The History of Vince's Gym & The Stars He Trained

J.Daniel Sambrano

J.Daniel Sambrano and Vince Gironda.

Mike Henry

Mike HenryMike Henry was a student of bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda of Hollywood.

Mike worked out at his gym with such stars as Clint Walker and William Smith (who turned down the role of Tarzan for the TV show).

Mike Henry was a linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams back in the day. At 6-3, and 228 lbs, he was a formidable football player with a steamroller physique.

When contracted to play Tarzan, he had to lose twenty pounds off his waist and thighs. The result was a body that could have been sculpted by Michaelangelo.

Gironda had his student that wanted an extra defined shape do the 8x8 workout, one exercise per body part for 8 reps - 8 sets as fast as they could and move onto the next body part - this can be done with or without weights.

Vince Gironda Natural Hormones

With natural hormones the body goes as far as nature planned it to go by precursing its own hormones and producing a healthy balanced result with no side-effects and a positive lasting result.

- Vince Gironda

What Ever Happened to Physical Culture?

I am totally against steroids, as I am sure most of you know, because steroids are drugs.

Drugs take the body farther than nature intended to go and produces a leeching of stored nutrients from the body which causes a multitude of side-effects. Plus no lasting results in physique.

- Vince Gironda

Vince Gironda - Question Everything

"I was a great one for questioning everything early in my bodybuilding career. I don't think there's enough of that in the sport today." - Vince Gironda.

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