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Vince Gironda Lift Videos

Here are some cool video clips. Apparently they are from a DVD set that you can buy that shows all of the Gironda lifts.

Gironda Neck Press

This clip made me think of all the jobbers in the ‘squat rack curls’ thread that write:
“some idiot was in my gym today benching with his knees to his chest…what a clueless moron”

Gironda Dips

Cool setup!

Nice exercises. The girl in the neck press video had some nice glutes too.

this man was a pioneer of his time. I tried one of his workouts once for experience and had DOMS in my pecs for five days. maybe i should try one of his programs sometime in the future…

thank you for this. excellent

Thanks man. I have been looking for stuff like this.

[quote]Mike T. wrote:
Nice exercises. The girl in the neck press video had some nice glutes too.[/quote]

Forget the exercise, this is what I was watching too

This works nicely with DB’s too.

You can get the two DVDs from the ‘Iron Guru’ shop on ebay, also you can get supplements and the orginal courses and manuals Gironda used to sell.
I’ve bought quite a few

Charlie

the neck press has given me excellent results

Gironda was a canny fellow.

saw some nice other vids there showing people how to get really unbalanced using bands only for movements, exactly the way they are not meant to be used.

oh man - frank zane posing

no way, dave draper

youtube is great, really picked up

DId these two exercises yesterday and all I can say is HOLY $#!+! That bench press exercise was amazing. I haven’t been able to do heavy bench press for years because of a shoulder problem, but doing it like the video showed felt great.

Today, the DOMS is all the way across my chest, especially the lower and inner areas, and not just in the armpit area like with regular BP. Those dips are no joke either.

Give these a try.

[quote]PGJ wrote:
DId these two exercises yesterday and all I can say is HOLY $#!+! That bench press exercise was amazing. I haven’t been able to do heavy bench press for years because of a shoulder problem, but doing it like the video showed felt great.

Today, the DOMS is all the way across my chest, especially the lower and inner areas, and not just in the armpit area like with regular BP. Those dips are no joke either.

Give these a try.[/quote]

All Girondas’ stuff has merit, the guy didn’t mess around with balony.

Note though that any variation in any exercise you do is going to create stimulation due to the fact that it is different - it never means that it is because it is optimal, the perfect routine or exercise.

Some people I believe have a lot of trouble with these exercises based on their bone structure. I believe there are articles on TNation regarding this. So if you do it and it hurts in a bad way, stop.

[quote]Magarhe wrote:
PGJ wrote:
DId these two exercises yesterday and all I can say is HOLY $#!+! That bench press exercise was amazing. I haven’t been able to do heavy bench press for years because of a shoulder problem, but doing it like the video showed felt great.

Today, the DOMS is all the way across my chest, especially the lower and inner areas, and not just in the armpit area like with regular BP. Those dips are no joke either.

Give these a try.

All Girondas’ stuff has merit, the guy didn’t mess around with balony.

Note though that any variation in any exercise you do is going to create stimulation due to the fact that it is different - it never means that it is because it is optimal, the perfect routine or exercise.

Some people I believe have a lot of trouble with these exercises based on their bone structure. I believe there are articles on TNation regarding this. So if you do it and it hurts in a bad way, stop.[/quote]

The great thing is that there was NO pain in my shoulder. Regular bench makes it feel like someone is sticking knives in my rotator cuff, so I never go heavier than about 155. I actually did two sets of 185 for reps without pain. That’s the heaviest I’ve benched in about 2 years.