Iain Valliere continues to prepare for the Vancouver Pro and Chris Bumstead decided to join in.
Chris Bumstead was recently joined by his brother-in-law Iain Valliere for a quad workout to build incredible size in the legs. The two got together at the Revive Gym in Stuart, FL for the session.
Bumstead has been spending time in Florida as he prepares for yet another Olympia competition. He has been at the top of Classic Physique for years now. Bumstead is the reigning three-time Classic Physique Olympia champion and will be the favorite to win yet another title.
For Valliere, he is preparing to make his 2022 debut at the Vancouver Pro. The 2021 season was a busy one for Valliere. He won the Texas Pro and Tampa Pro in back-to-back weekend before the Arnold Classic, where he finished second to Nick Walker. Valliere then competed at the Olympia and ended in seventh place.
At this point, both competitors are making sure that all body parts are in top shape and ready to hit the stage. Below, you can find a full breakdown of the quad workout from Chris Bumstead and Iain Valliere.
Chris Bumstead & Iain Valliere Quad Workout
- Adductors Machine – 3 sets of 15-20
- Leg Extension Machine – 4 sets of 15-20
- Hack Squats – 4 sets of 12-20
- Leg Press Machine – 3 sets of 8-12
- Sissy Squat – 1 set to failure
- Calf Raise Machine – 2 sets of 10-15, drop set to failure
This workout consisted of six exercises and seemed to be broken down in three parts. The beginning exercises acted as a warmup in a way for Bumstead and Valliere. It began with the adductor machine, where the two were able to bang out 15-20 light reps to get going.
The quad portion began with leg extensions. This is one of the best movements to isolate the quad muscle. The duo was able to load up the machine with seven plates toward the end hitting 15-20 reps.
“FOR ANYONE WONDERING WHY I’VE BEEN DOING THIS ONE TOO. I FIND THIS ONE IS JUST THE EASIEST FOR ME TO GET THE MOST AMOUNT OF DEFLECTION WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF STRAIN TO MY BACK AND MY ANKLES,” VALLIERE SAID.
The second potion is where Chris Bumstead and Iain Valliere took on the hard-hitting exercises to target quads. They plan to hit hamstrings later in the week but focused on the front of the leg here.
“9 WEEKS OUT VAN PRO, GOING BACK TO CANADA TO FOR HIS FIRST PRO SHOW. HE’S PEELED, HE’S STRONG, ALL THAT GOOD SHIT. I’M FAT, WEAK AND ALL THAT OTHER GOOD SHIT. WE ARE GOING TO HAMMER SOME LEGS. THIS IS PURELY A QUAD DAY. HAMSTRINGS LATER ON IN THE WEEK,” BUMSTEAD SAID.
The hack squat machine was next. This is one of the best exercises to perform if you want to build some tru size in the quads. Bumstead began by putting seven plates on the machine and performing 12 reps. Valliere was next and reached 20 reps.
The duo then performed three sets on the leg press machine. Bumstead performed to failure and completed eight reps. Valliere was able to get to 12. They continued on to finish the workout with exercises to failure.
Sets To Failure
The failure portion began with sissy squats, which the duo performed just one set of.
AT THE VERY END, THERE’S A QUAD PUSH BECAUSE IT’S QUAD DAY. JUST TO STRATEGIZE USING THE FANCY EQUIPMENT…WHEN I WAS PUSHING, I FEEL LIKE THEY WERE OPENING UP, I’M GETTING DEEPER. I CAN KEEP MY KNEES IN FRONT OF ME,” BUMSTEAD SAID.
Finally, Chris Bumstead and Iain Valliere took on the calf raise machine. Calves are one of the most important body parts to train but often get overlooked. It is important that bodybuilders put the necessary time into them.
“I’M TRYING TO SUCK MY WAIST IN AND HOLD IN RIGHT THERE, AND JUST DO CALF RAISES LIKE THAT, JUST TO BUILD THE TIGHT WAIST. SOMETIMES I FORGET, THAT’S WHY I WEAR A BELT SO I CAN KEEP MY WAIST TIGHT ON EVERYTHING BECAUSE THE BELT MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING,” BUMSTEAD SAID.
Iain Valliere is prepared to make his 2022 debut at the Vancouver Pro. Chris Bumstead is in the bulking portion of his Olympia prep, looking for his fourth consecutive title. The duo seems to be right where they want to as we creep into late May.