Chris Bumstead is gearing up to defend his Classic Physique Olympia title and potentially earn his fifth consecutive win at the 2023 Mr. Olympia this weekend. In a recent Instagram post, Bumstead shared a 30-second vacuum pose highlighting his small waist and toned abdomen.
Olympia prep is finally wrapping up and Chris Bumstead has repeatedly mentioned that this has been one of the hardest years yet. Cbum has always struggled with his anxiety and fears though they have never held him back from being one of the best in the sport.
After dominating Classic Physique as a four-time champion, many are questioning what is next for Chris Bumstead and whether he will make the move to the Men’s Open. Specifically, Shawn Ray feels like he is missing an opportunity at more money and most importantly making history as a two-division champion.
It should be noted that rumors are floating around from Milos Sarcev about Cbum competing in the Open at the Arnold Classic following the 2023 Mr. Olympia. However, Bumstead has made it clear that he wants to make history within his own division by winning the title as many times as he can. He is setting the bar for his competitors and likes it that way.
Chris Bumstead Boasts Killer Conditioning In Recent Posing Update
There is a reason why even legends such as Jay Cutler believe he is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Bumstead’s tall stature and shredded conditioning mixed with his incredible ability to adapt make him the ideal image for Classic Physique. Combine that with his incredible genetics and he is unstoppable. In his latest endeavor, Cbum took to Instagram to show off his thin waist and impressive abdominal control.
“Thirty second vacuum hold.”
“Who needs air anyways?” Bumstead wrote.
Already sizing up the competition, Cbum recently hit the gym with one of his rivals Urs Kalecinski, where they both smashed an arm workout. Urs Kalecinski has made a name for himself as he fast-tracked his success in the sport.
Last year he had an action-packed season that saw him take third at the 2022 Arnold Classic, just behind Terrence Ruffin and Ramon Rocha. Just a week later he won at the Boston Pro and then went on to place third at the Mr. Olympia. Then, in 2023, “The Miracle Bear” took second to Ramon at the Arnold Classic.
While Urs Kalecinski is one to watch, Terrence Ruffin also has the potential to steal the show this weekend. Ruffin is a two-time Arnold Classic champion and has been a runner-up to Chris Bumstead twice in the past. Now, after dominating the stage at the Dubai Pro and Legion Sports Fest Pro, he will make his attempt to steal the crown.
This weekend will be historic as Chris Bumstead aims for his fifth Classic Physique win or gets dethroned by his competitors. Only the best will be crowned across 11 divisions in Orlando.