Reg Park was a Mr. Universe champion and one of the great bodybuilders of all time. He was the inspiration for Arnold Schwarzenegger to pursue bodybuilding and also opened a series of successful gyms throughout Europe.
In addition, Park went on to fame playing Hercules in the sixties, replacing Steve Reeves in the role.
This workout focuses on Park’s early years of training, which became the building blocks for his future championship career. As you probably figured out, the program contains compound, multi-joint exercises with few isolation movements in the mix.
This routine is good for anyone looking to get big and strong, and is especially good for the beginner.
Reg Park Early Workout
- Overhead Press 3 x 10-8-6
- Bench Press 3 x 10-8-6
- Barbell Curls 3 x 10-8-6
- Pullovers 3 x 10-8-6
- Squats 3 x 10-8-6
Notes: Perform this workout 2-3 times per week. If you go for three, eliminate the squat for one workout. As always, increase poundages whenever possible, eat right, get adequate rest, and drink lots of water. Remember this: if this routine worked for Reg Park, it’ll work for you.