1979 Mr. Olympia – Champion Frank Zane



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Frank Zane wins the fifteenth annual Mr. Olympia contest held during September, 1979 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio. Frank Zane – Mr. Olympia 1977-1979. Frank Zane (born June 28, 1942 in Kingston, Pennsylvania) is an American former professional bodybuilder and teacher.

Zane received a B.Sc (Bachelor of Science degree) in Education from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1964. • Frank Zane won his third consecutive Mr. Olympia title• This was the last year the Mr. Olympia contest used weight divisions to determine an overall winner. 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, after suffering a near-fatal injury at his home, requiring lengthy hospitalization) 1981 (Did not compete; boycotted the Mr Olympia contest after the. Awarded The Overall Mr.

Olympia Title For 1979.” At the end of the posedown Frank looked cool and composed while Mike seemed stressed, tired and anxious. So it was no surprise when Frank Zane was awarded the overall Mr. Olympia title for 1979. • 1961 Mr.

Pennsylvania (17th place)• 1962 Mr. Keystone (Winner)• 1963 Mr. Keystone (2nd)• 1965 Mr.

Sunshine State (Winner). Frank Zane was the best built man on Earth. Smith, Mayor; Grace Weneke, recorder; and John Caldabaugh, Peter Garrett, John Forster, Granville Snodgrass and Frank Zane, members of council.

A two-time Mr Olympia winner, many people consider Zane’s abs. 12 hours ago · Jeho trenéry a inspirátory byli kulturisté Bill Pearl a Frank Zane. Olympia in 1976 and 1981, and competed in the inaugural edition of the World’s Strongest Man in 1977, where he placed fifth. Hledaný výraz: The Return of Frank Cannon Uživatelé. “If you are not obsessed with your life, change it. Universe 1968 Mr.

Olympia winner Frank. Zane happens to be one of the most celebrated bodybuilders of all time and the winner of a series of prestigious titles including that of Mr. Olympia.

Zane’s Physique was absolutely flawless and flowed with incredible symmetry. In his prime, he used to possess the look of a chiseled stone sculpture, precisely cut, well defined, and razor sharp. Frank Zane Workout Frank Zane has won every major bodybuilding title including Mr America, Mr Universe, Mr World and even the Mr Olympia for 3 consecutive years 1977, 1978 and 1979.

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Frank Zane was good enough to win his share of victories in the sixties, but it wasn’t until the seventies that he achieved the perfection of development that allowed him to be victorious in three Mr. Olympia competitions.

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Frank Zane had held the title for three years, and at least a dozen contenders were jockeying to win, including guys I saw at the gym every day.

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  • The Time where Human Beauty and aesthetics were still appreciated. So sad for the Millenials that they will not see these masterpieces anymore.

  • 16:00 this picture speaks a thousand words. Whereas Mentzer looked tremendous the night before, he looks bloated and holding water in the finals.

  • What did Frank Zane weigh in this contest? Many of the comments made didn’t convey anything. the prejudging comment about Mentzer was particularly telling. Weider was a terrible person and I’m sure that the change in judging was directed by him. The growing abuse of drugs by bodybuilders was a direct result of the contest environment promoted and allowed by Weider. His only concern was making more money and controlling the contestants. Look at all the premature deaths of bodybuilders who competed in Weider contests. Disgusting!

  • No this was still under 200 winner and over 200 winner. Frank Zane under 200 pounds winner and Mike Mentzer over 200 pound winner.

  • Fuck Joe Weider that fraud!!!!!!!!!! Mentzer won 1979 and 1980 another proof that BB is not a real competition sport!!! Arnold S is a fraud as well!!!

  • Nice comparison, but Frank Zane does not have poor genetics. Just to have him compared to Arnold in both their primes is a feat in itself. And if you saw Zane up close with his shirt off at his near best back in the 70s, you would be gobsmacked at how big he was. His arms, for example, were large and exceedingly muscular. Genetically, the long head of his triceps extends three quarters of the way down his humerus, which is unusual, unlike the average man’s which only goes half the way down. With a relatively small frame Zane hardly looked like a bodybuilder in clothes, which is how he liked it. Dave, Australia

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger always better than any bodybuilder, was extremely athletic as well, unlike today’s turtles �� who can’t even walk straight without rubbing their…..!!, lol

  • i rememer chris dickerson in the 1980s he was winning every pro show he competed in he beat all the guys from the late 70s and 80s

  • Chest is shallow with hardly no rib cage. Apart from that a decent physique. I can understand him losing to Bannout, but losing to Chris Dickerson???

  • Honestly the early 80s was full of politics and favoritism lol, worse than any era before&after. 80 wasn’t “bad” but wasn’t convencible neither, 81&82 were just jokes, even in 83 Samir can’t stand a chance against Bertil Fox except from the back and he placed 5th ����‍♂️

  • Mentzer got a perfect score, the first in Olympia history, was a heavyweight (usually heavyweights bigger guys, especially today are favored over the smaller guys) and lost? How does someone with the lower score win? I talked to Mike in the 90’s about this, and after the 1980 Olympia he was sickened by the whole process and quit competitive bodybuilding altogether. There’s also alot more that went on, what we talked about, but is beyond the scope of a comment here. He was a really great, brilliant guy. It was really sad when he died, and his brother Ray just a few days later. He definitely left his mark though.

  • This body is for the girls, this guy probably had like 30 girlfriends at the same time, better than the bodybuilding today is just massive, cant even wipe their ass ��

  • It didn’t back then. Sadly they’ve RUINED a great sport. It’s become a chemical freak. Glad to see younger guys are are recognizing this.

  • You can sell s Eskimo ice if you package it right.He has the look of a man who does a lot of calisthenics a political Mr Olympia no mass Compare him to a heavy muscular gymnast..He couldn’t even compete then..no chest no calves

  • I remember reading about the contest and the article ( I believe m&f) said zanes presentation and posing won the day, for example apparently mentzer kept forgetting to flex one if his thighs. They also stated it was like a comparison between a show horse and a work horse.

  • You should analyse 1980 Olympia contest in which Arnold won and Frank came second,peoples say that was controversial win for Arnold

  • Weak as he was he still looks good in these shots. The elbows were calcification. Hes on life support now. I hope he is released from his pain.

  • I like Chris! Especially after watching the 82′ Mr. O on DVD! And he is a great poser! A gentleman’s bb all the way! Gracious and sincere, thoughtful and solemn one for the ages!

  • Mike Mentzer 79 should have been overall Mr Olympia. That was his ALLTIME best condition. He had everything Zane had with a more hurculean build.

  • Seeing how Serge walked away from the IFBB, Sergio being suspended and Robby never getting his conditioning right. Then I guess you’re right

  • Frank Zane never had my favourite physique but let’s be honest, he was head and shoulders above Chris Dickerson. Different class. A match up I would like to see sometime is Roelly Winklaar from the Arnold Australia 2018 vs Nasser El Sonbaty from the Arnold Classic 1997. Keep up the great work ��

  • Great job with the videos Marx! I personally think Dickerson was the bottom of the barrel as far as being a Mr. Olympia goes.. not one dominant body part or wow factor at all to his physique.

  • Mike’s stomachs was huge that night. I remember this show. This was when bodybuilders were accountable to maintain their shape.
    Mentzer did not deserve to win with a round stomache plus he looked lost onstage in the final posedown against Zane, he rushed thru his poses, always looking sideways at Frank and seemed to wilt in front of us all and Boyer had rounded shoulders.
    Thanks for posting this. I remember the Olympia when we could see true bodybuilding, not the pathetic spectacle it has most deservedly reduced itself to.

  • Frank Zane was as good as he could be and was of a high polish and his biggest in 1979. Arnold told Frank Zane he must compete and defend his title when asked by Frank if he should go ahead and compete. Oh my this rings true of Arnold and his competitive nature.

  • Zane bad genetics? Are you kidding me? He had great genetics. Small wrists, wide shoulders. He just didnt push the mass game that much. He probably didnt use nearly as much drugs as the others. He played the aeshetic game

  • Arnold has the best body ever in my opinion but of course Ronnie is the king and best bodybuilder ever but Arnold body looked the best to me.. if i could choose a body for myself i would take Arnolds body

  • Back when bodybuilding was good, not the pathetic trainwreck it’s been since the mid-late eighties to now.
    Arched chests, calf-arm balance. And the posing.

  • DISCLAIMER: I am a fan of both Arnold and Zane, no biased in my analysis, going to keep it real.

    Zane looked better than Arnold Aesthetically, even tho he wasn’t nearly as big as the Oak, Zane just had every proportion right, you can see it when he’s in a shadow, the legs are perfectly proportioned to the upper body, the V taper was perfectly proportioned to the rest of the body, and no matter how hard I look for a muscle group that shouldn’t be as big or is too small, I just can’t find one. Zane also had a better abdominal section than Arnold, what Zane didn’t have was Arnold’s height and mass, and Arnold presented it very aesthetically, especially with his 3/4 back double bicep.

    Arnold also had great aesthetics’s, Arnold’s bicep peaks and arms in general are about as perfect as you can have, however the reason I choose Zane over Arnold is because in my opinion (if we are talking proportions) i feel Arnold’s chest was a little too big, don’t get me wrong the Oak had one of the best pecs in BB history, I just feel they are too large and take away from his legs, I don’t believe Arnold had small legs in fact I think Arnold had outstanding legs and in my opinion the reason his legs are sometimes referred too as small is because his chest just over powered them giving the illusion of smaller legs, after all bodybuilding is creating an illusion.

    I look at both of these legends of the golden era, both these masters of aesthetics and ask myself who I’d rather look like, and the answer is Zane because his body is a body is just proportioned with the precision of the finest sculptures and watches, and that’s what makes him able to face off against Arnold, the illusion he presents.

  • The reason Arnold and the rest feared Frank oh so very much, was his mastery of illusion via the vehicle of posing, Frank new each and every competitor’s strengths and weaknesses and with his knowledge of the human body and intricate posing talents at his disposal he would be to attack and counter his opponents no matter what angel the would assail him to try to defeat him. This is why everyone loved Frank so much and would always suspend their training sessions to oblige the Frank in his impromptu random posing sessions in the gym! He was a marvel, and that is why the new crop of bb’s can’t figure out, it is all in the lost craft of posing! And Frank dutifully proved this, a true and consummate professional Whilst today’s bb’s attempt to outshine from the rest by out “bodybuilding” and “out-muscling” their competitors with bullyboy wrestling tactics on the stage, the greats, the legends never resorted to these barbarous violent ways of the new world. Remember the classic Posedown’s back in the day? They would just begin to pose, and hit pose after original pose after pose with the guys next to them in a proper gentleman type fashion and it worked, now that is what I call real bodybuilding!

  • while frank is certainly balanced I think he was too skinny to be a mr olympia IMO a real step back from Schwarzenegger (and dont point out that frank beat arnold for mr universe when arnold was first getting started) –

  • Most people don’t know how good chris Dickerson was
    Before the Olympia he was killing all the top bodybuilders in the grand prix circuit for about 4 years

  • Frank Zane was actually a much bigger body builder back in the late 60’s. Not quite as huge as Arnold, but had similar mass packed everywhere. There are a fair few black & pics of Arnold, Frank, & Dave Draper in magazine shots with Betty Weider, mostly on the beach. Would no doubt have been around the time Arnold first got over to America. Frank was big, prob same size as Dave Draper, who was also a big guy for that time (along with the likes of Bill Pearl & Sergio).

  • 4 min routine ended with a vacuum pose, awesome. This was the physique to aspire to..I know, I did and achieved my goal ( not as lean but shapely and aesthetic) which was inspired by this clasic beautiful physique.amazing to watch this from 40 years ago.

  • greek god when i see the bodybuilders of that era i am motivated and wanna be in gym but when i see today’s bodybuilders i am demotivated and they are absolutely disgusting.

  • What is the name of his posing track?

    Don’t say it’s that Pink Floyd track from Meddle because it doesn’t break down in the chorus in the same way at all.

  • this isnt natural so please stop asking if this achievable without steroids. Still one of the most aesthetic bodybuilders regardless.

  • Richard Baldwin won his division in the Mr Universe that night.He is now in his 70s and looks incredible. It would be good if you did a video of him today.Roy Duvall from England won the overall
    I competed for South Africa but only came 13th in Roys division.
    You are right it was an amazing weekend.I also met Bill Pearl,Dave Draper and Serge Nubret who couldn’t compete because he was banned for the IFBB

  • I still don`t understand why Zane won 3 times Mr. O.? He didn´t have a better symmetrie, and never had, compared to all other body-builders, he just had less mass. Comparing all the guys,Lee Haney was already very good, but Samir was outstanding!

  • a Mr. Olympia in Munich germany, unthinkable today, this was back when germany still was germany, as western country solidly integrated within the family of western alliance nations.

  • I recall the IFBB was pissed at Bertil during the weeks prior to this show because he (along with Robby Robinson and Casey Viator) was supposed to compete at the night of champions and failed to show up.  there was even talk of banning them from competing at the 1983 Mr Olympia.

  • Zane should have won the Olympia every year from 1976 through 1983. No way that little, stubby Franco should have won in 76 and 81. Arnold was a shell of his former self in 80. And Chris Dickerson in 82 is the worst Mr. Olympia in history.

  • Samir should have won in 82 but Bertil wiped the floor with everyone this day… they got it ridiculously wrong like Haney in 90, Yates in 97, Coleman in 2001, and Cutler in 2007 just a shame

  • Samir’s definition and especially his back is a phenomenon… great back muscle mass and definition that is not shown in this short episode… Samir’s back and symmetry was a legend….
    Roo7… ma 7ada addak

  • bodybuilding took a turn for the worst. these guys look good. the guys on stage today, dont get me wrong, its ok, but damn, these guys in the early days look good.

  • When the ifbb had class. Everything from the stage, the announcer, the competitors. It’s a shit fest today. Bodybuilders look like shit. Posing routines look like shit. Ben Weider is missed.

  • It would have been good to have seen Zane with more mass and better arms…but then again Bob Paris showed us what that would have looked like

  • Kad je ovaj komedijas bio Mr Olimpia, onda je sve moguce. Pa covek izgleda slabije od Ivane Spanovic. Malo podgojeniji atleticar.. Sou.

  • Cuerpazo tenía…uno de los mejores cuerpos culturistas de la historia….lo de pesar 86 kilos y ser el MR.olimpia mas liviano de la historia le da doble mérito…Miro los actuales Mr olimpias( desde 2000 hasta ahora,salvo el Mr.olimpia 2018)y ganan por goleada los Arnold..Zane…Sergio oliva…

  • 1:22 This comparison shot shows just how superior Arnold was to Zane, as good as Frank was. Arnold 28.5″ thighs and 20″ calves and they call him ‘chicken legs’? What would Frank be called then, sparrow legs? lol

  • On one hand, you could say CD could have been 3x Olympia champ.. few think Arnold should have won in ‘80, fewer think Franco should have won in ‘81.
    Still, had CD won in ‘80, others would have competed in ‘81, but they boycotted.

    CD definitely had flaws.. not sure when he tore that bicep, but clearly he had the best legs next to Tom Platz in that era

  • Frank Zane has always been the “WTF were they thinking?” Mr Olympia, lol. If they were going in that direction how’d he lose to an off Arnold in 1980? The IFBB has consistently shown that they have NO idea what their own judging criteria is when untangled from politics.

  • If only his gut looked like he swallowed a gigantic pumpkin, then his physic would look complete…like a true modern bodybuilder.

  • The funny thing is that Mentzer won the heavy weight division with a perfect score but he lost against Zane in the overall, that was retarded, why give Mentzer a perfect score and then put him second? It doesn’t make sense

  • Not impressive at all…. But he hide his weaknesses with poses…. Very poor abs, twisted standing, flat muscles and zero calves

  • For a guy who is supposed to be a great poser, I think he missed many opportunites to hit his shots right. He doesn’t really expand his frame into his poses. Reminds me of Arnold talking about “little guys posing” in Pumping Iron… “They hide away when they pose”. And, given he had one of the best vacuums in bodybuilding history, he could have used it to great effect in more poses than just the vaccum pose. Many of they arms overheard poses look amazing with a vaccum, but he always goes for the shrunken abs-tensed version of the poses. With his vaccum, some of those arms overhead poses could have looked super dramatic.

  • Looks like shit looks like hes 180 lbs looks like the average person with clothes on whats so special about him im legit bigger as him and ive only been lifting for 3 years shit

  • Beautiful physic……and he looks human…..
    For me Lee Haney was the last bodybuilder massiv but with esthetic in same time. After arrive the mass monster and they look like too big.
    (Sorry about my english)

  • Its really sad that Mr Olympia turned into an American national event. It used to be a worldwide international contest with really fascinating contest locations and diverse cultural structure like Judges, presenters, competitors. Now its just a beuty contest/freak show in Las Vegas presented more like a fancy night show. Look at the venue in 1983, Its Munich Olympic Stadium one of the most prestigious places in all sports history.

  • I was there at Wembley in 82. I remember he was walking around in a Red tracksuit before pumping up and going on. He was pissed and complaining about the lighting. Nonetheless, he looked positively magnificent when he came on.

  • I always read and heard that the cassette tapes used for Frank Zane’s posing music was played wrong and had a faster speed. You can see Zane‘s frustration in his face! You That was not supposed to be a quick pace posing routine. Had it been the correct song and the correct pace, I believe Zane would’ve beaten Chris Dickerson. Dickerson by the way, was a superior poser