This is a picture of Frank Zane at 64 years old.
Now, I’ve always been a big fan of Zane’s aesthetics, but seeing this picture changed my entire perspective of the man, and indeed, life itself. None of the men in my lineage even LIVED to see 60, and this guy is downright shredded at 64.
Zane is no meathead either. He’s got a master’s degree, a very successful career, and a hot wife. Clearly, he used the lessons learned under the barbell as a tool to further his entire life’s goals. That is incredibly inspiring.
Some things can only be learned when in the bottom of the squat, things that the weak of this world will never know. Zane tapped into this, and used it to build a kingdom, and a damn fine body by ANY standards. He looks better at 64 than half of the 20-somethings in this forum, including myself.
I want to look like that at 64. Hell, I want to LIVE to see 64! I know now what I must do. I must release the past, for too long I’ve been clinging to weak excuses and rationalizations. I must look to the future, find a lofty Goddamn goal, and climb for it with everything inside me.
I want to be like Zane. Tell me how, that I might find that road, and walk it. My life quite literally depends on it.