Name: Aziz Shavershian
Because what kind of website would we be if we didn’t acknowledge the greats?
Zyzz, has been a fitness icon for as long as it has been popular on the internet. Not only did he have the aesthetics of the Gods but he also had the right attitude when it came to his training.
Which is why it was so unfortunate when he sadly passed away after suffering a heart attack in a sauna while on holiday in Pattaya. It was a tragedy that no one saw coming, as Zyzz had been living his entire life with an undiagnosed congenital heart defect.
One of the main things the bodybuilding community found so inspiring about Zyzz was his transformation from a skinny sack of bones in Australia – to an international internet icon the world over.
Just take look at this transformation:
Not only was it what Zyzz did that inspired a generation to start lifting, but also what he said.
And now, in this article, we’re going to cover the best quotes from the man himself and to keep the light of his legacy shining.
On ‘the haters’
Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.
Getting the most out of a set
Pretend there is a crowd of thousands watching you, and if you pull out as many reps or pull the weight that you hope (say 200kg deadlift 3 reps) you win a million dollars, and actually believe in your mind that it is true. Watch yourself push harder for reasons that I cannot explain. Try it in your sets tonight. When you think you can’t even push a single more rep out, picture this in your mind and you will push out 3. Or even up the stakes, pretend a gunman is pointing a gun at someone you love and you MUST complete the reps or push the weight to let them live. That’s seriously the lengths I go to in my workouts, sets, and reps, to push myself as hard as possible.”
On being an inspiration
That’s actually the one thing I’m very proud of. I still remember that time I was training, some kid came up to me; 17, decent build on him. [He] didn’t ask for a photo or anything, just said:
“Hey Mr. Zyzz, man, sir, don’t want to bother you, just want to say you’re the reason I’m here today, and even joined up. I put on 7 kilos thanks to you…Thanks man, I’ll leave you to it.”
Cutest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, I wanted to hug the cunt.
When acknowledging the ‘Zyzz phenomenon’
I am not zyzz. Zyzz is a person who took over who I am. I am Az , and Zyzz is a fucking spirit. Zyzz took over me. Everyone has a little bit of Zyzz in them. You just don’t know it yet.
On how to live your life:
And now for the ultimate compilation:
FUARRRK, Forever Mirin’ – R.I.P. Zyzz.