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!

  • 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.

  • Chris Zaino's Q & A - Part 11.

    In this issue of Chris Zaino's Q & A, you will learn about using Creatine and working the delts...

  • 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!

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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 4.

    Find out what kind of exercises you can do without a gym on a boat, how to get rid of water retention, how to get rid of stretch marks 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.

  • Q & A With Chris Zaino.

    Check out this awesome Q & A from Chris Zaino. Inside your will learn what a beginner needs to know to get shredded, if having a bodyfat lower than 1 % is possible, and what kind of training routine Chris uses to get freat results!

  • 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!