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Vince Gironda Amazing?

Vince Gironda Amazing?

Amazing how many people have bad things to say about Vince, his gym, equipment and concepts, but NEVER have had or will have any kind of physique! Jealousy?

These "arm-chair experts" are the worst!

Red Lerille said, that when he first saw Vince compete he was astonished to see a human being without skin!

He ordered all of Vince’s courses and said how Vince was way ahead of everyone when it comes to bodybuilding.

Advising the Mature Bodybuilder by Vince Gironda

I am often asked about the age factor. How important is it? Are muscle gains impossible after age 40? To tell you the truth, I never think of age much. I do not acknowledge my own age as being anything unusual. I personally see an advantage in every year I gain chronologically. What you lose on the swings you gain on the merry-go-round. For example, I find that definition is easier to maintain as you grow older.

In an era when promoters were holding "over 35" contests, because bodybuilders over that age were considered too old to compete successfully with the younger set, I was entering the Mr. Universe contest in England at the age of 46. All the other contestants were around half my age but I felt like a kid. I have always trained as though I were young, and if anyone asks my age I just glare at them. If I told them, it would be like offering an excuse.

I have been active in bodybuilding since my youth. I still love working out. I thrill at strenuous exercise, pulling, pushing, curling - the very thought of it, even after all these years, gives me a flush of excitement.

But if you haven't been involved in formal exercise for a while, it goes without saying that you should get your physician's endorsement. And however frisky you feel, please start into your workouts slowly. Keep the weights light and allow your body to adapt to the workload in its own time.

The first thing to accept, once you are really into your training, is that you do not need to take a maximum workout every day. Your biorhythm (energy) levels differ from day to day, and you may have abundant energy during a particular workout. Do not train endlessly even if you feel fresh and bursting with vitality. A long workout, even if you feel you just do not want it to end, is counterproductive. Conversely, two individual, short workouts can be very productive.

It is most important that the older bodybuilder endeavor to keep his or her training on schedule. Regularity in living habits will help you to maintain maximum energy. Eat at the same times each day, work out at the same time, relax at the same hour each day. Your body will set its internal clock after a short time, and as you pass from phase to phase your mind and body will be prepared to meet its obligations.

Larry Scott On How Vince Gronda Trains

Larry Scott CoursesVince Gironda believes in rapid training with almost no rest between sets.

He trains five days a week, working the upper body three days and the legs two days.

Vince changes his exercises frequently. He prefers one good exercise for each muscle and does 8 sets of 8 reps in as short a time as possible.

He eats no carbohydrates, consuming only high quality protein and fat. He is an extensive user of supplements. He usually eats only twice a day.

We're pleased to announce that all the remaining "hard to find" Larry Scott courses are available making this the complete collection of all 14 Larry Scott Training Courses.

Cardio and Bodybuilding Mass

Vince Gironda was so anti-cardio, that he would literally remove you from his gym if he even heard the word "running" mentioned. No joke!

At that time, running was just becoming popular, and to Vince this was simply unthinkable for someone wanting to burn off fat and build muscle at the same time.

There are many today that would echo Vince’s sentiments...more than you may believe.

The Dumb Barbell

The barbell was part of the old bodybuilding culture; the machine was the future - although, as Vince Gironda once told me, the barbell looks dumb, but you have to be smart to use it.

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