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If you're not exactly
blessed in the genetics department, but you still want to work out to build an
amazing body, you're in for a treat with these surprising tips from an old
school bodybuilding legend. We're talking about Vince Gironda - the man behind
many of the great physiques of Hollywood's who's who of the 60's, 70's and
Back then, when a film
project needed a ripped actor, they send the guy to Vince's Gym. His clientele
included Gary Busey, Eric Estrada, Burt Reynolds, George Hamilton and Clint
Eastwood. Like if that wasn't enough, he was also Arnold Schwarzenegger's first
So what were some of
The Hormone Precursor Shake
You might have seen
this in a movie or TV show. To make this workout shake, just crack some eggs in
a glass, mix and drink, it's that simple. This was one of Gironda's favorite
nutritional hacks to build mass. He called this the Hormone Precursor Shake.
Mix the following
12 pieces of eggs
12 ounces of half-and-half
1/3 cup of milk-and-egg powder
Add a banana for taste
if you are not currently restricting carbs.
What is this concoction
Hard gainers stand to
gain a lot with this drink. It delivers a serious amount of proteins and fats
needed for building muscle. Just imagine how much nutrients you get. Twelve
eggs will give you about 72 grams of proteins and 60 grams of fats. That would
be equivalent of 2 to 2.5 scoops of whey protein but the fat content would only
be 6.25 grams of fats. When you build muscles, you need both proteins and fats.
Eggs deliver more than these two macronutrients. They are also chock-full of
vitamins and minerals such as folic acid, vitamin A, selenium, B vitamins and
phosphorus, to name a few. It is an excellent source of nutrients for those
seeking to build mass. This shake was consumed 1-3 times per day in-between
The Anabolic Superfood: Raw Eggs
Anabolism is one process
you absolutely want to trigger if you want to gain lean muscle mass. It's the
body's natural building process. To drive anabolism, you have to supply the
body with the needed raw materials -
proteins and fats. Yes, the same ones you can get in large amounts from
Raw eggs are an
excellent anabolic food. It has all the essential amino acids that the body can
use to build muscle. They are also rich in healthy fatty acids that act as
precursors in testosterone production. These fatty acids are called CLA
(conjugated linoleic acid), and eggs is an premiere source. CLA is a type of fat
that has numerous health benefits. It helps promote anabolism, as well as
believed in going all natural. He did not use artificial steroids for building
muscle. Instead, the only supplement he advocated was the use of liver tablets.
These are all natural whole food supplement that are shock full of nutrients.
in-between meals help keep your body in a positive nitrogen balance. They help
slow down the breakdown process (catabolism) that can result in losing any
muscles gained. This process often happens after intense workouts, when the
muscles are recovering. Liver is also the most nutrient dense food on
Another unique old
school method is semen retention. That means no ejaculation for periods of
This method helps to
retain energy and can boost testosterone after a week of
abstaining. Ejaculation uses up a lot of energy. It also releases a
considerable amount of essential nutrients. The optimal window to abstain is
This was practiced by
the top boxer, David Haye. According to him:
lion that hasn't had some food for a while, and you've got yourself one
dangerous cat. I don't ejaculate for six weeks before the fight. No sex, no
masturbation, no nothing.
It releases too much
tension. It releases a lot of minerals
and nutrients that your body needs, and it releases them cheaply. Releasing
weakens the knees and your legs.
Even in my sleep — if there
are girls all over me in my dream, I say to them, I've got a fight next week, I
can't do anything. I can't do it. That's control.
I've been doing that since I
was fifteen and its part and parcel of my preparation now. That's why I am who
I am today — it's down to all those little sacrifices. Find me another boxer
who makes that sacrifice, and you'll
find yourself another champion.”
The Old School, natural
ways have stood the test of time and are still
effective. Gironda had an impressive roster of clients to his belt as
proof. These surprising tips from an old school bodybuilding legend are worth
trying. Add some testosterone boosting foods to the mix and soon you will be
seeing some great results.
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