Nutrition & Supplement Wisdom of Vince Gironda

10,000 Calories A Day Diet

My coach says to gain mass I should eat 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day (mostly milk) and train using only the bench press, squat and barbell rows. I read what you say in MuscleMag International every month, but I have never seen you recommend this kind of training. Please reply.

Your coach is right! Train and eat as he recommends and you'll gain mass ... a mass of crap! Jeez! Where do they dig up these coaches!??

(Musclemag Magazine February 1987)

Eggs And Steroids

Steroids were initially devised to create positive nitrogen balance for burn cases, malnutrition in the aged and prison camp victims. These patients were not kept on these drugs for any length of time because of the side effects. I am sure all bodybuilders are aware of this. They were used only long enough to create new tissue (burns) and put weight back on malnutrition victims (water retention and protoid tissue).

But what about eggs? Hospital tests show that high egg diets produce remarkable healing results in severe burn cases. Patients suffering burns from 30-60 per cent of their bodies show remarkable results when fed a high egg diet. Also, skin graft acceptance with little infection has been reported by Modern Medicine Magazine from results obtained in an Israeli Hospital. The patients tested were served up to 35 eggs per day cooked and raw. And the huge quantity of eggs used caused no rise in serum cholesterol levels. The point I am trying to make here is that positive Nitrogen balance may be
achieved with No Dangerous Side Effects by using natural methods. They could have used steroids in these tests!

Why didn't they? Eggs are your number one quallty protein and the cheapest protein available! Milk is second, but high in carbohydrate and fattening - and meat is third. I, personally, have trained very hard using eggs, butter and beef and achieved the best results of my life. My feeling is that steroids are a "copout" for not knowing how to train, and I also feel that since the advent of synthetic hormones all exercise experimentation and research along this line has come to a standstill except for Art Jones and Dennis DuBreull experiments. Aside from liver, kidney and prostate damage which are a few of the side effects of synthetic hormones, another one which I do not wish to suffer from is loss of hair on the head No, thanks!

(IronMan Magazine May 1977 Vol. 36 No. 4)

How To Produce Male Hormones

I am 15 years old and I have been bodybuilding for about 1 1/2 years. I weigh 175. You should receive my order for your arm course very soon in the future. I have a question. I hope you will please answer. I saw an ad about Formulas B3 and B7. It said in one of the testimonials that it is a substitute for anabolic steroids but it is natural. Do you know if this stuff works? Does it hurt your body in any way? I don't ever want to use anything that would harm my body in any way. Enclosed is a stamp. Thank you very much for your time and trouble.

Single vitamins (Mono Substances) cannot work, they need catalysts to be utilized. If you're interested in producing male hormones in your body, do as the fellows in my gym are doing. 1 - 3 dozen raw fertile eggs mixed in 1/2 & l/2 cream and milk beaten, and taken every 3 hours will produce an anabolic effect by putting you in positive nitrogen balance. It's as easy as that. The effect is really miraculous.

(Musclemag Magazine March 1979 Vol. 4 Issue 1)

Maintaining Positive Nitrogen Balance

Eggs (raw) blended in lite cream beaten with a fork not a mechanical blender will give you an anabolic effect and will put you in positive nitrogen balance. But please be aware of the fact that abdominal work must be held down to a minimum as it produces a type of central nervous system shock and negates tissue growth. Do not work your abdominals more than two times per week. You can get good abs in 6 weeks if you work them right! I did.

(Musclemag Magazine March 1979 Vol. 4 Issue 1)

Vince Gironda's 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.

(Bodybuilding Monthly Volume 4 July Issue 10)

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