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Steve Reeves Workout Routine & Diet Plan

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Stephen L. Reeves more commonly known as Steve Reeves was born on January 21, 1926 in Glasgow, Montana, United States. Steve was a very popular bodybuilder and a famous actor. Steve is considered as the God of male fitness by many followers. He developed a healthy masculine body without the help of any new age gym equipments and without using steroids. Steve joined army during World War II and also served in Philippines. After getting retired from army at early age, he won “AAU Mr. America” in 1947 and won “Mr. Universe” title in 1950. After retiring from competitive bodybuilding Steve got interested in acting and tried his luck in show business as an actor. He went on to be a successful actor with many hit films and awards to his credit. He was the highest paid actor in Europe during 1950-1960. He died of May 1, 2000 from a blood clot after a surgery.

Steve Reeves Body

Steve was a legendary bodybuilder and always encouraged bodybuilding without using steroids. He lived a healthy and fit life with regular workouts and healthy diet.  So let’s check out the Steve Reeves’s workout and diet plan.

Steve Reeves Physical Stats

Steve Reeves Height: 6’1”

Steve Reeves Weight: 215 lbs

Steve Reeves Diet Plan

Steve Reeves’s followed a three meal diet plan that included-

  • He used to drink a glass of power drink made by blending fresh orange juice, honey, 1 banana, 3 raw eggs and two spoons of protein powder he made by him at home
  • For lunch he used to eat fresh seasonal fruits with cottage cheese and a handful of nuts and raisins
  • His dinner was usually a large portion of salad with either swordfish steak or turkey or sometimes tuna.

Steve Reeves Workout Routine

Steve Reeves Workout

Steve always insisted that recovery is as important as the workout and most trainees tend to overlook the importance of rest. He believed working out three times a week is enough for body. He used to train for three times a week. Here is the full workout routine of Steve Reeves-

Monday- Morning

3 sets of military presses of 8-12 reps

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3 sets of bent over rows of 8-12 reps

3 sets of bench presses of 8-12 reps

3 sets of standing calf raises of 8-12 reps

3 sets of Romanian deadlifts of 8-12 reps

3 sets of crunches of 8-12 reps

3 sets of parallel squats of 8-12 reps

3 sets of full squats of 8-12 reps

3 sets of barbell curls of 8-12 reps

3 sets of triceps extensions of 8-12 reps

Tuesday

Rest

Wednesday- Morning

3 sets of deadlifts of 12 reps

3 sets dumbbell military presses of 12 reps

3 sets of parallel bar dips of 12 reps

3 sets of alternating dumbbell curls of 12 reps

3 sets of seated calf raises of 8-12 reps

3 sets of triceps extension bench presses of 12 reps

3 sets of pull ups of 12 reps

3 sets of front squats of 12 reps

2 sets of back raises of 8-12 reps

3 sets of dumbbell lunges of 12 reps

2 sets of hanging leg raises of 12 reps

Thursday

Rest

Friday- Evening

3 sets of deadlifts of 8-12 reps

3 sets one arm dumbbell rows of 8-12 reps

2 sets of upright rows of 12 reps

3 sets of incline presses of 8-12 reps

3 sets of standing calf raises of 12 reps

2 sets of front squats of 12 reps

3 sets of glute/ham raises of 8-12 reps

3 sets of sit ups of 12 reps

2 sets of dumbbell lunges of 8-12 reps

2 sets of lying triceps extensions of 8 reps

3 sets of concentration curls of 8-12 reps

Saturday and Sunday

Rest

 

Steve Reeves Workout Tips

  • Recovery is a very important aspect of workouts so take proper rest to recover
  • Perform leg exercises at the end of workout
  • Your daily diet should contain 20% fat, 20% protein and 60 % carbohydrates to keep you energized
  • Set a goal for each workout to stay focused
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