Vince Gironda Biography

1917 - Nov. 9 born in the Bronx, New York

1935 - While in high school Vince set many new records; Shot Put 47 feet 1 inch, Pole Valut 12 feet. Also competed in football and track, ran the high hurdles, relay, cross country.

Vince at 18 years old
Vince at 18 years old

1938 - Began weight training at the Hollywood YMCA.

1941 - Entered the first physique contest in the state held in the State of California placing 6th.

1942 - Began working in motion pictures.

1946 - Apr. 1 opening of his first gym.

1949 - Placed fourth in the pro. Mr. California contest, also expanded his gym operation into two locations.

IronMan 1951 July
IronMan 1951 July

Muscle Power 1951 May
Muscle Power 1951 May

1952 - Placed second in the professional Mr. America event.

Reg Park Journal 1954 May
Reg Park Journal 1954 May

Reg park Journal 1955 July
Reg park Journal 1955 July

Reg Park Journal 1957 December
Reg Park Journal 1957 December

1958 - Placed third in the professional Mr. U.S.A.

1960 - Placed second in the sport of his avocation caber tossing at the Scottish Highland Games.

Vince Gironds Highland Games

1962 - Placed second in the NABBA Mr. Universe.

1963 - Retired from active physique competition.

1966 - Made a guest appearance at the IFBB Mr. Western America contest. At top shape he was considered, at fifty years of age to be the most outstanding guest poser.

Vince Gironda at 50 years old
Vince at 50 years old

1960's - 1990's - Vince continued to train and exert a potent force on young champions from around the world, and amazed many doctors with his record healing time of a broken leg, due to his superior health and knowledge of nutrition.

Vince Gironda

1997 - 20 Oct. Died.

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