennsylvania (17th place)
1962 Mr. Keystone (Winner)
1963  Mr. Keystone (2nd)
  • Mr. Sunshine State (Winner)
  • IFBB Mr. Universe (1st, Medium Height category)
1966 IFBB Mr. America (1st, Medium)
1967 I
  • IFBB Mr. America (1st, Medium)
  • IFBB Mr. Universe (3rd, Tall)
  • IFBB Mr. America (Winner)
  • IFBB Mr. Universe (Winner)
1970 NABBA Mr. Universe (Winner)
1971 NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (1st, Short)
  • NABBA Pro Mr. Universe (Winner)
  • IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs, 4th)
1973  IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs, did not place)
1974 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs, 2nd)
1975 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs, 4th)
1976 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs, 2nd)
1977 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs & Overall Winner)
1978 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs & Overall Winner)
1979 IFBB Mr. Olympia (Under 200 lbs & Overall Winner)
1980 IFBB Mr. Olympia (3rd)
1981  IFBB Mr. Olympia
1982 IFBB Mr. Olympia (2nd)
1983 IFBB Mr. Olympia (4th)

Net Worth

A recent report has revealed that his’s net worth is around $1 million.


  • 1979 :- The Zane Way to a Beautiful Body
  • 1982 :- Super Bodies in 12 Weeks
  • 1986 :- Zane Nutrition
  • 1992 :- Fabulously Fit Forever
  • 1996 :- Fabulously Fit Forever Expanded
  • 1997 :- Frank Zane: Mind, Body, Spirit
  • 2005 :- Frank Zane Training Manual
  • 2008 :- The High Def Handbook
  • 2009 :- The Mind in Bodybuilding
  • 2016 :- 91 Day Wonder Body
  • 2017 :- 91 Day Wonder Abs
  • 2018 :- Zane Bodybuilding Manual

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Frequently Ask Question (Frank Zane BioGraphy)

Que :  What is his doing now?
Ans : He  playing small roles in bodybuilding documentaries.

Que :  How much weight did he lift?
Ans :175

Que :  How old is he today?
Ans :79 years old

Que :  How many Olympias did he win?
Ans :3 Times

Que :  Does he still lift?
Ans :Yes

Que :  What nationality does he have?
Ans :American

Que :  How did his workout?
Ans :His physique was a result of both light and heavy training.

Que :  Is he short?
Ans :(1.75 m)

Que :  How many calories did he eat a day?
Ans : above 3,000 calories

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