Vince's Courses Are Still Available!

Ron Kosloff of NSP/Research Nutrition has been authorized by the Gironda family to sell Vince's legendary courses. These are indispensable for the serious trainer -- find out more.

The late Vince Gironda, aka "The Iron Guru," was one of bodybuilding's most-influential personalities and one of the greatest physique trainers of all-time. Larry Scott, the first Mr. Olympia, trained at Vince's Gym. Mohamed Makkaway, one of the greatest IFBB pros of the '80s, also trained with Vince. So too did countless other bodybuilding champions, movies stars, and enthusiasts who walked through the door of his gym, or purchased his courses through mail-order. For 55 years Vince lived and breathed bodybuilding, establishing methods and principles that are still unsurpassed today.

Vince died in 1997, just shy of 80 years of age. This site is a tribute to Vince, and will allow him to live on through generations of bodybuilders to come.

This is a non-profit initiative -- everything here is free. Over time we will be improving and growing the site with new areas and features. For now, we hope you enjoy what's online, and if you feel you can help out in any way, we look forward to hearing from you at

Yours truly,

Doug Schneider 

Great stuff

Videos! Learn how to do the exercises Vince taught his pupils with Ron Kosloff as your instructor:

The forums:

  • The new forums are now open and they're better than ever; however, you must register to use these forums. Use this link to begin!

    Please note: we are in the processing of making the old forums accessible as "read only" since there are thousands of posts contributed over the last few years. Don't worry, it's not lost.

Train with Vince Gironda as Your Instructor:

The New Wild Physique with Ron Kosloff:

Vince's book, The Wild Physique:


Exercise Descriptions


By Doug Schneider

  • FAQ #1: Why does Vince train so fast? | Rest between sets | What is 8x8? | Should I start with 8x8? | Do I do just one exercise for an 8x8 (or 6x6 or 10x10) program?
  • FAQ #2: Did Vince really kick people out of his gym, and why? | Did Vince really yell at people in his gym? | Was Vince ever nice?

Required Reading

By Ron Kosloff:

Vince-related Articles in Various Magazines:
(thanks to "Reidar" from Norway who has been busy finding them and typing them in)