Canadian bodybuilder Chris Bumstead is the most popular active competitor of any division in the sport. The Classic Physique powerhouse has been dominant in his run at the top and has shown no signs of slowing down. In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Bumstead shared his full day of eating in the off-season ahead of entering prep for the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
Chris Bumstead first rose to prominence for his insanely aesthetic physique as a Classic Physique competitor. After taking a couple of silvers to former two-time champion Breon Ansley, he secured the coveted Sandow trophy in 2019. Once he got to the top, he proved to be an unstoppable force who kept warding off budding talent and proven veterans to win four titles in a row. Following his last victory at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, he declared his hunt for another title.
The Classic Physique division has seen a rise in talent with the emergence of athletes like 2023 Arnold Classic winner Ramon Rocha Queiroz and German sensation Urs Kalecinski. Another competitor who has gained a ton of attention is Stephane Matala. Renowned bodybuilding coach Milos Sarcev lauded Matala’s crazy striated chest and believes he would present a major threat to Bumstead.
Bumstead revealed the only 10 exercises he would choose to get as muscular as possible for contests. He chose a diverse mix of movements targeting each muscle group with compound exercises. Then, he opened up about the changes in his steroid use. He admitted he would step away from professional competition if he saw a decline in his health from PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs). While he disclosed taking Trenbolone years ago, he strongly cautioned his fans to avoid using the substance due to its toxicity.
‘CBum’ crushed a brutal arm workout session to pack on the pounds in the off-season. With the mental aspect of the game a priority for Bumstead, he’s been open about the different routines he’s followed whether it be in the off-season or contest prep. He also stressed the importance of proper recovery for longevity and listed some ways to achieve optimal rest.
Legendary bodybuilder Frank Zane praised Bumstead for his success and immense potential earlier this week. He believes ‘CBum’ could still improve significantly and encouraged him to work on the peak of his biceps.
Chris Bumstead Shares Full Day of Eating in Off-Season Ahead of 2023 Mr. Olympia Prep
In a recent YouTube video, Chris Bumstead shared his full day of eating in the off-season ahead of entering prep for the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
- Meal 1: Shake – Cup of blueberries and half a banana. 2 scoops of protein and raw one sweetened with stevia or low Sucralose, scoop, and a half of sun fiber (10.5g). Ezekiel toast (sprouted wheat bread) with almond butter.
Nutrition: 797 calories, 80g protein, 20g fat, 87g carbs.
- Meal 2: 300g potatoes & 225g bison.
Nutrition: 718 calories, 54g protein.
- Meal 3: 220g Chicken, 250g white rice, and 15g olive oil.
Nutrition: 690 calories. 50g protein minimum.
- Meal 4 (Snacks): Ezekiel Bread, 150g avocado, 4.5oz wild tuna, albacore, 1 raw bar, 8oz sirloin tip steak, and 200g boiled white rice.
*He mixed 2 tbsp of honey with mustard and half an avocado to replace the mayo in the tuna salad.
Nutrition: 1,490 calories.
- Meal 5: 230g steak, avocado dressing, and white rice.
Chris Bumstead has a green shake usually at night and in the morning, five times a week. Since it was a rest day, he did not consume it during this video.
Total: 3,700 calories. 300g protein, 370g carbs, and 115g fat.
Chris Bumstead talked about the evolution of bodybuilding over the years days ago. He highlighted the key difference between the leanness required to be competitive today versus Arnold Schwarzenegger’s era. He also weighed a potential move to the Men’s Open division again. Afterward, he detailed his workout split routine to prepare for the 2023 Mr. Olympia.
Chris Bumstead teamed up with former coach and Men’s Open standout Iain Valliere for a heavy-duty shoulder and arms training session last week. Judging by Bumstead’s strength and nutrition, he’s on track for an explosive show in Nov.