I trained at Golds and Worlds Gym in Santa Monica from 1977 on. Trained with Arnold for his last Olympia. Barbarians were training partners.
Having followed the muscle beach guys, I had to train at Vinces at least once. So I drove down there one afternoon to train arms.
Vince was in the gym by himself and I asked to pay for the day. He hardly acknowledged me as I went thru my routine.
While I was doing preacher curls out of nowhere Vince grabbed the back of my shoulders and somewhat shouted at me to keep my body pressed into the bench.
I took that as a complete compliment that he felt I was worth his energy.
I trained that day and tried to absorb as much of the nostalgia that I could.
What a great experience … I wish would have gone more often.