The biography, life, and accomplishments of Regan Grimes

Regan Grimes

Regan Grimes is a Canadian professional bodybuilder who has competed in both the Men’s Open division and Classic Physique division. His style of training is centered around getting a serious pump which aids in his massive physique.

Below is a complete breakdown of his profile, stats, biography, training and diet regimens.

Full Name: Regan Grimes (IFBB Pro Bodybuilder)

Weight Height Date Of Birth
215-225 lbs. 5’11” 06/26/1993
Division Era Nationality
Classic Physique & Open 2010 Canadian

 


 

Biography

Regan is a professional bodybuilder that has been training since he was 17. When Regan first started working out, he just wanted to get stronger and bigger for motocross races. After seeing the results from his training, he became hooked. Regan looked up to Antonie Valliant during his journey. He watched all of Antonie’s training videos and took notes. His love for building his body grew and he decided to begin competing.

Regan made his first appearance in a bodybuilding show at 18 years old and is now an IFBB pro bodybuilder, fitness entrepreneur, and owns his own gym. He also appeared in the digital series East Coast Mecca. The series focused on Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym, one of the most iconic gyms in bodybuilding.

He also appeared as a featured subject in Generation Iron 3. The film followed multiple athletes, including Regan, who was in the process of deciding if he wanted to shift gears to the Classic Physique division rather than Men’s Open. It provided some deeper insight into the life behind the muscle.

Regan Grimes

TRAINING

Regan’s main goal while working out is getting as much blood flowing to his muscles as much as possible.

His favorite thing about training is ‘the pump’. The pump is warming up to get your blood flowing and to get your joints ready for heavy sets. Proceed to heavy compound exercises to work on your strength and hypertrophy will ensure serious growth.

After the pump, Regan moves on to isolation exercises, but will utilize lighter weights.

Back Workout

Regan adds a bunch of volume to his back workouts. 5 sets per exercise and around 12 repetitions per set. Doing this allows him to train every muscle in his back with enough volume and intensity.

  • High pull cable row, 5 sets x 12 reps
  • V Bar smith machine Row, 4 sets x 12-15 reps
  • DB Rows, 4 sets x 12 reps
  • Sideways High row hammer strength, 4 sets x 12 reps
  • Smith machine rack pulls controlled, 4 sets x 12 reps

UPDATED Back Workout

  • Reverse pulldowns
  • Low row (Hammer Strength machine)
  • Mid-row
  • High row (Hammer Strength machine)
  • Straight-arm rope pushdown
  • Rack pull

Biceps & Rear Delts

  • Dumbbell curls
  • Rear delt machine fly
  • Machine preacher curl

NUTRITION

For natural bodybuilders, staying lean while adding on muscle mass can be difficult. It’s normal to gain some excess weight when ‘bulking’, according to Grimes.

Breakfast

Coffee, 2 eggs with 5 oz sliced chicken breast, 100g cream of rice w/ 1/2 cup blueberries and 1 tsp omega oil. Seasonings and additional ingredients are also used.

Post-workout

300g white rice, 6 oz sliced chicken breast, and a large Honeycrisp apple

Meal 3

300g white rice and 6oz chicken breast

Meal 4

Greek salad, 200g chicken skewer, 1 cup lemon rice, 1.4 cups Greek lemon potatoes, 1 bun/roll, and 1 tsp olive oil

Meal 5

300g white rice, 8oz Bison

Meal 6

100g cream of rice and 8oz of salmon

SPORTS NUTRITION

While Grimes uses his own supplements to boost his gains, it is important to know that there are some seriously effective supplements that you can use to get an equally shredded and massive aesthetic. A pre-workout supplement can provide energy and aid in muscle pumps for increased blood flow, while a protein supplement will work to aid in enhanced growth and recovery. For those who want a mid-workout boost, look into those intra-workouts can help you push past fatigue and give you the best chance at seeing growth and gains.

COMPETITION HISTORY

2020

  • European Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 4th place

2019

  • Japan Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 3rd placde
  • Romania Muscle Fest Pro Men’s Bodybuilding, 3rd place

2018

  • Olympia Classic Physique, 8th place
  • New York Pro Classic Men’s Physique, 1st place

2017

  • Vancouver Pro, IFBB Men’s Bodybuilding, 2nd place
  • Wings of Strength Chicago Pro, IFBB Men’s Bodybuilding, 5th place
  • Tampa Pro, IFBB Men’s Open Bodybuilding, 5th place

2014

  • Ontario Provincials, 2nd place Open Men’s Heavyweight, 2nd place Junior Heavyweight
  • Mississauga Luchka O’Brien Classic, Junior Bodybuilding, Men’s Bodybuilding Heavyweight, and Overall, 1st place

2012

  • Ultimate Fitness Events Bodybuilding Contest (UFE), Middleweight Men’s Bodybuilding, 1st place
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