What is the Zyzz pose and how do you do it?

The Internet is full of memes that go viral, which subscribers immediately try to copy.

One of those trends has to be the Zyzz pose, created by the late Aziz Shavershian.

Who was Zyzz?

Aziz Sergeyevich Shavershian was born on March 24, 1989 and was better known as Zyzz.

He was a Russian-born Australian bodybuilder, personal trainer and model.

Zyzz established a cult following after posting several videos of himself on YouTube, beginning in 2007.

Sadly, on August 5, 2011, while vacationing in Thailand, Aziz suffered a heart attack in a sauna and died at the age of just 22.


The late bodybuilder Aziz Shavershian doing his famous pose1 credit

An autopsy revealed an undiagnosed congenital heart defect and cardiomegaly which triggered cardiac arrest.

His family said he showed several minor symptoms in the few months before his death, including high blood pressure and occasional shortness of breath.

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What is Zyzz Stance?

Created by Aziz, the Zyzz pose is an iconic bodybuilding pose now seen in competitions and also in memes.

Aziz rose to fame for performing the pose on his social media and in his videos.

The Zyzz posing meme has gone viral on the 4chan and bodybuilder.com forums.

The fact that the pose went viral in 2010 was very impressive as it predates most social media.

Despite his death in 2011, Zyzz’s legacy lives on through his famous pose, with fans continuing to copy it online and at bodybuilding competitions.

How do you do the Zyzz pose?

The Zyzz pose may seem simple to do, but according to experts, it actually takes a bit of practice to get it right.

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Here are the five steps to do so (information provided by lindyhealth.com):

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Bend your knees slightly and lean forward from the hips, keeping your back straight.
  3. As you lean forward, reach out with both hands and touch the floor in front of you.
  4. Once you hit the floor, push your hips back and up, extending your body into a bridge position.
  5. Hold this position for a moment before lowering yourself to the starting position

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