Vince Gironda was a sculptor. Not of marble or bronze, but of flesh. He was a master of “cosmetic bodybuilding,” which today has become a lost art form. In it’s place have emerged the philosophies of “functional training,” “lift more weight at all costs” and “gain muscle bulk, no matter where it ends up.” In his heyday 50 years ago, Gironda turned out more bodybuilding champions from his North Hollywood studio than another other gym in America. His #1 secret weapon - his “magic chisel” - were his unique “Gironda” exercises…
Published on 14 October, 2011 | Comments (13)
How much muscle have I gained over the years as a result of using Vince Gironda’s body building techniques over the years? I’m not sure. All I know is that it was a lot! More importantly, it was quality, all-natural muscle. You can do it too if you know the secrets…
Published on 13 October, 2011 | Comments (3)
“The wonder energy food!” That’s what Vince Gironda, maverick trainer to the movie stars and champion bodybuilders, said about Desiccated Liver. Energy is nice and all, but this is the part where he caught me hook, line and sinker as a young, impressionable teenage wannabe bodybuilder: “Try this trick: take 2 desiccated liver tablets every hour for two weeks, and watch your measurements grow! I put one inch on my arm measurements without any extra workouts.” Yep, I admit it.. I tried that trick too…
Published on 12 October, 2011 | Comments (4)
When I hear that a “new” bodybuilding course is being launched on the Internet, usually I yawn, often I groan, and seldom do I give as much as second glance. But when I heard last week that a couple of guys had gotten together online to “resurrect” the long-lost methods of the late, great legendary bodybuilding trainer, The IRON GURU, Vince Gironda (1917-1997), they had my attention. In fact, I was excited!
Published on 11 October, 2011 | Comments (20)
In this second part of the series, you’ll learn more about what it takes to be champion, including the truth about the role of genetics versus outright hard work and dedication. You’ll hear Skip’s thoughts on how you need to approach customizing your training style and what it takes to stay in shape and looking young years after a successful competitive career is over. Plus, you’ll get the latest scoop on what Skip (age 49) is up to these days after retirement from competitive bodybuilding. What’s “life after bodybuilding” like for one of the top athletes in the sport? Get the inside scoop right here…
Published on 22 September, 2011 | Comments (2)
Skip Lacour has been a leader in natural bodybuilding for more than two decades. Now an entrepreneur and a much-sought after peak performance, leadership and success coach, Skip will always be remembered by we naturals as a legend in drug-free bodybuilding who not only drove himself to massive success in the sport, but selflessly helped others succeed through his prolific motivational writing and speaking. For years, he has inspired and empowered all kinds of people - from bodybuilders to executives - to realize their personal potential.
Published on 15 September, 2011 | Comments (1)
I told you I’d be back… and I just did back. Here’s the current mass building back routine:
Published on 01 September, 2011 | Comments (15)