You have probably seen this guy before
You know I am a big fan of the old school strongman.
My secret confession is that I rarely read much training research any more.
Gasp…. I know I know. Mr Uber Geek admits to not reading training studies is a shocker.
No worries, as I won’t be signing up to Planet Fitness any time soon though!
While I will find the occasional study that is good, most of my time is spent on protein synthesis, metabolic things and neurology.
For lifting, I go back and read all the old time strongman publications I can find!
Those guys knew what they were doing, long before drugs too.
Guys like Arthur Saxon in the early 1900s onward to Hackenshmidt, The Mighty Atom, Bob People, Reg Park, Paul Anderson and more.
They have been a massive influence on how I train myself and others. I really owe them a huge debt for paving the way.
Among those was Vince Gironda.
While I don’t agree with everything the Iron Guru said, there is no doubt he was waaaaaay ahead of this time.
Vince was never afraid speak his mind, and I loved that about him.
This made him quite unpopular to many, but his results always spoke loud and clear.
If you wanted more muscle and less fat, he was the man at the top of your list.
A famous story about Arnold and Vince has been around for a while, but I still laugh every time. Rumor is a a bulked-up Arnold showed up at Vince’s gym and said, “I am Arnold Schwarzenegger and I am going to be the greatest bodybuilder the world has ever known.” To which Vince replies, “You look like a fat f*** to me!.”
Reading Vince’s work was always a joy since he was never ever boring.
I like people who are results based and who are willing to walk their own path; despite what others say.
Love him or hate him, you have respect his ability to get results.
To find out more, click HERE for 4 of his most controversial principles.
Keep your mind open and run your own experiments.
PS–Any comments, post ‘em up below! I would love to hear from you!