Regan Grimes

Regan Grimes is a Canadian professional bodybuilder who has been training in the gym since he was 17. However, Regan’s reasons for working out have greatly changed over the years.

When Regan first entered the gym, he just wanted to get bigger and stronger for motocross races. However, after seeing the results on his body from weight training he was ‘hooked.’ As Regan stated; “I started lifting weights and loved it. After about a year of lifting, I decided to do my first show.”

Ever since making his first appearance on the bodybuilding stage at 18, Regan has gone on to become an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and fitness entrepreneur – owning a clothing line business, and gym.


Regan Grimes flexing his arms and shoulders in a yellow tank top

Athlete Statistics

Full Name: Regan Grimes
215 - 225lbs (93.0 - 102.1kg)5'11" (180cm)18''49.5''
AgeDate of BirthNationality
26June 26, 1993Canadian
Professional Bodybuilder, Entrepreneur2010
Weight215 - 225lbs (93.0 - 102.1kg)
Height5'11" (180cm)
Date of BirthJune 26, 1993
ProfessionProfessional Bodybuilder, Entrepreneur


Regan Grimes doing a back double biceps flex


Professional Career


  • 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

Amateur Career


  • 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


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


Regan Grimes in a side triceps pose when he was 18 years old

Regan Grimes at 18 years old.


Regan Grimes shirtless outdoors flexing his biceps looking big and vascular

“I remember going to the gym for the first couple of times, using an application on my phone. I would type in the muscle group that I wanted to work out and it would give me a demonstration of the exercises I could do!”


Going After Pump

One of Regan’s goals when working out is to get as much blood flowing to his muscles as possible.

Regan was once asked what his favorite thing about training was, and this is what he said; “The pump!! Throwing my headphones in and crushing heavy ass weight!!”

To achieve the pump, Regan will do several things. First, he’ll warm up his muscles to get the blood flowing and to get the joints ready for heavy sets. He’ll then proceed to heavy compound exercises to work on his strength and hypertrophy.

After this, Regan will move on to isolation exercises, but he’ll use much lighter weight. This way, he can do many repetitions; achieving the pump.


Regan Grimes performing a most muscular pose, looking ripped and huge

Regan Grimes’ Back Workout

Regan adds a lot of volume to his back workouts. He’ll do up to 5 sets per exercise, and around 12 repetitions per set. This allows him to train every muscle in his back with enough intensity, and volume.

  • 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


Regan Grimes flexing his biceps on the bodybuilding stage, looking conditioned and muscular


Weight Gain When ‘Bulking’

Regan says it’s difficult to stay lean when adding muscle mass – especially for natural bodybuilders. According to him, it’s normal to gain some excess weight when ‘bulking’, and it shouldn’t be a thing to worry about.

Here’s Regan expanding upon the topic of ‘bulking’ and ‘cutting’; “There are two phases in bodybuilding. You are either bulking or cutting. If you are looking to make serious gains in the offseason you have to let the fact of staying super lean go! You just won’t see the results!!”


Regan Grimes transformation from when he was a teenager to now

Regan Grimes’ transformation: When he was a teenager, compared to now.

Idols and Influences

The bodybuilder whom Regan looked up the most when he set off on his bodybuilding journey was Antonie Valliant.

Regan says he “watched all of Antonie’s training videos when I first started and took notes. He has a killer physique!”


Regan Grimes posing shirtless looking big and ripped

What we can learn from Regan Grimes

Although Regan Grimes initially began working out to better his results in motocross, he later saw a bigger opportunity in the industry of bodybuilding.

He went on to make the ‘leap of faith’, and follow what his instinct told him. It was this bold move that allowed Regan to grow his career to an extent he never thought was possible – becoming an IFBB Pro bodybuilder and entrepreneur.

This tells us that we shouldn’t be afraid to give up on certain things in order to pursue bigger opportunities. Playing it safe may sometimes be a smart thing to do. However, taking small, calculated risks can sometimes pay off – just like with Regan Grimes.


  1. Dirk Schouten

    April 28, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Hi Regan,
    I saw you on Netflix last night. The documentary showed footage of you pumping iron in a gym with a few friends, one of whom had to leave the room to vomit. At first, I thought, This Regan guy is just big…I don’t see what’s special. But then there was a shot of you with your shirt off, and one word from the English language shot into my mind and stayed there: genetics. You have what it takes in that department, Regan. Jay Cutler even predicts you’ll one day challenge for Olympia honours. Jay, Ronnie, Lee and Dorian all had that edge–genetics. You have it, too. Anyway, good luck with your career. BTW, I was a Western student as well, just like your fiancee. Did my B.Ed. at the school 17 years ago. All the best, Dirk Schouten

  2. Kevin O

    July 25, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Wow…..try to wear the smallest posing strap….start to bring down the back.. I’ve noticed the smaller straps tend to win..
    K Otis, USA

  3. kevin

    February 20, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Olá, na minha humilde opinião com mais volume e com a mesma qualidade será sem margem para dúvida o segundo phil heath!

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