Sebastian Beckett - Denmark 
"When I first saw the book I was suprised at how big it was.  I obviously havent read the whole thing yet, but did skim through most  of  the  pages.  It  is  an  ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE. Very well put together and with  alot  of  new info,  even for someone like myself whom  have read most of what is   available   on  Vince.  The  lost  articles  

alone makes this book worth every penny.  Cant wait for part two.  Thanks for making this  book."

Steven Downs - USA 
"Wow, what a volume,  a real blast from the past-- material I have not seen in years!   I made a cursory quick run-through and was wowed by the wealth of  material you were able to obtain and assemble.  This is one of  those fun volumes that you can pick up, open to any page, and get  carried away. The quality

of the piece is exceptional, heavy glossed paper and beautifully bound-- a coffee table piece made to  last a lifetime. You've gone above and beyond, Karl." 

Craig Dillon - United Kingdom 
"Well , I received my book ( Vince's Secret Locker ) today and Wow ! ... .what  a well put together book on  everything  Vince.  I  purchased  the  hardback copy as a collectors piece and it is a high quality publication  with quality binding and full colour glossed pages .  Well  Done Karl Coyne  .... looking forward  to  Vol. 2." .

Robby Robinson - USA 


Greg Valentino - USA     Bodybuilding Media Icon, TV Star, Columnist 

"This book is a must read for any bodybuilder who is interested in bodybuilding history!!!!!!......I urge every one to buy this book!!!!.....   

Karl did an incredible job with this book,, Im excited to hear what you all think, in my opinion it will be a bodybuilding BEST SELLER......GV?"

Kevin Dye - Australia 
"Karl has done a tremendous job of writing a tome on the legendary Vince Gironda in Vince's Secret Locker. He's covered it all, from Vince's childhood, famous ads for his courses, and of course, unique approach to bodybuilding. All these are backed up with data and pictures rary if ever seen anywhere! If you are a fan of Vince and want a book you'll come back to time and time again,  Vince's Secret Locker is everything Gironda. A book that will go down in history as the most extensive coverage of the infamous  "Ïron Guru" ever written."

Tim Culver - USA 
"Karl, I thought I was getting a book, THIS IS AN ENCYCLOPEDIA.... HOLY SH.. !!! Wow, I was expecting a small book, what a nice surprise.  You outdid yourself my friend, this is a true work of art. I don't know  where to start....I guess the beginning !!!  Thanks again Karl, well

worth the wait.

Tom Venuto - USA 

Best selling author -"Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle." 
"IT'S AMAZING!!!!"  Karl  Coyne's  Vince'sSecret Locker is an epic collector's item for bodybuilders. I can't even fathom the amount  of  time and effort it must have taken  to  compile all this information, photos and memorabilia. I think any bodybuilder would appreciate this book, but the two types who would absolutely love it are, 1) fans of Vince Gironda and 2) fans of Iron Game history.

Rik Brown - USA      
"Wow,I used to drive for an hour to train at Vince's gym, and talk with  Vince. I did that once each year during the late 70's,and 
thru the  80's.This book is like a trip back in time for me. Iron history 101 right here!

I received my book in the post and I'm excited to start this trip down memory lane. The picture on page 25 was some-thing that I have never seen before and so many others!"

Stuart Kopps - USA 
 "Can't wait to dig into it."

Paul T. Burke, M. Ed. - USA Author of "Burke's Law"
"I think that you spent a really lot of time on this book. It is made to look old--as if written with a typewriter right out of the era in which Vince

lived in. Nice touch. It has tidbits of bodybuilding history I never knew existed and for any lifter should be part of their library. You should be

proud to have done such an accomplishment and I wish you  great success with it."

Samuel Oldham -  USA 

"I have never seen a book like this. It is the next best thing to conferring with the man himself. I almost felt like I was ears-dropping in his life.

Great work! I am so glad this book is now available.

Stephan Ersson - Sweden  
"The book arrived today, and the book is fantastic! Thank you, and  you truly make justice to the iron game´s greatest thinker! Best regards!"

Beth Schell - USA 
"Vince's Secret Locker is marvelous. So much insight and information-much that I was not aware of. The  book is a wonderful tribute to Vince 

and his  love of bodybuilding."  

Stephan Jansen - Belgium 

"This book is SUPER! Creative, intriguing! I must buy another copy for my son."

"Denie" - USA 
"Vince lives and instructs again in this

epic documentary book and times en-compassing the most complete compilation of all the 'Iron Guru's' iconoclastic revolutionary

methodology, and recorded in these pages by hardcore trainer and dedicated fan author Mr Karl Coyne." 

Force Fitness Gym - USA 

"If your a die-hard Bodybuilding Fan -

this book was written by a former Force Fitness Club member and is an awesome look into the life of the Great Vince Gironda."

Mark Wietecha - USA 
"Thanks Karl; the book arrived and it's excellent. Very nice job and thanks for formally joining the Keepers of the Flame!"

Paul Hyde - USA 

"LOVE this book!" 

Michael Payne - Ireland 
"A really beautiful, informative book, a collectors piece. Karl  has done a brilliant job here. What a tribute to Vince.  

One of the finest bodybuilding books I have ever had the privilege to own. Well done & thank you for the speedy delivery."

P.Perez - USA 
"Vince’s Secret Locker is truly a great book on the life and work of Vince Gironda. As a fan of Vince and his work in bodybuilding,

I always looked forward to reading his articles in Robert Kennedy’s MuscleMag International. Vince in my opinion was truly

The Trainer of Champions.  A must have for a Vince Gironda Fan. Thanks Karl"

Dick Tyler - USA Author of "West Coast Bodybuilding."

"I just received your book on Vince. It is a work of almost biblical promotion. I miss Vince - thanks for bringing him back."

Luigi Perseo - Canada 
"I have received my book and am thrilled with your work and the contents. Thank you again for your efforts."

Anibal Lopez - USA
"If you are a bodybuilder or a follower, then this is the book you must have. Karl did an excellent job in putting together Vince life  history. There is no doubt that everyone that acquire Vince's Secret Locker not only will enjoy it but learn from it. I am honored to be part of this piece of history about a man I learned from and admire very much. Thanks for using my favor pose, and my comment is very accurate. Want to know what I said, get the book!"

Gil Lederman - USA 
"All I can say is WOW! Kudos! Your book Vince's Secret Locker is quite a body of work. You "mailed it" 100%! I wanT to thank you!" 

Logan Johnson - USA
" Terrific book . If you're not a Vince fan you will be after you  read it."

Mario Strong - USA 
"Thanks for publishing Vince's Secret Locker. I am enjoying it  very much as it has brought back a lot of memories from bodybuilding's

Golden Era...a time we will never see again." 

Joel Marple - USA 
"Karl I got the book I appreciate it and the hard work you put into it great job! Blessings" 

Scott York - USA 
"I have this book - it's awesome.  Karl is working on Volume 2  already. Thumbs Up!"

Jamie Hobbs - UK  
"Fabulous Vince Gironda book. It's been difficult over the years trying to acquire information on one of the best natural bodybuilding gurus. Here we have a fantastic book having been compiled by a enthusiast of the sport. Great colour pictures,  lots of different elements to Gironda in the book. Pictures of Hollywood stars and extras, some famous, some not so, but all  in great shape. That's what Vince Gironda was able to do for 
 his clients. And lots of pointers and valuable wisdom throughout the book. Not only does it look pretty, it's a pretty amazing Gironda collection."

Dr. Clifford Ameduri  - USA 

"The best book ever on the Iron Guru."

David Jaffarian - USA 
 "I received my book today. Having a hard time putting it down.  Well done. Thanks."

Scott Bruns - USA 
"Thank you, Karl! The book is a nice tribute to

Vince. He was the best!  Awesome job! Will look forward to Volume 2 when it comes out."

Steve Speyrer - USA 
"Just arrived! Fantastic! I'm a Vince fan...all over again!  Outstanding job! Id like to place my

order for Volume 2... ahead of time.

Larry Russell - USA  - CLNS RADIO
 "All Vince fans, this looks very exciting. Thank you Karl Coyne for making this!"

Frank Zane - USA 
"I admire your tenacity in collecting all that stuff."

Robert P. Adams - USA
"For anyone who follows the principles of Vince Gironda, this is an unbelievable resource. It is obvious that there was a tremendous 
 amount of work and effort exerted in gathering all of this information. Karl, you deserve to be richly rewarded."

John Paul Catanzaro - USA  Author "The Elite Trainer.""

"The book came in last week and it looks great! You did a fantastic job!"

Luis Olivera - USA  "It's AMAZING!"

Jeffrey Thompson - USA 
"I've read the entire book and its outstanding! I can't wait for  the next  volume. Any true Gironda fan/follower must have this in his collection!"


Today arrived ... and I'm enjoying the content of the book ;)

Jan Bengtsson - Sweden  
 "Amazing book..."

John Plisky - USA
 "The book arrived yesterday and it's great!  You did a really nice job.  
 I already made two changes to my workout based on the book."

Benito Montano - USA
 OF IT." 

Shane Trotter - USA 
 "I received My Vinces Secert Locker book on Thursday. It took a couple of days to look through it, and it's a well written book, 
 lots of pictures and lots of advice. Vince is full of bodybuilding knowledge. So If your looking for a great bodybuilding book you 
 can't go wrong with Vinces Secert Locker. Karl I know you put a lot of time in this book and it shows. Thanks!"

Luigi Perseo - Canada
 "I have received my book and am thrilled with your work and the contents. Thank you again for your efforts."

Wayne Gallasch - Australia 
 "I have had a good look at your book. It is a huge work of art and is truly wonderful. So much work and money to do this."

Greg Capace - USA 
"The book is great! Got thru it, excellent!"

Josh Buckle - Canada 
 "I am thoroughly enjoying Vince's Secret locker, the quality and layout of the book is great. I am a huge fan of Vince and

it is amazing to have all the info in one text. Great Job, I am definitely looking forward to  Vol 2.

Stephan Ersson - Sweden 
"The book arrived today, and the book is fantastic! Thank you, and  you truly making justice to the iron game´s greatest thinker!! 

Dave Draper - USA 
 "Go, Karl... Good news, project 'Vince' complete and ready for the readers' enjoyment and education."

Dr. Joe Vitale "Mr.Fire"- best selling author!.- USA
"A real surprise! Big, hefty, detailed, packed with info and photos!  Anyone even close to interested in Vince needs this book NOW! The book looks great! Congratulations!"

Nikos Roussos - Greece
"It is very interesting,and you have done a good job. Continue your good effort. Thank you! Petros"

Dr. Michael Dusa  - USA           (
"Karl Coyne has covered all the bases in his new book. Take note Vince Gironda fans."

Charles Fautz - USA 
 "Wonderful! Very good information."

Dennis B. Weis - USA 
"Karl, you are in my estimation fast becoming a very accomplished Iron Game writer. Congratulations bro."

David Gentle - United Kingdom 
"This book is so good, so much work and research gone into it that even the grumpy old Vince that I once knew would have

to admit that it was fabulous, so he will rest in peace knowing his contribution to Bodybuilding and  Physical Culture will never

be forgotten. Good work Karl!"

Rosemary Hallum - USA 
"And a big Thank You for Vol.1 of your Vince Gironda Superbook!  Your work is amazing -- not just because of the many people  involved in the project, but because you were able to get so many  writings of Vince gathered together and printed. What a valuable resource for bodybuilders! Thank you so much for your vision and  diligence. I'm looking forward to reading Vol.1 all the way through!"


     Countries Vinces Secret Locker has reached!         

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark,  Finland,  Germany,  Holland - Netherlands, 

Hong Kong,  Ireland,  Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, 

Switzerland, United Kingdom - England,  USA.  

Frank Zane  - USA 

"I admire your tenacity in collecting all that stuff"

Dr. G. Knowlton - USA 

"BTW the book was excellent

as  it  brought back so many

memories  of  a  great man."

Nico Korn - Holland   

"Just  received  this awesome

piece of Vince Gironda legacy,

I'm very proud to have such a

great book in my possession,

it     contains    all    of    Vince  

Gironda's    views,       articles  

and  trivial  that you can ever

imagine.   Karl  Coyne  did  an

amazing    job    putting    this  


Mvh Tor Martinsen - Norway 

"Thank you for a wonderful book about Vince  Gironda! I enjoyed  it very much, and I'm already looking forward to the next  book. The book is  a  bible for natural  bodybuilders. Thank you for keeping Vince Gironda's legacy alive and hurry up with the next book!"

Mike Demeter - USA  
" I LOVE THE BOOK . . about 3/4 through . .  so  much  reading - it's terrific .  You  did great!    :).   Thank   you   for   making  the

effort    to    do    this   . .   The   site  looks fantastic   and   the   book   well   profiled . You've  clearly  done  a  very  professional job !"

Nick Collias - 
"It looks fantastic, and we’re excited to  dig in. Thanks again,  and  congrats on getting this out there!"

Jorge Mojica - USA 

"Vince's  Secret  Locker  is  a  masterpiece !  A compendium  of  Vince  Gironda's training and nutritional advice - accompanied by a plethora of  photos  showing  the  Iron  Guru  in  various phases of his life.  It seems Mr Gironda always kept in shape - even into his 60s. What an icon and  definitely  a  person to learn from,  and to emulate.   Thank  you  Mr  Coyne !  This  is  the ultimate  Vince  Gironda  reference!!"

John Hansen - USA 

Mr Natural Olympia. "I did get the book yesterday and it looks fantastic! I can’t believe  how big and  extensive the book is. It really brought back some  memories.. That was awesome stuff!  I can’t wait  to read the rest of it.  I was reading it last night but, of course,  I didn’t get through the whole book yet. Thank you so much!"


Mark Lewis - USA 

 "Karl,  Remember me? Mark Lewis from The Dungeon in Bradford, PA.? I ordered a bunch of books from you. I also ordered,  (with great anticipation), your 1st volume on Vince.  Well, it arrived yesterday.  I can't even begin to tell you how impressed I am with your work! The  amount of time, effort and research that went into this project just  staggers my imagination.  In my humble opinion, you are right up there with Randy Roach of  "Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors" fame for the depth and completeness of the  research you've conducted. I have really enjoyed the books I purchased from you, but Vol. 1 on  Vince will by far be cherished above the others.  I've been nagged for years about writing a training / nutrition manual,  and someday I may, but I am in no hurry knowing I may share the bookshelves with the likes of you and Mr. Roach. I know my effort would  pale by comparison. After all, books such as I may pen are a dime a  dozen, but I believe what you two have 'created' will forever be know as  the cream of the crop in physical culture literature! Your Vol. 1 seems  so complete, I can't think of what you can possibly find to put into a second volume! And how great  would it be for someone to do for Rheo Blair what you are doing for Vince? I can dream, can't I? Now for the obvious question, (that I'm sure you're getting tired of hearing), when will Vol.2 be hitting the presses? Feel free to put me  down for the 1st copy off the line! (I'll bet you've heard that before,  too!) Seriously, I'll send you a check for the book tomorrow if you like! Drop me a line & fill me in!

My best to you & your's..."

OddOneOut - Amazon customer (no name)  -  Five Stars Out Of Five! Cannot Wait Until Volume 2 Is Released! AAAAAA++++++!!!!!
"This is absolutely a must-have book for all Vince Gironda fans. The book is more than worth the price of it alone. I find it very hard to put this book down every time that I pick it up. It contains so much information that I didn't know about Vince. It's filled with rare images and well-researched. If you want this book buy it, don't hesitate wondering if it's any good, the author Karl Coyne has done an outstanding job! You won't regret buying it and will refer to the book again and again. There's a reason for all the 5-Star Reviews here on Amazon, the book is really that good.  I can't wait until Volume 2 in this series comes out. Congratulations Karl for writing this book and from all the fans of Vince Gironda worldwide thank you so much!"

David Gironda Sr.-Vince Gironda's family 
 "Just received a copy. It is more amazing than I had even expected.  A must own for everyone interested in bodybuilding, seriously!
 We ALL are enjoying your work of love for Cousin Vince and all  he stood for. Thank You.