My favorite Vince Gironda story: While I training in Vince’s Gym I observed, Vince had approached someone who was resting between sets. Vince asked him, “what are you doing?”
I was at the Little America Hotel sitting at the table with Larry and others when he received news of his son Derek’s accident.
I was very lucky enough to get to know Larry Scott, the first Mr Olympia, him from 1990-1992. I happened to be stationed at Hill Air Force Base and vowed to see Larry Scott in the flesh.
Dick is the only non-famous guy who I’ve encountered who has shed some light on Vince Gironda and Vince’s ways.
I worked out at Vince’s in 1964. Larry Scott was hitting it hard. Clint Eastwood showed up and Larry Parks made an appearance. Vince was not happy seeing me do sit-ups. He told me to do crunches and I have been doing them ever since.
Hear from Ron Kosloff on why Vince was light years ahead of his peers and turned out more champions than any other trainer.
Vince Gironda’s death has always been a mystery, but Gene Mozee spoke to his wife immediately after he died and recounts the truth.
My grandma went to high school with Vince, she said he was cocky back then!…
Vince Gironda called Clint Eastwood a “Two Beer Cowboy”, two beers & he howled at the moon!
If any single muscle rates as the least developed of all muscles among all bodybuilders — it’s the calf. Stubborn and difficult to develop, it requires special attention; it must be bombed into growth.