Vince Gironda: Free Weights Only

Vince Gironda rarely tolerated machine work.

The coordinated function of the body to lift, balance and manipulate free weights is a holistic effort.

He called barbells his "magic wands".


#1 donsods 2014-06-27 15:09
I have always been down on machines. Considered them a less desired alternative when the gym is crowded. I recently changed gyms to a new Planet Fitness location here in Las Vegas. This gym has a complete line of new Life Fitness machines and I have defaulted to them when the weights & cables are busy; allowing me to keep the fast workout tempo Vince preached. I must say that I have been impressed with these machines. These are not the old clanging Universal Machines that seemed to cause more joint pain than muscle pump. With every machine, I seem to be in the perfect position and get great muscle isolation. Even the shoulder press seemed to work the complete delt and put very little load on my triceps! I have no intention of replacing free weights and cables, but I am glad that these machines are available.

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