The routine 15 sets of 4 reps (15 x 4) is done when you’ve experimented with routines like 3 x 8, 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 4 x 12 – it is used for “muscle confusion.”
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The 3 x 8 (3 sets of 8 reps) protocol is used for all body parts except for calves, which need higher reps and sets (you can start calves at 3 x 10 or 3 x 12, and then progressively work to 3 x 20 reps).
Vince Gironda taught that “bent-over squats” for most are not a true quad developer. He found that students would cheat and leverage themselves in the movement to produce a great butt, hip, and stomach expander.
As with any exercise, Vince Gironda stressed isolation of the hamstring muscle.
I am intrigued about Vince Gironda’s idea of training 21 days and resting seven – have you tried it or have you known Vince to strongly recommend it?
Vince Gironda always recommended various forms of front squatting with the heels raised, and or hacks and sissy squats but these exercises have always been rough on my knees.
Did Vince Gironda have a five-day colon kit that would shrink the abs and did he have a list of 15 steps to good health?
Vince Gironda recommended manganese for joint problems, and I see that it is one of the ingredients in the Joint-EZ formula. What do you think of glucosamine? How does it compare in effectiveness to manganese? Thanks again for your advice.
I’m a former fat guy turned fitness devotee. The magazines would call me a mesomorph. I’m currently at around 15% body fat, following an extended cutting period. I felt that my body was no longer responding to diet after such a long time, so I’ve decided to take a six-week break from cutting to see if it helps my fat-loss progress when I return.
I am doing Vince Gironda’s “Secrets of Definition” program and I have a few questions.