I trained for twenty years until I recently discovered that I make better progress and faster gains by not overworking. I do less sets and exercises now, but everything I do works my muscles to the maximum.
The Wild Physique
Ultimate Bodybuilding For Men and Women With Vince Gironda
When I was about age 55, I took my family to Hawaii and we took a family photo right on the beach. I had already noticed my pants were getting tighter but it really hit me when I saw that photo.
Let’s talk a minute about equipment. The typical lat pull down bar turns down on the ends. I’ll tell you right now this is the wrong way to make big gains.
I picked this exercise up from the late Vince Gironda. I don’t think you’ll ever hear about it because it’s quite unusual but it’s a honey to give some life to a worn out chest routine.
What area of your body do you want to change most? 95% of the time people said, “help me get rid of this” as they grabbed their lower stomach. Man or woman it was the same.
Scott curls are the best exercise for building biceps I have ever seen. I am going to take the liberty of calling them Scott curls even though I didn’t invent the exercise. Over the years however, I have perfected the design of this little bench to where it is as close to perfection as anything I have been able to achieve.
If you’re like me you’re saying, “yeah right, you can’t possibly build deltoids lying on your back. Maybe chest but not shoulders. It defies the law of physics.”
When I first started training at Vince’s Gym, someone told me I had a pretty good bicep. It surprised me because I wasn’t even interested in biceps at the time. Triceps were my first love. But I figured what the heck maybe I should focus a little more energy on my biceps.
Dumbbell Presses are great exercises for the frontal deltoids. They’re terrific exercises because we can use so much more weight than we could while doing traditional exercises for the shoulders, like the side lateral raises.
Years later when I discovered the Scott Preacher bench and learned how it could pack meat on the bicep, I resolved to get myself an arm just like that guy on the box!