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A Reg Park Workout

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:27 pm

Here's one I stumbled on that I had not seen before. I believe it is out of the Reg Park Journal, as this is not one of the Strength & Muscular Bulk course workouts.

Mon - Wed - Fri

1. Barbell Curl 4 x 6-8
2. Seated BN Press 4 x 6-8
3. Bench Press 5 x 5
4. Barbell Row 4 x 6-8
5. Barbell Squat 5 x 5
6. Deadlift 5 x 5

PS I found a post on Iron Online that characterized it this way:

His routine 3 days per week,circa 1950.

mon-wed-fri

barbell curl 4x6-8
seated press behind the neck 4x6-8
benchpress 5x5
barbell rows 4x6-8
barbell squat 5x5
deadlift 5x5

diet

red meat
orange juice
milk
eggs
6 x protein drinks (milk/honey/cream)

and lots of hard work
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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Dick Cracy » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:04 pm

The question remains.
Was Park's cemetery plot 5x5 or 6x8.
I'm guessing 6x8 'cause he was one big dude.

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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by The Venerable Bogatir X » Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:37 pm

There's more than a few old school routines that put BB Curls first. While it's hard to argue w. old Reg and I can see curls as a decent upper body warm-up, I would imagine putting them first would not be beneficial for the work ahead in the rows and deadlift.

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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Bobby » Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:10 pm

Don`t you think they might havé recuperated a bit while doing seated bn press and the bench press?
It might be a routine for someone who prioritises his biceps (and shoulders as the press behind neck is before the bench).
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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:19 am

High Velocity Lie-Nap! wrote:There's more than a few old school routines that put BB Curls first. While it's hard to argue w. old Reg and I can see curls as a decent upper body warm-up, I would imagine putting them first would not be beneficial for the work ahead in the rows and deadlift.

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His workouts almost always put curls first, as do several others as you note. That said, I believe he recommended 3-5 minute rest periods, so recuperation was not as big a deal as on faster paced routines. YMMV, but for me DL does not impact arms much, rowing does though. Interesting observation though.
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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Bobby » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:50 am

Doesn`t some people believe that you have to train biceps if you deadlift,otherwise(the reasoning goes I think) there is a good chance that you`ll tear your biceps?
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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:39 am

I don't know of any bodybuilder that wouldn't train their biceps so...
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Re: A Reg Park Workout

Post by Bobby » Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:04 pm

True!
You`ll toughen up.Unless you have a serious medical condition commonly refered to as
"being a pussy".

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