Frank Zane

Frank Zane is a three-time Mr. Olympia winner and the only bodybuildling to beat Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime. Frank collected dozens of titles before retiring in 1980 to begin a successful gym and exercise equipment company.

Frank encouraged Sri Chinmoy through the years not only with his example as an athlete, but as a philosopher as well. Highly learned in eastern thought, Frank inspired Sri Chinmoy with his thoughtful observations of Sri Chinmoy’s spiritual motivations behind his pursuit of weightlifting.

Sri Chinmoy lifts Frank Zane overhead outside his home in Palm Springs, CA