These are great exercises, but not in an 8x8 workout. Mixing low rest with high training volume sounds like chaos for the erector spinae and QL, and a week of hobbling around the office like Quasimodo. Front squats. As Charles Poliquin pointed out, the rhomboids tend to fatigue after about six reps in exercises like front squats in which they act as a stabilizer.
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The workout consists of exercises performed with 8 sets of 8 repetitions and very little rest between sets. The pump is unreal and its effectiveness is undeniable.
He specialized in make the physiques of mere mortals look like greek gods. Vince got major attention for his ability to create impressive bodies. Vince produced more Mr. America and Mr. Universe champions than any trainer in history.
Vince created all kinds of exercises that gave muscles beautiful shape and sticking appearance. He even went so far as to built custom training equipment to suit his unique training methods. He was something of a madman and had a reputation for being a dictator. Vince was lightyears ahead of his time in terms of his understanding of the human body and how to build muscle.
Vince walked the walk and lived the fitness lifestyle. He was a competitive bodybuilder, wrote for muscle magazines and heavily promoted the sport of bodybuilding.
All the while training hundreds of people at his gym in California. Vince possessed an impressive repertoire of bodybuilding methods. Keep to 8 X 8 and your muscle fiber will plump out, giving you a solid mass of muscle density as a result. All energy muscle be directed to maintaining perfect form and training the target muscle group.
That means: No cheating by shifting weight to muscles other than the target muscle. Eliminating momentum and making the muscle do all the work Focusing on both the lifting and lowering phase of each rep with maximum intensity.
The tempo is a slow and controlled lowering and lifting of the weight. This way no momentum is used and maximum tension is kept on the target muscle. Take every 4th week off to allow your body to recover.
Frequency: Vince trained each muscle group every fourth or fifth day. This allows ample time to recover. I design my workout routine to do just that. Typically ends up being 2 days in the gym followed by one day of rest.
Then 2 more days in a row of training, followed by 1 day of rest. Training Split: I like to train back and shoulders together, legs and chest, and arms biceps, triceps and forearms and abs. Barbells, dumbbells, pulleys and some machines work well. Minimize Rest Between Sets: Rest 30 seconds between sets. First timers may need 60 seconds. Try to get down to 15 seconds of rest between sets as the routine goes on. This is a sign of progression. Lifting Tempo: Lift to a tempo 2 second to lift the weight and 2 seconds to lower it.
You want constant tension on the target muscle. Each rep should be a controlled and deliberate movement. Completely eliminate momentum to maximize results.
Use Perfect Form: Lift with perfect form so your muscles are balanced and symmetrical. Concentrate: Keep tension on the muscle. Imagine the muscle growing and see and feel it working.
8x8: An Honest Workout By The Late, Great Vince Gironda
Gironda brought Larry Scott up from a pound guy with average genetics to a pound winner of the Mr. Olympia contest. He also worked with bodybuilding legend Mohammed Makkawy, one of the most shredded and aesthetic bodybuilders of all time. Mohammed never won the Olympia, but he did finish second twice and and won several pro contests. We could mention Don Howorth Mr.
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The workout consists of exercises performed with 8 sets of 8 repetitions and very little rest between sets. The pump is unreal and its effectiveness is undeniable. He specialized in make the physiques of mere mortals look like greek gods. Vince got major attention for his ability to create impressive bodies.
Vince Gironda's 8 X 8 Workout
Already have a Bodybuilding. Avoid injury and keep your form in check with in-depth instructional videos. How-to Images View our enormous library of workout photos and see exactly how each exercise should be done before you give it a shot. To vary the stimulation and provide for more growth, both physiologically and psychologically, switch up your routine from time to time using these alternate exercises: Legs: weighted sissy squat, leg press, seated leg curl, cable deadlift, squat Chest: barbell incline bench press, dip, cable cross-over, machine bench press Back: seated cable row, pull-up, dumbbell incline row, straight-arm pull-down Shoulders: machine shoulder press, cable rear delt fly, machine lateral raise, dumbbell lying rear lateral raise Triceps: kneeling cable triceps extension, triceps push-down, Smith machine close-grip bench press Biceps: incline dumbbell curl, Zottman curl, machine biceps curl, hammer curl Focus on Perfect Form, Not Big Weights Be prepared for your heart rate to be accelerated for the entire workout.