Regan Grimes will take a break and focus on a new phase of preparation.
Regan Grimes continues to be one of the up-and-comers in bodybuilding with a high ceiling. He began the season competing in back-to-back shows but has announced that he will be taking a break from competition to focus on his Olympia prep.
After two disappointing seventh-place finishes at the 2022 Arnold Classic and the 2022 Boston Pro, Grimes took to his YouTube page to make the announcement.
“ALRIGHT SO THE SHOW IS OVER, GUYS, AND THE COMPETITION SEASON IS ACTUALLY DONE FOR ME. I’M FINISHED AND I’LL BE GOING INTO A DIFFERENT PHASE. IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW, I’M ACTUALLY QUALIFIED FOR THE MR. OLYMPIA SO I WILL BE COMPETING IN DECEMBER IN VEGAS. SO THAT’S WHAT’S NEXT FOR ME AS FAR AS COMPETITION WISE. I’M GOING TO DO A WHOLE WRAP-UP VIDEO WITH MILOS.”
Following the 2021 Olympia, Regan Grimes began training with Milos Sarcev. He made immediate changes to his physique and was able to quickly earn his qualification to the 2022 show in December. Grimes was victorious during the 2021 KO Pro Egypt back in October and now he will focus on his preparation for the biggest show of the year, the 2022 Mr. Olympia.
Grimes has become a popular name in bodybuilding and fans are continuing to grow his following after starring in ‘Generation Iron 3’ alongside Kai Greene, Chris Bumstead, Dorian Yates, Hadi Choopan and Brandon Hendrickson. He has not forgotten about the work done to get him to this level and he took the time to make an acknowledgement.
“I’M GONNA KIND OF COVER EVERYTHING AND JUST KIND OF FIT YOU IN ON HOW EVERYTHING WENT AND OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR GAME PLAN MOVING FORWARD. I WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED ME.”
It was made clear in the video that Grimes and Sarcev have a plan of attack moving forward and they will continue to take things up a notch.
“LOTS IN STORE. LOTS OF COOL THINGS COMING UP SO I’M REALLY EXCITING TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU. I’M GOING TO BE VLOGGING IT AND TAKING YOU GUYS ALONG FOR THE RIDE SO LET’S DO THIS.”
With nine months to prepare for the 2022 Olympia, Regan Grimes has a chance to show up with an elite physique. It will be interesting to see how he stacks up and makes improvements over the course of 2022.
You can watch the entire video update, including his break announcement, in the video below: