Chris Bumstead is preparing to in his fourth consecutive Olympia title.
The Classic Physique division has a top-tier and it is only growing. Of course, Chris Bumstead is at the top after winning three consecutive Olympia titles. He has continued to be active on social media sharing different workouts and diet plans. Recently, Bumstead shared a video during training crushing 585-pound deadlifts for six reps.
Bumstead has been back to full strength in the gym after dealing with COVID-19 earlier in the year. He lost a significant amount of weight but has since put it back on using his bulking diet. Bumstead has shared his 5,000-calorie diet used to put on size this offseason. Bumstead will enter December as the favorite to win the Olympia once again.
Chris Bumstead decided to let fans in once again to his training. This time, it was not a workout that the average person might be able to pull off.
“THERE’S SOMETHING PRIMITIVE ABOUT DEADLIFTING THAT JUST FEELS RIGHT. BOTH MISERABLE AND POWERFUL AT THE SAME TIME, PERFECTLY BALANCED AS ALL THINGS SHOULD BE…”
Bumstead continues to show explosive power and strength that has built a championship physique. He is a great blend of size and conditioning. Bumstead always displays a symmetric physique that keeps him at the top of a growing division.
Chris Bumstead & Classic Physique
This is a division that has been dominated by Bumstead but he has seen more competition in recent years.
Terrence Ruffin is a two-time Arnold Classic champion. He has finished as the runner-up to Bumstead in the 2021 Olympia. As of now, he seems like the biggest threat to the champ but there are some newcomers to keep an eye on.
Ramon Rocha Queiroz jumped the field and finished second to Ruffin at the Arnold Classic. This set the stage for the Olympia in December. Urs Kalecinski is another name to watch who is quickly turning into a star — and of course, Breon Ansley.
The former Mr. Olympia is looking more motivated than ever heading into the summer. Ansley finished fourth at the Arnold Classic and was unhappy with his performance. Ansley is looking to take his title back come December.
Chris Bumstead has hinted a move to Men’s Open but that seems like it would be a one-time appearance before he retires. As of now, Bumstead certainly has the size and could add on even more if he were to jump to Men’s Open. Instead, he has his sights set on continuing to dominate Classic Physique.