Bodybuilder Longevity

Turning 74 prompts me to wonder how long bodybuilders live? Let’s look at the statistics. I did an internet Google search of bodybuilders who have passed away to learn how long they lived. I thought of as many popular bodybuilders from years ago, those I saw in magazines as I grew up. I managed to find information on 23 men.

Here’s how long they lived:

Do You Need a Personal Trainer?

In the early 1980’s it seemed unusual as I watched one of the guys who worked out at World Gym in Santa Monica put a young lady through a workout. I wondered why she was letting him massage her butt in plain view of everyone. It was strange but I guess this was part of her training program. Nowadays it seems almost every bodybuilder is a personal trainer or wants to become one and earn upwards of $50 an hour. And in Los Angeles and other big cities personal trainers have no shortage of clients.

The Golden Age Of Gains

At 75 years old, Frank Zane still looks impressive, and he’s full of fresh advice gained from a lifetime spent in pursuit of perfection. Read his latest thoughts on what you need to keep your body fit for the long haul.
There are legends in every sport, and Frank Zane represents the upper echelon of lifters. He’s an anomaly whom many agree had the best-looking body ever. Unlike today’s 250-300-pound bodybuilding champions, Zane never tipped the scales at more than 200 pounds in his competitive prime. Yet he earned three Mr. Olympia titles and is one of the few men to snatch a victory from Arnold.

Training Specialization in Winter by Frank Zane

Winter is the best time to take stock of your physique and ask yourself what needs the most improvement. Start with your symmetry. The question here “Is one side more developed than the other?” Symmetry or bilateral symmetry as it occurs in humans infers that one side of your body is a mirror image of the other. But it never is, and through sports or your occupation (check out the one big forearm on carpenters and tennis players) one side will be more developed and even shaped differently than the other. The best way to improve asymmetry is by using dumb-bells as much as possible.

The Importance of Aerobics in Building Muscle Definition

I frequently get asked about how I was able to develop sculpted muscles with such extreme definition.  What I learned through experimentation – especially when training for the Mr. Olympia competitions – is that the right amount of aerobic activity at the right time will support you in developing more muscle definition over time. It is extremely important to include aerobic activity in a weight training program.  To be aerobic, an activity needs to get your pulse up to target rate and keep it there for at least 11 minutes. Your target heart rate is found by subtracting your age from the number 220, and then taking 70 percent of that number. For a person 40 years old this figures out to be 220 minus 40 equals 180, 180 multiplied by 0.7 equals 126 beats per minute. I try to get one to two hours of total aerobic time every week from riding a stationary bike and walking. Balancing aerobics with weight training is essential for good overall results combining strength and endurance. Too much aerobic activity will increase definition but will not enhance overall muscle growth.  

When you elevate your pulse to target level and keep it there long enough you enter a very special zone. Aerobics performed at the right times and in the right amounts allow the body to burn its own fat for energy. What are the best times for aerobic activity? There are several windows during the day that work very well. First thing in the morning before you eat is very good. On training days, at the end of your workout is best to burn fat because your blood sugar is lower at this time. After an hour of weights the pump burns blood sugar so there’s only fat left to burn.

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