If you are wondering what Vince Gironda’s 8×8 workout training is, how to do it correctly, does it work, and all the ins-and-outs then keep. One of the reasons the name Vince Gironda is as popular as ever in “I have a definite preference for the 8 X 8 system of sets and reps,” wrote. Get an aesthetically pleasing physique like the iron guru. The Vince Gironda workout plan will help you look great with his 8 x 8 program.

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Its ability to burn so much fat and create major physical changes is due to the high training heart rates. This effective program is for them. And, you could also certainly use machines in your workouts.

But the problem is that it can vinve boring and repetitive doing so many sets for a single exercise.

Vince Gironda’s Bodybuilding 8×8 Training System

The quality of food you eat? Here’s where most so-called diet gurus go wrong. Some people might think that by performing such high volume training, you are doing more harm than good.

Kevorkian’s successor to see if he does house calls. Strive for simple week-to-week progression and you’re golden. These are awesome exercises, but doing them when fatigued increases the risk for lower-back injuries. If you haven’t done much high-volume training, and you’ve figured out your nutrition, this workout can ignite some serious muscle hypertrophy.

8×8: An Honest Workout By The Late, Great Vince Gironda

This is all about training volume — you won’t be tapping into strength benefits because you’re using the wrong energy systems. An accomplished bodybuilder and trainer to the stars of yesteryear, Vince Gironda built this workout with one purpose girinda mind: Intensity can be achieved with either heavy loads or higher volume.


An intense high-volume system designed strictly for cosmetic improvements, its “honesty” stems from the humbling weight used during the actual workout.

Be prepared to drop reps before lowering the weight, although if by workout’s end you’re doing sets of giromda, the weight you initially chose was just too heavy. That means that girondq any given week you could be doing a total of reps for your pectoral muscles or any other muscle group.

Use whatever vice helps you execute safely and with great form. There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. The question becomes, just how good does it actually work and how in the hell do you do it correctly? The routine was 3 days on and 3 days off. There’s nothing wrong with implementing 8×8’s into your routine while following your typical strength or bodybuilding routine.

Monday and Thursday Chest: With any kind of training, it helps to know what you are hoping to achieve. This helped managed the fatigue and gave different angles of pull to the muscles.

This simply is not true. For your workouts, you will only need to perform exercises per muscle group, and you will perform vincr sets of 8 reps for each exercise. Losing fat is simple. If not, then maybe you should do that first before diving in head first.

Gironda’s 8×8 Training | T Nation

You do 8 sets with 8 reps of an exercise, with sec rest in between each set. Vince 8xx8 recommended his bodybuilders train the same muscle every fourth day with around 15 sets per muscle group. That’s why for typical non-competitive trainees, it’s wise to just focus on one goal at a time, either building muscle or shedding fat.


The common argument you get from training like this is that you will get overtrained.

If your main goal is to build muscle, stop training with your ego. Take rest between these training days according to your schedule and your energy levels.

However, there are a few things to consider here. Simply put, he was incredibly knowledgeable about bodybuilding and was known for being ahead of his time.

Vince Gironda’s 8 X 8 Workout | Old School Trainer

Fact is, depending on the cardiovascular demands of the exercise s you choose to try 8×8’s with, I’d recommend 8 x 8’s in your regular routine so that your body isn’t giving you the middle finger salute by the week’s end.

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:. What makes you fat? This method can be applied for up to four different movements per workout, although I’d recommend working up to that as the program can be a real shock to the body.

Choice of exercises is usually based on the muscular and cardiorespiratory demands of the workout, but here’s another instance in which the “rules” can be bent. Studies show that doing such exercises with high volume is counter-productive. And it delivers, every time. Take a look at this new science.