Brandable Reports: Vince Gironda Legend and Myth
8 Sets of 8 The Way Vince Instructed
by Alan Palmieri
Vince Gironda was known for his unusual training methods. Some of his unique exercises included the bench press to the neck, the sternum chin up (touching the chest to the bar), “drag” curls and sissy squats with what he called a “Burlesque Bump.”Of all Vince’s techniques, the 8 sets of 8 program was one of his favorites.
“I have a definite preference for the 8 X 8 system of sets and reps,” wrote Vince. “I come back to this high intensity “honest workout” more often than any other for maximizing muscle fiber growth in the quickest possible time for the advanced bodybuilder.”8 sets of 8 might be the most effective set and rep combination ever developed for rapidly building muscle fiber size while simultaneously shedding body fat.
Vince called it the “honest workout ” because of the pure muscle fiber size that can be achieved on it. “Keep to 8 X 8 and your muscle fiber will plump out, giving you a solid mass of muscle density as a result,” promised Vince.