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Building the Body: Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 issue of Building the Body Quarterly will be mailing out before the end of March with lots of great photos as usual and interesting articles.  Why subscribe?  Those who do say it’s for motivation and they like getting a neat little magazine in the mail every three months.  It’s available as a digital download one month after the hard copy comes out but many prefer the actual magazine so we keep publishing this way.  It’s written from my point of view based on my 60 years of training experience.  There’s lots for the mature senior bodybuilder but there’s info and success stories of people of all ages inside each issue.   Weight training, stretching, aerobics, posing, competition, nutrition, supplements, diets, meditation, stress management, deep relaxation, longevity, all aspects relating to healthy bodybuilding are included.  Here’s what’s in this issue:
Coming back to Weight Training  – Almost 6 months after rotator cuff surgery I’m getting the OK to start back on my regular training program,  But I’m being careful and taking my time to gradually build up my exercise poundages.
Squat to Grow – If you are looking to gain weight squatting is how to do it.  Butt and thighs are the biggest muscles in the body so if you are looking for sheer bodyweight gain and more overall power give squatting a chance.
Donkeys – No doubt about it this is best calf exercise.  And the simplest.  All you need is a calf block, a rider to sit on your lower back, and a bench to lean on.  Did lots of them training for the Olympias.
Muscles and Longevity – Recent study shows that Muscle Mass Index can be a predictor of Longevity in older results. And of course we know that bodybuilding is the best way to increase muscle mass index.
Do Bodybuilders Live Longer? – Approaching 73 gives me pause to wonder how long bodybuilders live, so I did a Google search of bodybuilders deceased and found the average age of passing was 81.  So train healthy live long.
The Double Biceps Pose is the most popular pose in bodybuilding competition because it is meant to show balance and complete development.  Mastering it is fundamental to success.
Getting Down to Earth by Ed Kellogg PhD is about grounding and how its practice can boost body, mind, and spirit.  Grounding means connecting with the earth.
Practical Grounding Tips – Here’s how to connect directly with the earth.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert – We eat at home with simple nutritious recipes and by eating out at restaurants less frequently save money to support our food supplement habit.
Unilateral Weight Training means training one side of the body at a time and might give even more progress than working both sides simultaneously.  This means you can train almost all body parts with one dumbbell but it takes twice as long.
A Christian Mantra for Meditation by John White provides helpful emphasis on how to meditate using this special word of power.
Letters and Email relates interesting questions we get thru the Internet and logical answers to them.
The Ferrigno Classic was held this past day after Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara California and Fernandez won another trophy.
How Routine is Your Workout Routine?  If you are bored with your workouts here’s why and how to make necessary changes to spike your motivation.
Frankly Speaking details how to obtain the same supplements I’ve been using, my latest workout exercise equipment, and a successful Zane Experience client.
So you can see that Building the Body Quarterly is not just about building muscles, it’s about that and everything related to it, the total bodybuilding lifestyle.  Subscribe now and learn why you may not be making the gains your are capable of and what to do about it.
Best Wishes in Your Training
Frank Zane