The Training Methods of Vince Gironda

Improved Body, Mind and Spirit

Dear Mr. Kosloff,

My name is John and I have been strength training for about 20 years.  Both my father and brother loved to workout and they were the first to introduce me to it. I then played football in high school and college.  However, improper training, awful technique, has since ravaged my body with injuries.

I stumbled on your website and it has been an absolute blessing to me!! I cannot stop reading it!! Simple things such as how to bench press at the neck, what situps really do, milk and eggs, this is such a revelation!!

Currently I work as a teacher/football coach at a high school. I have shared some of this knowledge with my students and they have grown to love bodybuilding and it is amazing to see them loving this as a lifestyle. 

Thank you for this website. Up until this time I had never heard of Vince Gironda due to Joe Weider's monopoly in the bodybuilding media.

In regard to my health as mentioned ealier in this email, I have found that by changing my diet as you have recommended has improved my body, mind, and spirit! This information could have very well saved my life with all the garbage I have put into my body throughout the years!

Take care and again thank you :)

John Drake

Is Running Counter-Productive To Bodybuilding?

Vince's Gym

Vince, I seem to remember a time when you did a lot of running. Sometimes in the morning before your workouts – down in the wash nearby the gym.

Do you think that the running is just counter-productive to the BEGINNER or the INTERMEDIATE?

Vince Gironda On Motivation

Vince GirondaWhat is any motivator?

I knew I’ d never be 6 feet tall so I got bigger and broader.

But I was a juvenile. Don’ t forget that. I’ m getting back down in weight to maybe that of which I first started.

My waist is 29 inches at age 63 and I weigh 160.

I’ m still trying to keep my measurements up; I still want those measurements, but I don’ t want the weight. My goal is to be as muscular as I was at 170, but only weigh 160.

I seem to respond better when I have a goal.

Breaking Bodybuilding Barriers

Larry Scott

Enough. When is "Enough"?

That's almost like Orson Welles coming out and saying, "We will sell no set before its time".

I think what you mean by "more" is usually effort and not always just more weight on the bar. Am I right?

Vince Gironda's 4 Sets Within A Set

Vince GirondaWe're talking about 4 sets WITHIN a set – 12 reps – with an exercise; in this instance – an Incline DB Curl.

Do it this way and you get the MOST out of it. Why waste a good exercise?

Is your energy so boundless you can dribble it away? If you try to do 12 reps any other way, you'd be "swinging" the weight up after 6 reps.

In The Store

Vince Gironda Exercises Volume I + II Double Feature
Vince Gironda Exercises Volume I + II Double Feature
The Vince Gironda Collection
The Vince Gironda Collection
Larry Scott Building a Mr America Chest
Larry Scott Building a Mr America Chest
Gironda Talks! Audio Seminar
Gironda Talks! Audio Seminar
Frank Zane How To Develop Championship Legs and a Small Waist
Frank Zane How To Develop Championship Legs and a Small Waist
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