I am doing Vince Gironda’s “Secrets of Definition” program and I have a few questions.
I trained at Vince’s Gym and never got booted out, but Ron Kosloff told me he personally saw a guy get booted out, and earlier this year I met a guy who claimed that he trained there in the early ’80s and Vince booted him out.
The 8×8 method of training was one of Vince Gironda’s favorites – something he called an “honest workout.”
Vince Gironda advocated resting as little as 10-15 seconds between sets, and even recommended working to such short rest periods that the hands never leave the weight.
The most confusing thing to many people who don’t yet understand Vince Gironda’s principles is understanding why Vince advocated training so fast.
That’s right. Exercise itself releases Growth Hormone. But I found, not all exercise is equal. If exercise is done in a certain manner it’s far more effective.
Vince Gironda liked me, and, you know, that can’t be said about everyone as far as Vince was concerned.
A mock-up of Vince Gironda’s Gym on ABC’s Take Two TV Series.
I moved to California and trained my first year at Vince Gironda’s gym. I learned a lot from him, as irascible as he was!
I’ve already mentioned this but I need to finish up with this last thought. It’s this idea that has made all the difference in my training this last 2 years. You’ve got to learn how to send signals to the very muscles you want to grow.