Chris Zaino

Background

Unlike most bodybuilders who got their inspiration from the magazines and " Arnold", my inspiration came from my dad. My dad had a great build, and as far back as I can remember I was flexing my triceps. So, at the age of 13, I moved from Long Island, NY to Sarasota, FL. My parents bribed me with a universal weight machine in my room.

Well, that was the beginning of a monster. In a short amount of time I was able to see progress. This in turn got the motivational ball rolling for me to continue training harder and harder. I entered high school at 98 pounds and I graduated at 205... not bad. From there, I entered college and competed in my first show at 18 years old. I received 2nd in the men's open at the 1995 Jr. FL. I was originally doing the teen division, but they dropped it, so I had to compete in the open.

That was the beginning of a slew of shows and victories. Some of my best shows were the 1997 NPC Mid FL, overall; 1998 NPV Jr. FLorida, overall; 1998 Mr. America, 2nd; and 1999 NPC South Eastern USA, 1st. Since then I have been blessed to have written for Natural Muscle Magazine for 3 years and had the chance to appear on TV and magazines. Like I said, total blessing, total bonus. Years Bodybuilding: 12
Favorite Body Parts: Legs
Favorite Supplements: Glutamine and a Multi-Vitamin
Marital Status: Single And Heterosexual
Age: 26
Height: 5' 7"
Weight:
Offseason 210 lbs.
Contest 185-190 lbs.
Location: Dallas, Texas

Articles

  • All Carbs Are NOT Created Equal!

    Have you ever eaten a meal, or slammed a carbohydrate drink before you trained, to find yourself feeling lethargic mid-way through your workout? Find out why here!

  • All Carbs Are NOT Created Equal!

    Have you ever eaten a meal, or slammed a carbohydrate drink before you trained, to find yourself feeling lethargic mid-way through your workout? Find out why here!

  • Rebuild The Temple - Biblical Principles On Why We Should Take Care Of Our Bodies!

    The question is why you don't mind taking care of something such as a $300,000 car but choose to ignore your body which is priceless? If this sounds a bit strange then read on to get the whole story.

  • Planning For The Holidays!

    In this article I am going to discuss some methods we all can do to keep the weight gain to a minimum. In fact some of you may find out that come the New Year you will be leaner. So let's take a look.

  • The Ultimate 6 Day Split Routine - Days 1-3!

    This article will outline in detail the specific training routine I follow. I will go over the exercises performed each day, sets, reps and additional intensity tips for each body group. In this part one I will be covering hamstrings, chest and back.

  • The Ultimate 6 Day Split Routine - Days 4-6!

    This article is going to outline the specific training routine I follow. I will go over the exercises performed each day, sets, reps, and additional intensity tips for each body group. In this part two I will be covering shoulders, quads and arms.

  • The Ultimate 6 Day Split Routine - Days 1-3!

    This article will outline in detail the specific training routine I follow. I will go over the exercises performed each day, sets, reps and additional intensity tips for each body group. In this part one I will be covering hamstrings, chest and back.

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 10.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn what is better, high intensity training or volume, what anabolic and catabolic means, how to trim down your waist and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 9.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn how to build massive legs with a great routine, how to gain strength and lose fat before summer is over and much more...

  • How I Get Ready For A Photo Shoot - Part Two!

    In part two I am going to cover my diet, how to time your meals, how much water to drink, what supplements to take and how to get that polished look!

  • How I Get Ready For A Photo Shoot!

    Find out down to the very last detail on exactly how I train, eat, do cardio, supplementation, and final polishing tactics to get ready for a photo shoot.

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 8.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn how to gain muscle and not fat, all about the glycemic index, if 30 grams of protein per serving will hard your liver and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 7.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn all about cardio, how to break a plateau with creatine, if surfing is a good cardio and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 6.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will find out what proteins are best in Chris' opinion, what is the best time to do cardio, if going to a chiropractor is necessary, what time to take supplements such as glutamine, creatine and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 5.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn how to burn fat from your midsection and buttocks, if creatine affects your kidney, how to put on strength and size for football and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 3.

    Find out what meal replacements are best for those with high metabolisms, what supplements are good for beginners that are starting a new program, if getting a blood test is a good idea for those who take a lot of supplements and much more...

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino - Part 2.

    Find out what you should do when you hit a training plateau, a great workout if your weak points are your shoulders, chest, and legs, if creatine will give you added weight and much more.

  • Get Healthy With Chiropractic! Find Out If You Need It.

    I am going to discuss and share the many benefits that Chiropractic care can have on you. I am going to explain how Chiropractic and bodybuilding/fitness correlate to provide maximum results for efforts.

  • Time & Consistency: The Keys To The Body You Desire!

    Why are more and more people failing in their attempts to achieve a healthier, leaner physique? Their workouts were great, they did their cardio, ate right too. Learn why time & consistency are the key to gains!

  • How Training Partners Can Help You!

    Training partners will help you to stick to your fitness program creating the consistency needed for improvement. They provide the motivation needed to challenge yourself, pushing you higher and closer to your goals.