IFBB European Champion (1982), heavyweight and overall title at the World Games (1985), Mr. Olympia ranked (3rd, 1988), and founder of DeMey88.
Thirty years ago, Berry de Mey was one of the most successful professional bodybuilders from the European continent. He scored high on the stage of Mister Olympia, still now the most important contest in bodybuilding. In the nineties De Mey called it a day and gave up his professional bodybuilding career.
De Mey became a photographer, and commanded respect with his work, in which beauty is central. De Mey, whose symmetrical physique had been on the covers of fitness and bodybuilding magazines for years, now captured the beauty of athletes like himself.
He did not give up on weight training though, just as he did not give up on his strict diet. The demanding years in the highest echelons of the sport of bodybuilding had taught him that that way of life kept him healthy and incredibly vital. He continued to fine-tune that way of life, to experiment and reflect.
As an athlete, he had always avidly collected new knowledge, and had read everything about sports, nutrition and health that he could lay his hands on, and he did not give up on that habit either. He read in science articles how doctors and scientists adjusted their initial negative opinion about weight training, and became excited about the possibilities of weight training and a high protein diet. Medical science discovered what De Mey experienced daily: that a lifestyle with strength training and a healthy diet is a highly effective “anti-aging” medicine. De Mey became older, but remained fit, strong and vital.
In 2010 De Mey decided that he no longer wanted to keep his knowledge about sports, nutrition and supplements to himself, but wanted to share this with a wider audience. And with that decision Berry de Mey Nutrition was born.
Nowadays the full name is “DEMEY88 by Berry de Mey Nutrition”. DEMEY88 by Berry de Mey Nutrition makes products which formulas are based on the knowledge, understanding and experience that De Mey has gained and tested over the years.
1990 IFBB Grand Prix Holland 4th 1988 IFBB Olympia 3rd 1988 IFBB Grand Prix England 3rd 1988 IFBB Grand Prix France 3rd 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 2nd 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Greece 3rd 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Italy 4th 1988 IFBB Grand Prix Spain 3rd 1987 IFBB Olympia 6th 1987 IFBB Grand Prix France 6th 1987 IFBB Grand Prix Germany 6th 1986 IFBB Olympia 5th 1986 IFBB Night Of The Champions 6th 1985 IFBB Olympia 6th 1985 IFBB World Games 1st 1984 IFBB World Amateur Championships 2nd 1983 IFBB World Amateur Championships 2nd 1982 IFBB European Championships 1st
This story was adapted from Berry’s ebook, the DeMey88 Method. How It All Began I was just a kid, and I was hiking with my father and brother through theDutch pastures. My father often took long walks, and this time he took mybrother and me along. That day would be one of the most important […]