Vince Gironda’s 3 Natural Anabolic Secrets

The late, Vince Gironda always seemed to have some natural anabolic secrets in his bag of goodies. Here are 3 of his secrets.

Secret #1

Vince used to suggest taking three to four amino acid tablets and 3 to 10 liver tablets every three hours to help keep the body in a positive nitrogen state between meals and during those times when a person can’t eat a normal meal or snack.

(Liver contains a red protein pigment called Cytrochrome P-450 which accounts for the endurance factors that many hard training bodybuilders receive from taking it. Back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s it was common to see many bodybuilding competitors take as many as 60 Liver tablets a day in the off-season and 100 tablets the last few weeks prior to a competition).

Secret #2

Another of Vince’s Anabolic Secrets that has proven to be beneficial in the promotion of muscular weight gains was to eat 1 boiled egg every hour that you are awake.

Secret #3

Euro-Blast Weight Gaining BIG SECRET!

Back in the 1960’s the late, Vince Gironda “The Iron Guru” revealed to the bodybuilding world the Euro-Blast Weight Gaining BIG SECRET that the European muscle monsters were using to gain muscle density. Vince begin using it on his students to increase their body weight by as much as 40 pounds.

The BIG SECRET is simply drinking 6 ounces of half and half or certified raw cream mixed with 6 ounces of ginger ale.

Sometimes to trigger the anabolic or growth mechanism of the body further yet Vince would advice adding 2 ounces of a milk & egg protein powder.

The students at Vince’s Gym in Ventura, California enjoyed this drink as a daily in-between meal pickup at 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

  1. Mark Baldwin, that is a rather general question, since there are many many brands of ginger ale. All you have to do is look for a variety made with real cane sugar at your local natural grocer.

    And high fructose corn syrup did not come into wide use until well into the 1970s. This article is talking about Vince’s training methods in the 1960s, a whole decade before then. So the ginger ale that he gave to his trainees obviously didn’t have high fructose corn syrup.

  2. Hmm…and what if I’m doing the steak and eggs routine; is it feasible to add these 3 secrets to it? What about raw milk on the steak and egg diet? Do you have any books that you can recommend for powerlifters? I’m 250lbs w/ 25% bodyfat. 28 years of age w/on and off training since age 11. Body is starting to slow down and getting worn out. Deadlift were at 400 lbs; bench press and squats were at around ~200 lbs. I focus on compound exercise as opposed to isometrics. I would like to be 250 lean with an increase in strength and endurance. But I do not want my body to be fatigued from carrying so much body weight. I am in Texas. I do mostly 3×3 but I’m thinking about dropping to 1 rep of 3 sets. Again, I’m super tired and worn out, I’ve rested from January 2018 and am getting ready to start back. If I have left any variable out, or if you require more information please let me know.

    – respectfully

    Usman Jadoon

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