He sold all his gyms one year before and he had more time to train and was another time enjoying life and training. Joe Winyards has/had posters of both Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler on his wall. As I’ve mentioned already, Arnie used Reg Park as a template to shape his own career. One correction, I think; Steve Reeves went into films before Reg, as Hercules. In 1961, he appeared in ‘Hercules and the Haunted World’, where he starred alongside dirty wizard Christoper Lee. With his wife of 55 years, Mareon, and children Jeunesse and Jon Jon by his side, Park died on 22 November 2007 in his home in South Africa, after an eight-month battle with metastatic melanoma (a form of skin cancer). One of the best triceps developer. Park's legacy is continued by his son Jon Jon Park, a personal trainer and former Olympic swimmer.

Reg didn't separate strength training from bodybuilding. He was always helpful, putting together workout programmes and talking me through the equipment in his gym. Required fields are marked *.

He was already 55 years old and his musculature was amazing. Hold the cables as shown with right hand as low as possible and the left hand held at shoulder level. Do you have link? He believed that in order to get bigger, you must get stronger.

Up to the time of his illness in 2007, despite being in his seventies, Park continued to train clients at the Morningside Virgin Active Gym in Sandton, South Africa. We are collecting old training courses & books and presenting some pieces here. Required fields are marked *. Reg Park (7 June 1928 – 22 November 2007) was an English bodybuilder and businessman. I know he competed in a few physique competitions in the late 50s and early 60s before moving into powerlifting to get super strong and enormous. He began training in earnest in his parents’ back garden using dumbbells, a barbell and a simple chinning bar. I am now 40 years old and I still love to follow his grueling 5×5 workouts and eating Big just like he did. However, Reg missed being on stage and began making plans for a comeback. 1950 IFBB “America’s Best Developed Athlete” 5. Physique Coach, IFBB Pro Bodybuilder, Entrepreneur, Fitness Model, Cystic Fibrosis Trainer, Online Coach, Trainer, Posing Coach, WBFF Muscle Model, Director, Men's Physique Bodybuilder, Fitness Model. He could be your dad, he could be your dad, he’s Jimmy Saville, he could be your dad! He is a testament to what the human physique can achieve without chemical enhancement. I used to train at his gym in Johannesburg in the 80s and 90s and we chatted when he worked as a personal trainer at the Virgin gyms in the 2000s. Do it for both sides. I wasn’t aware that Reg Park’s father owned a barbell company before Reg started training. Although he won the Mr. Europe contest that was held in conjuction to the Mr. Universe, Reg knew he had to step his game up – he began training for 3 hours a day, determined to take home the trophy.

Park’ strength was, in part, fueled by the now famous 5×5 training programme, of which he was something of a pioneer. However, Park’s 5×5 workout differed from similar routines today, such as the popular Stronglifts regime. God Bless. In my opinion Steve Reeves And Reg Park are icons and an example for anyone that came after them in the sport. I don’t have his booklet. His first title was Mr Britain in 1946.

LOVED that anecdote… no-one messes with Reg haha! It was not only the muscles, the strength, the stetics of the body, the proportions.