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Written 44 years after opening his world-famous Vince’s Gym, ‘Unleashing The Wild Physique’ is a collection of Vince Gironda’s thoughts concerning every aspect of bodybuilding culture.
From training and nutrition, all the way to steroids and women’s bodybuilding, Vince leaves no stone unturned.
Unlike many training texts that have been written purely on theory and speculation, Vince’s training philosophies have been molded from years of experience in the gym, and much trial and error.
Vince’s attitude towards bodybuilding is very much a dying one.
Rather than being concerned with building as much size as possible, Vince believed bodybuilding should be about creating the most aesthetically pleasing physique possible.
So whilst large muscles were important, it should never be at the expense of shape and symmetry, which he reveals to great extent within ‘Unleashing The Wild Physique’.
A common misconception is that Vince was only interested in the high-level competitive bodybuilder, but by his own admission, nothing could be further from the truth.
He was interested in every bodybuilder, novice and pro, young and old, male and female.
So whether you are just starting out on your bodybuilding career, or you have several decades of training under your belt, then this book contains valuable information that will help you succeed.
In this book, you will discover: -
Why Vince’s Gym was the BEST bodybuilding gym in the world
What Vince really thought about weight machines
What Vince expected from a bodybuilder who came to visit him for the first time
The 12 reasons Vince would kick someone out of his gym
Do your genetics matter really?
The truth about sets and reps for building muscle
Why Vince would cross his legs when performing seated dumbbell curls
How to maximize your muscle pump
Vince’s RAW opinion on steroids in bodybuilding
The best food for building muscle
What is the ‘perfect’ physique?
Who trains harder, men or women?
The most common and counterproductive pitfall in bodybuilding
What clothes to wear in the gym
Technique for the top 12 bodybuilding exercises
The exact formula a hard-gainer should follow to build muscle
The secret method champions use that separates them from the rest
The ideal length of a workout
What Vince thought about an ‘all meat’ diet
Vince’s famous ‘Hormone Precursor’ diet
The ONLY time Vince recommended fasting and how to do it properly
Which supplements to take for maximum muscle, shape, and definition
Optimal training strategies for every single muscle group in the body
How to make your muscles pop out with your posing routine
How old is ‘too old’ to be a bodybuilder
The routines of 2 of the greatest bodybuilders to ever train at Vince’s Gym - Larry Scott and Mohamed Makkawy
How to SMASH your way out of a training rut
The long list of Hollywood stars Vince trained and the exact routine he gave them
The Wild Physique is the best of Vince Gironda's work. Vince "Iron Guru" has been training bodybuilders and celebrities since the 1940s from his gym in Studio City CA since the 1940s till the mid-90s. The Wild Physique tells the stories of Vince working with the famous bodybuilders and celebrities like Larry Scott, Don Howorth, Mohamed Makkawy, Carl Weathers, Clint Eastwood and more. You will also find the outline to his 8x8 workout plan and his various diet plans like the Steak and Eggs diet and the 36 eggs a day diet.
This book is available as a physical copy and a digital PDF download.
The one and only Vince Gironda - the "Iron Guru" - world-renowned trainer of the greatest physique stars for over 50 years - presents the most revolutionary and innovative diets and muscle exercise techniques ever published.
Vince is one of a kind and this book helps define his uniqueness.
A friend of mine turned me onto Vince Gironda earlier in the year. I began watching videos breaking down his methods and eventually decided I needed to actually read his work. He talks in a no-nonsense way and dispels a lot of
myths about fitness as well as providing incredible insights into achieving results. A must read for anyone interested in sculpting their physique.
I’ve only recently learned about who Vince Gironda was, which led me to his book The Wild Physique. It cannot be found in publication, without paying a high premium. The chapters, explanations and illustrations are extremely helpful in doing the exercises correctly. What I read today are exercises that do not reflect the proper form and explanation to support the movements. Thanks NSP for keeping this information accessible. I look forward to collecting more of Mr. Gironda’s publications you have available.
Very informative. Had some key information that has turned out to be very helpful.
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Vince Gironda is simply magnificent. Known for his legendary gruff demeanor, Gironda represented all that is true in bodybuilding. Much of his knowledge and experience is shared in this book.
Glitzy magazines will sell you on an ever-changing, monthly plethora of pills, potions, and lotions; all "guaranteed" to work. They jump at every new pseudo-science product, hyping as the next best thing while failing to acknowledge that their spokesmodel is juiced to the gills. Miracle diets. Blasting your biceps. One month 100 rep training is in vogue, the next Heavy Duty (i.e.: Heavy 'Doody') Mike Mentzer low-rep training. What is a poor soul to do?
Follow Gironda. He was Paleo or Keto before Crossfit was ever a thought. Liver tablets and Amino Acids work. His training methods are legendary, and are continually being demonstrated in the scientific community. He simply was light years ahead (and in some ways, still is) of anybody else.
The truth is, bodybuilding became corrupted or perverted with controlled substances. Performance-enhancing drugs flooded bodybuilding and turned it into pharmaceutical roulette than living and breathing art. Magazine and supplement companies push their wares without acknowledging the elephant in the room: take the drugs away, and the "champ" shrivels to nothing. Gironda is tried and true. Leave the glitz and glamour to the frauds; to the pin cushions. Do it natural. Do it Vince's way.