Chris Bumstead: Steroids Or Is He Natural?

Chris Bumstead: Steroids Or Is He Natural?

Chris Bumstead, for those of you do not know, is one of the greatest bodybuilders to ever walk this planer. Chris has won the Classic Mr. Olympia 4 times, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He was runner up in 2018.

Chris, or CBum is also a massive inspiration online to millions of boys and men, and has amassed 15m followers on Instagram and 2.9m subscribers on YouTube.

Chris is not a small man as you might expect, he stands 6’1” (185) tall and weighs 230-264lbs (104-120kg). Combined with his insane muscularity and dryness, there have been literal thousands of accusations that Chris has used Steroids.

And he has.

Key Takeaways

  • Chris has admitted to using Anabolic Steroids
  • Chris still uses ‘less’ than other contemporary bodybuilders
  • Chris seems like an athlete that does not rely on the drugs to do the job for him

Chris Bumstead is using Anabolic Steroids

Look, there is absolutely no denying the fact that in order to step on the Olympia stage, you probably have to use Anabolic Steroids, Growth Hormone, and strong fat burners. Don’t believe me?

Here is a video of Chris Bumstead actually talking about his cycle, what it does to his health, how it affects him, etc. Chris has also spoken on several other podcasts about the use of PEDs (performance enhancing drugs) in the world of bodybuilding.

Which Steroids does Chris Bumstead use?

While Chris has shared some of the Steroids (and other PEDs) he uses like Testosterone and Growth Hormone, we are all adults and we know that to get the ‘look’ he does it takes a wee bit more. Granted, it takes a f*ckton of work. So, which Steroids and PEDs do we think he takes to win so many titles:

  • Testosterone
  • Masteron / Primobolan
  • Trenbolone
  • Clenbuterol (and perhaps other fat burners like ECA and T3)
  • Anavar / Winstrol
  • Growth Hormone
  • Insulin
  • Metformin

Again, this a list based on what we know several other Olympians are using. Some of these are quite obvious, such as the Growth Hormone, but others not. For instance, Insulin has a reputation for making people big, bulky, and giving them a GH belly – not exactly what CBum looks like.

Insulin can be used in the carbing up phase to fill out and to make sure all the carbs actually enter the muscle. Perhaps Chris uses this very strategically, perhaps he doesn’t use it at all.

Who is Chris Bumstead?

Chris is a Canadian bodybuilder with an enormous work ethic, a stunning physique, and yet, he remains one of the most humble bodybuilders on the planet. This is partly due to the fact that he is honest, he is honest about workouts/preps being hard.

He doesn’t shy away from telling fans the truth. Which is what makes him very likable.

  • Age: 27 Years old
  • DOB: 2 Feb 1995
  • Bodybuilding Category: Classic Physique
  • Height” 6’1”
  • Weight: 230 – 255lbs

Growing up Chris was involved in many sports including fencing, football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. He was always active, and started lifting weights somewhere in high school to gain some extra size – which he did.

Later in his life Chris met his sister’s boyfriend, professional bodybuilder Iain Valliere, who helped and coached him for a while, but the two are just friends at the moment. Chris is currently being coached by Hany Rambod.

Chris won his pro card at the of of 21 after claiming the 2016 IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championship. Chris excelled due to the fact that he fills out his entire frame fully, including just meeting the weight requirements for Classic.

Chris Bumstead Measurements

  • Chest: 51 inches
  • Arms: 20 inches
  • Waist: 30 inches
  • Quads: 30 inches
  • Calves: 20 inches

Chris Bumstead Workout

We have already published a full article on his workout routine and diet, but here is the just:

Chest Workout Routine

Incline dB chest press 4×8-12

Incline machine press 3-4×8-12

Seated cable chest fly 3-4×8-12

Close grip machine press 3×8-12

Machine chest fly 3×8-12

Back Workout Routine

Wide grip lat pulldown 3-4×8-12

Supported dB row 3-4×8-12

Supported machine row 3-4×8-12

Seated supported machine row 3-4×8-12

Rope straight arm pulldown 3-4×8-12

Leg Workout Routine

Adductor machine 3×15-20

Leg extension 3-4×10-15

Hack squat 4×8-12

Leg press 3×8-12

Leg press calf raise 3-4×12-15

Arm Workout Routine

Rope tricep pushdown Superset with Rope overhead extension 4×12-15

EZ bar curl 3-4×8-12

Incline dB tricep extension 3-4×8-12

Incline dB curl Superset with Incline dB alternating hammer curls 3×8-12

V-handle cable curls 3×8-12

Single-arm cross-body cable extension 3×8-12

Shoulder Workout Routine

Machine shoulder press 3-4×8-12

Seated dB shoulder press 3-4×8-12

Seated dB lateral raise 3-4×10-15

Leaning cable lateral raise 3×10-15

Machine reverse fly 3-4×8-12

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Conclusion: CBum is on Gear

There is denying something when the person has literally admitted. I don’t want you to think that the gear is the only reason why Chris is so massively successful. He is so good because he works his ass off.

Chris will go down in history as one of the greatest bodybuilders with the most wins. He definitely has a few more W’s at the Olmypia left in him – without doubt.

FAQs about Chris Bumstead

Chris Bumstead Retiring?

No, CBum is not retiring any time soon.

Why is CBum so popular?

Because of who he is and the fact that he wins. Chris is a super likable person who does what he says he is going to do. He also inspires millions of men and women to be better every single day. Plus, he’s a f*cken good bodybuilder.

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Reda Elmardi

Reda Elmardi | Writer

Reda Elmardi is a BJJ, fitness and bodybuilding fanatic. He's been writing about his experiences for over eight years and started his own publications on topics such as BJJ, Steroids, and Fitness.

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1 year ago

wow truly an amazing substance thanks so much for unselfish i wish see this large internet site every azygos twenty-four hour period

1 year ago

Are you guys serious lmao? Like he doesn’t even deny being on steroids, and no human could possibly be that big naturally. He is the WINNER of classic physique so he is the number one in the world. It’s common sense that these bodybuilders use steroids, it’s not even a question, everyone does it

Henre Tardo
9 months ago

Hilariously stupid, the guy takes massive amounts of drugs and is aging fast.

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