Did Reg Park Take Steroids?

Today, the most famous and senior bodybuilder is Arnold. Every conversation of bodybuilding is incomplete without the Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Today or modern bodybuilder idol and influence is Arnold while 7 x Mr. Olympia champion idol and mentor was Reg Park.

We have already discussed the steroid status of many new bodybuilders while this time is to highlight some of the old school bodybuilders.

Most of the individuals are using Reg name as an example that how can you build up your physique naturally without taking help from anabolic steroid.

We are here to judge him based on the evidence.

The 1960 Pro bodybuilders like Reg Park was the natural bodybuilders or used steroids.

Reg Park was thegreatest bodybuilder in the history, movie star and won the NABBA Mr. Universe title in the year 1951.

He won many titles of NABBA, Mr. Universe, and IFBB.

Reg created the Golden six routines that are becoming a part of a beginner in thefitness industry. Park first competed in his first show in the year 1949.

He was born in the June 7, 1928, and died in November 22, 2007. The era of Reg is 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1970.

Park was the first bodybuilder who bench press for around 500lbs. Ed Coan has an ability to lift up the weight around 584lbs.

What do you think? Was he natural or on the steroids?

Some of the pictures look like that he was a genetically freak while few of the pictures show a big difference.

Reg was crazy big or strong and from many information sources, he is not a lifetime bodybuilder

Athlete Statistics Reg Park:
  • Height of the body: 6’1’’
  • Weight of the body: 225-235lbs (102.1 kg-106.6 kg)
  • Arms size: 19’’
  • Reg was weighing 235-250lbs at 6’1’’ height.

The muscular development of Reg contributes to win many competitions.

There are many natural bodybuilders who cannot exceed through a range of 200 lbs at the 6’1’’ height when there is a contest competition.

Reg Park Vs Arnold Schwarzenegger:

If we compared the stats of both so, the Reg was bigger as compared to the Arnold.

Arnold AKA 7x Mr. Olympia champion have already admitted steroid use.

In the year 1970, both Reg and Arnold competed in the similar stage and won as well.

After the death of Reg bodybuilder, Arnold mentioned that he is one of the biggest reason behind my success in a bodybuilding.

Did Reg Park Take Help From The Anabolic Steroids?

There is a lot of questions regarding availability of anabolic steroids in that era.

The anabolic steroids were already discovered in the early 30s and for the medical purposes like the treatment of diseases.

Steroids and Pills like Phentermine stays in your body for long time that count in doping test.

The synthesis of testosterone became proved in the August 1835 when a paper was published in which theirmethod is described for the preparation of testosterone from cholesterol.

Testosterone Propionate comes in a market as early as 1937.

The steroids were already available 10 years just before competing on a bodybuilding stage.

The Drug Testing:

The Reg Park generally took part in those competitions where there is no steroids test were conducted.

Well, if we look at today’s drug testing so, there is not a strict drug testing for spotting a steroid user.

There are many ways to cheat the test like bodybuilders are stop taking the anabolic steroid prior to competition.

Reg Park Steroid Cycle:

The steroid cycle in the 1950s included Dianabol. The old school bodybuilders did not use a lot of steroids to fulfill the success.

Their duration of steroid cycle is designed for a short period of time to avoid the side-effects. There was no discovery of PCT at that time.

The modern days have many options to overcome the unpleasant effects like aromatase inhibitors, arimidex, letrozole, and Aromasin.

Some of the drugs are working as overcome the estrogen level while some are playing a role to reduce the side-effects.

RegPark Diet:

Reg is well known for eating the bulk amount of foods to fulfill his body.

The favorite meal of Reg was the steak that he consumed twice per day.

The dozen of eggs and a lot of milk gasses are also on the list.

There were total 6 meals in which the eggs, vegetable soup, chicken with baked potatoes, and salad.

The Workout Training:

The bodybuilder during the pre-steroid era can build up the physique with a help of full body training.

Taking weight loss pills like Phenq can boost lean body with workout.

Only the anabolic steroids are not responsible for giving you an aesthetic and defined physique, there are many other factors are involved.

It is always necessary to design the workout routine, whether he is natural or steroid user.

The Reg trained for six days per week on each muscle group for 1 hour and coastal breathing between the set

The Reg Park Workout
The Target Area Exercises Sets Reps
Altoids and upper back Press behind neck 4-10 sets 5 reps
Heavy bent arm lateral raises 5-10 sets 10 reps
Chest Bench press 5-10 sets 2 reps
Thighs Squat

Hack lift

5 sets

5 sets

5 reps

5 reps

Biceps Barbell curls

Incline dumbbell curls

5 sets 5-8 reps
Triceps French press   –
Calves Calf machine

Donkey Calf raises

Many sets

Many sets

25 reps

25 reps

Back High pull ups

Power clean

Chins behind neck

5-8 sets

5-8 sets

5-8 sets

3 reps

3 reps

5-8 reps

Waist and trunk area Leg raises

Side bends

100 or more reps


The steroids law is more strict in the modern days while in the 1990’s there is no any type of steroid-related issues.

Even Dorian Yates is taking sports supplements to the next level, just as he did with bodybuilding.

Reg Park had done steroid practice within a moderate range so, his physique never shows the nasty sign like gynecomastia and bloating.

The anabolic steroids were designed for the treatment of various types of diseases.

Testosterone boosters in market have great impact on bodybuilders for building muscle fast.

Everyone can easily get the prescription because at that time there were not any discovery of the harmful side effects as a result of anabolic steroid use.

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