Nutrition & Supplement Wisdom of Vince Gironda

Vince Gironda's 3 Natural Anabolic Secrets

The late, Vince Gironda always seemed to have some natural anabolic secrets in his bag of goodies. Here are 3 of his secrets.

Secret #1

Vince used to suggest taking three to four amino acid tablets and 3 to 10 liver tablets every three hours to help keep the body in a positive nitrogen state between meals and during those times when a person can’t eat a normal meal or snack.

(Liver contains a red protein pigment called Cytrochrome P-450 which accounts for the endurance factors that many hard training bodybuilders receive from taking it. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it was common to see many bodybuilding competitors take as many as 60 Liver tablets a day in the off-season and 100 tablets the last few weeks prior to a competition).

Secret #2

Another of Vince’s Anabolic Secrets that has proven to be beneficial in the promotion of muscular weight gains was to eat 1 boiled egg every hour that you are awake.

Secret #3

Euro-Blast Weight Gaining BIG SECRET!

Back in the 1960’s the late, Vince Gironda "The Iron Guru" revealed to the bodybuilding world the Euro-Blast Weight Gaining BIG SECRET that the European muscle monsters were using to gain muscle density. Vince begin using it on his students to increase their body weight by as much as 40 pounds.

The BIG SECRET is simply drinking 6 ounces of half and half or certified raw cream mixed with 6 ounces of ginger ale.

Sometimes to trigger the anabolic or growth mechanism of the body further yet Vince would advice adding 2 ounces of a milk & egg protein powder.

The students at Vince’s Gym in Ventura, California enjoyed this drink as a daily in-between meal pickup at 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Vince Gironda On Saturated Fat

Everyone is worried about saturated and unsaturated fats and cholesterol these days.

Well cholesterol is really nothing to be worried about by a man who is a bodybuilder because he is usually on a low carbohydrate, low sugar diet.

And sugar is the culprit here. It isn’t fat at all.

Because fat actually is one of the many lipotrophic factors. Fat, saturated fat, unsaturated fat, vitamin F which is taken from safflower oil, choline, betaine, methionine, inositol, lipase, lecithin, vitamin C, B12 and bioflavanoids are all fat emulsifiers.

- Vince Gironda, c. 1969, Way Ahead Of His Time!

Enzymes For Fat Loss

Once of the diets advocated by Vince Gironda that is often referenced is the Hawaiian Reducing Diet.

"This diet is simplicity itself. It consists of red meat, chicken or fish and papaya or pineapple 2-3 times per day. The secret of this combination is the high enzymatic activity produced by the papaya and the pineapple. This diet is good for one-pound fat loss per day."

That snippet was from an IronMan magazine in which Vince gave out a few tidbits, so no more information than that was provided in the article.

However, it was based on the details contained in the Gironda Talks! Audio Seminar where he explained his usage of digestive supports for fat loss and how enzymes, amongst other supplements, can be used.

Papaya and pineapple are the two most potent enzyme fruits on the market today. Dr. Yu in Hawaii allows a papaya or 4 to 6 ounces of pineapple at each and every meal providing the meal is fish, meat, chicken, eggs.

And you get a pound a day weight loss through this diet.

Although the carbohydrate level is quite high the enzymatic activity is so great that it burns off and combusts the carbohydrate in the pineapple and papaya.

- Vince Gironda, c. 1971

Why Rely On Food Supplements?

It may sound a little strange that we are relying on food supplements so greatly, but I think it should be obvious to you that there is very little nutritious food left unless one has his own organically produced food from his own garden.

- Vince Gironda

Vince Gironda On Increasing Metabolic Rate

Vince Gironda On Increasing Metabolic Rate

Metabolic rate is something that I liken to the wick burning in a lamp.

If the rope is burning low it is smoking because it is not getting the required oxygen to burn hot and to give off zero residue.

If the wick is turned up, getting enough oxygen, it is going to burn a good clean flame.

Now this is the way we have to get our metabolic rate working and we can speed up our metabolic rate by;

#1 – A faster workout tempo to where you are using cardiovascular stimulation and keeping your heart rate at about 140 for the full 45 minute workout.

This is the best metabolic rate stimulator and fat burner I know of.

#2 – Kelp is the next most necessary element for a metabolic regulation.

#3 – Lipotrophics then are third.

#4 – Hydrochloric Acid and additional land borne soil organic minerals.

#5 – Last, but very important, are the enzymes.

Without acquiring this hot, high burning, metabolic rate you can never hope to eat anything but a completely carbohydrate restricted diet.

But once you acquire this high metabolic rate you will be able to eat considerable carbohydrate and burn it rather than store it as fat.

Which is certainly a more comfortable way of eating than to stick to the total carbohydrate free diet at all time.

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