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Vince Gironda's Thoughts on Steroids

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Vince Gironda started Vince's Gym before the major push for steroids amongst bodybuilders and athletes. Vince was very vocal about his disdain for drugs amongst his clientele. Vince was an all-natural bodybuilder who used natural techniques like his Steak and Eggs diet or his 36 Eggs a day diet to have a steroid-like effect on the muscles. 

Beef Liverwas also Vince's primary choice supplement to increase muscle size without any extra workouts.

It is even said that Vince lost clients to Gold's Gym because he refused to get them steroids.


"I am no puritan.True, I have been what could be described as a health nut for periods of my life (for example, I refused to drink coffee for the first 33 years of my life). However, in my time I have had a short affair with the grape in its liquid form, and I have known the mellow taste of a good Cuban cigar. I even had a McDonald's hamburger . .. once!

For all my minor indiscretions, I have never taken artificial steroids or other so-called growth-enhancing drugs, nor have I ever recommended them for any of my gymmembers or pupils.

I detest the use of chemicals by any athlete in any sport. Everything about drugs rubs me the wrong way.Unlike many pro bodybuilders who see benefits that outweigh the disadvantages, I see only the atrocious side effects . .. and absolutely no benefits."

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Excerpt from The Wild Physique

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