Leg Extensions at Vince Gironda’s Gym.
Vince’s Gym 11262 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA. No Pool, No Music, No Chrome, Just Iron
“What I am about to tell you is very controversial and misunderstood. When I say bodybuilding is 80% nutrition, that doesn’t mean that you don’t have to workout, just take supplements, eat and you’ll gain. What it is means is this.”
Scott reflected on the creation of the Mr. Olympia. It was a Sunday afternoon, September, 1964. Larry had just won the coveted IFBB Mr. Universe title and was about to have a celebratory dinner with Joe Weider.
In the last instalment, we discussed how Larry and Joe Weider conceived the idea of the Mr. Olympia competition way back in September 1964. Larry had just won Mr. Universe and felt like Alexander The Great with no new worlds to conquer.
“So one Mr. Olympia was over.” Scott told us. “I was thrilled to have won this competition and getting a win over Poole and Maynard, two of the very best bodybuilders in the world. Some very weird things happened afterwards.”
Vince Gironda was remarkable in a lot of ways. He liked getting drunk and members knew when he was.
I can’t give up on the Vince Gironda one arm chin with dumbbell topic, as…
In regards to strength Vince Gironda had it way beyond his size.
Larry Scott in his office at Hoggan CamStar in Draper, UT. (Circa 1985).
I met Larry Scott at the opening of a gym in San Antonio, Texas circa 1983.