Legendary bodybuilder Frank Zane, 80, shares with his Instagram followers how he stays in top shape.
He recently said the former Mr. Olympia has adopted a new workout to maintain a chiseled body in old age.
Zane shared that as he got older, he changed his workout routine.
“As I get older, I prioritize walking,” he said in an interview with Men’s Health.
He also made the switch from free weights to machine-guided workouts on purpose.
“Walking on a treadmill has always been part of my race preparation, but as I got older it became essential.”
He says the machines increase stability and allow lifters to engage more specific body areas.
Zane started lifting weights at age 14 while growing up in Northeast Pennsylvania.
From 1977 to 1979, he won the Mr. Olympia competition three times.
At 5’9″ and 200 pounds, Zane is still considered one of the most aesthetically gifted bodybuilders of all time.
He is one of three men to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in the history of professional bodybuilding.
He has since been inducted into the Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.
In his prime, Zane praised free weights and said lifting weights helped him gain weight.
“After every set, I’d be on the floor and lay there wondering if I could do another set,” he said on his blog about his early pro training.
His Instagram is designed to inspire the masses, including fellow octogenarians.
“The way you see yourself in the mirror is a product of your belief system. You see what you expect to see,” he said on his Instagram.