Vince Gironda Death

In anticipation of Vince’s 80th birthday, John Balik organised an event to honour him and his life’s work, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey.

Vince Gironda Height

When Vince Gironda started training he was 5′ 8″ and weighed 148 lbs and through bodybuilding got up to 190 lbs which he didn’t like at all, so cut back to 170 lbs where he had more definition and shape.

The Fate of Vince’s Gym

In the years that followed the Vince’s Gym premises hosted many different businesses, from an automobile accessory store to a furniture & upholstery shop, and an abandoned shell to a burger joint.

It All Started With The Iron Guru

Vince Gironda opened his gym in Studio City, California in 1948. Fifty years later in 1998, Daryl Conant opened his own gym in Kennebunk.

Vince Gironda, Squats and Sore knees

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.

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