I got an advance copy of Vince Gironda – Legend & Myth
At first, I turned down the offer to look at it, but I have been hearing a lot about it the last few days, so I decided to give it a quick look.
As I read, I became very intrigued.
Let me share a few of the things I found in the book with you.
1. Expanding Horizons
The book highlighted the Golden Era from the 50s, 60s, and 70s of bodybuilding.
I can say that I am not a bodybuilder, but of late, I have been working hard to open my horizons to other disciplines and perspectives than the ones that I have been trained in.
This has included being open to the effect of energy on injury recovery and how nutrition can affect injury recovery.
Over the last few months, I have realized there is more significant growth and understanding if I go and learn from other specialties and disciplines. One of those areas is bodybuilding since it is another exercise and movement-based sport.
2. Good for a Laugh
The book was very entertaining.
The author, Alan Palmieri, highlights some of the entertaining moments of working with and learning from Vince.
How Alan explains his first contact with Vince was very funny. You should have a look.
3. Challenged What Most of Us Think
Vince had exciting stuff about squats, bench pressing, and what blenders do to the property.
Most of us have been taught and trained differently than what he had to say.
It is good to hear another perspective on things.
4. A Lot of Wild Exercises
I am always looking for exercise ideas.
I may see an exercise that a bodybuilder would do, but then I will tweak it for a 70-year-old client as the exercise may relate to a movement the client may be weak in.
Also, if the logic in the exercise makes sense, I will tweak it for a general population client.
One example is the “Low Pulley Rowing From Racing Drive Position.”
It is an exercise that targets the lats of bodybuilders, but I like how it works the legs in an isometric position at the end position. Plus, the core muscles have to be active to stabilize the lower back, and then you add a rowing movement which is a functional and essential movement. I like it. I will put that in my exercise toolbox.
5. Nutrition of Muscle Gaining
It was interesting to read what to eat to build muscle, detox the body, affect digestion or gain weight fast.
In the day and age we live in now, this revolves around supplements. It was fantastic to read what Vince did with real food to get his desired results.
Sum It All Up
I liked the book. It gave me a look into one of the legends in the sport of bodybuilding and what he did, which was very cool.
In addition to acquiring a lot of new ideas about exercises and movements, I also gained insight into old-school muscle mass nutrition methods.
If you are starting to get into bodybuilding and looking to see what one of the leaders in the golden era used to do, check out Vince Gironda – Legend & Myth.
Check out Vince Gironda – Legend & Myth for some ideas and answers to the questions you might get if you are a fitness professional that has a few clients that are starting to do more bodybuilding
If you like bodybuilding or fitness history, check out Vince Gironda – Legend & Myth. You will get a chuckle, be reminded of a rough time, and better understand how we got where we are now.
If you are looking at different eating schemes to build muscle, this has a lot of methods. I could have used this for my thin clients looking at putting on weight and gaining powers; check out Vince Gironda – Legend & Myth.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the review.
We will talk to you soon.
Rick Kaselj, MS