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« on: February 05, 2013, 05:34:51 AM »

read that he used a HIT approach training whole body 3 times per week using 7 exercises and only one hard work failure set per exercise

It has been published in many magazines on many occasions that Steve Reeves used a whole body routine, 1 exercise per bodypart, 3 times per week (M/W/F). He did a couple of warm up sets and 1 VERY HARD set of each exercise... No more than 7 exercises per workout.

His workout pace was fast... Only 1 minute between sets. He varied the exercises he did somewhat, but not as frequently as todays bodybuilders...

Here were his measurements as taken by a judge at a Mr Universe contest... Can't remember which one, not that it matters much anyway.

Shoulders 23.5"
Neck 18"
Chest 52"
Waist 29"
Hips 38"
Flexed Bicep 18.25"
Forearm 14.75"
Thigh 26"
Calf 18.25"

Here is a typical Reeves workout

Calf Raise - 3 sets x 12 reps
Squat - 3 sets x 12 reps (also used leg press at times)
Chin Up - 3 sets x 12 reps (also used pulldowns)
Dips - 3 sets x 12 reps (also used dumbell chest press)
Press Behind Neck - 3 sets x 12 reps (also used dumbell shoulder press)
Pushdowns - 3 sets x 12 reps
Incline Dumbell Curl - 3 sets x 12 reps (reportedly his favorite exercise)
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 10:20:11 AM »

reeves probably would have grown on any kind of training he was a genetic superior.he started with a perfect structure and simply added weight to it. when he trained for the mr ubiverse contest he waited till close to contest time, moved to york and in a matter of weeks transformed himself into mr u. grimek couldn't believe how fast he could change his shape and conditioning. pic'd is special 45 degree bench he had york make him for his arm training.


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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 10:41:25 AM »

The Classic physique routine per "Building the Classic physique the natural way"

warm up:
Dumbbell swing through 1x20
upright rows 3x8-12
press behind neck 3x8-12
bent over laterals 3x8-12
Barbell bench press 3x8-12(wide grip)
Dumbbell incline press 3x8-12(pronating grip)
flat bench flyes 3x8-12
chin behind neck or pulldown behind neck 3x8-12
low pulley rows 3x8-12
one arm row DB 3x8-12
standind barbell curls 3x8-12
incline dumbbell curls 3x8-12
high-pulley -bench curl 3x8-12
press downs (tricep pushdowns) 3x8-12
tricep extensions lying Dumbbells 3x8-12
one  arm cross over or Dumbbell cross faces 3x8-12
Half squats 3x8-12
barbell hack squats 3x8-12
front squats 3x 8-12
buddy-assisted leg curl 3x8-12
calf raises on the leg press 1x20
good mornings 3x8-12
partner assisted neck flexion 15 per side 2 sets per side.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 10:47:50 AM »

Steve Reeves went against all "rules" and trained shoulders first...he did also change his reps...
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 11:05:46 AM »

The Classic physique routine per "Building the Classic physique the natural way"

warm up:
Dumbbell swing through 1x20
upright rows 3x8-12
press behind neck 3x8-12
bent over laterals 3x8-12
Barbell bench press 3x8-12(wide grip)
Dumbbell incline press 3x8-12(pronating grip)
flat bench flyes 3x8-12
chin behind neck or pulldown behind neck 3x8-12
low pulley rows 3x8-12
one arm row DB 3x8-12
standind barbell curls 3x8-12
incline dumbbell curls 3x8-12
high-pulley -bench curl 3x8-12
press downs (tricep pushdowns) 3x8-12
tricep extensions lying Dumbbells 3x8-12
one  arm cross over or Dumbbell cross faces 3x8-12
Half squats 3x8-12
barbell hack squats 3x8-12
front squats 3x 8-12
buddy-assisted leg curl 3x8-12
calf raises on the leg press 1x20
good mornings 3x8-12
partner assisted neck flexion 15 per side 2 sets per side.
that's a good book, i think they have reeves first routine in there that someone discovered written on a garage wall where reeves used to train when he first started, if my recollection is correct.


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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 11:08:19 AM »

yes thatīs also in the Book... 100% correct Funky.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 11:10:52 AM »

still want your Husky... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 11:17:40 AM »

still want your Husky... Wink
just took her for her annual vet visit, she's still aok 57.5 lbs.6 years old now.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 11:25:23 AM »

just took her for her annual vet visit, she's still aok 57.5 lbs.6 years old now.
great looking dog Funky. i grew up with German Shephards (Alsatians) loved them too.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 02:19:44 PM »

thanks for those cool pics of Reeves funk Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 03:12:52 PM »

a few more training shots.


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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 09:47:49 AM »

 Smiley


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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 09:49:50 AM »

 Smiley


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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 09:50:53 AM »

 Smiley


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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 09:55:15 AM »

Outstanding pics funk bro...
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 02:16:47 PM »

 Smiley


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