Chris Bumstead: Steroids Or Is He Natural?

Chris Bumstead: Steroids Or Is He Natural?

Get ready to dive into the world of Chris Bumstead, the iconic force in bodybuilding. 

With 4 Classic Mr. Olympia titles under his belt, CBum’s impact extends beyond the stage, reaching 15 million on Instagram and 2.9 million on YouTube

Standing at 6’1” and weighing 230-264lbs, his physique commands attention, sparking both admiration and speculation. 

But, let’s cut through the noise. Beyond steroid debates, Chris Bumstead is a symbol of honesty in bodybuilding, breaking stereotypes with his transparency about the challenges of workouts and preps. 

Explore the journey of a man who not only lifts weights but also lifts the veil on the realities of bodybuilding.

Key Takeaways

  • Chris has admitted to using Anabolic Steroids. Chris still uses ‘less’ than other contemporary bodybuilders.
  • Chris openly discusses his use of testosterone, growth hormone, and a speculated list of steroids, shedding light on the enhanced demands of his sport.
  • Bodybuilders like Chris Bumstead often use substances like testosterone, masteron, trenbolone, clenbuterol, anavar, growth hormone, insulin, and metformin.
  • Chris Bumstead’s rise to prominence, winning his pro card at 21, is highlighted, showcasing his work ethic and journey into competitive bodybuilding.
  • Chris Bumstead’s physique is defined by impressive measurements – 51-inch chest, 20-inch arms, 30-inch waist, 30-inch quads, and 20-inch calves.

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

The competitive bodybuilding scene, especially at the prestigious Mr. Olympia competition, demands an unparalleled level of muscle development, conditioning, and overall physique presentation.

It’s an arena where the human body is sculpted to its utmost limits, pushing the boundaries of what’s naturally achievable.

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 is 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 are 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 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.

How Did Chris Bumstead Get Into BodyBuilding?

Chris Bumstead didn’t just stumble into bodybuilding; he practically bench-pressed his way into it! Born on February 2, 1995, in Canada, Chris had a childhood that resembled a sports buffet – fencing, football, baseball, basketball, and even some ice hockey for good measure. This guy was practically a one-man athletic Olympics.

However, it wasn’t until high school that he decided to pump up the volume, quite literally. Seeking a little extra oomph in size, Chris hit the weights, transforming from sports all-star to a budding bodybuilder.

The plot thickened when he met his sister’s boyfriend, professional bodybuilder Iain Valliere, who served as a sort of swole mentor.

With a winning attitude and Iain’s coaching, Chris clinched his pro card at a jaw-dropping age of 21, winning the 2016 IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championship. And the rest, as they say, is history – a history written in chest presses, bicep curls, and a whole lot of muscle hustle.

Chris Bumstead Measurements

Chest51 inchesFormidable, a testament to colossal power πŸ’ͺ
Arms20 inchesShowcasing strength  and artistic bicep mastery πŸ’ͺ
Waist30 inchesDefying physics, balancing mass and definition βš–οΈ
Quads30 inchesPillars of muscle, substantial and powerful πŸ‹οΈ
Calves20 inchesResembling tree trunks, completing the masterpiece 🌲

Chris Bumstead’s measurements read like a blueprint for a Greek god’s physique. His chest, a formidable 51 inches, serves as a testament to the colossal power packed within. 

Arms that clock in at 20 inches showcase not just strength but an artist’s mastery in sculpting biceps. A waist of 30 inches, seemingly defying physics, highlights the meticulous balance between mass and definition. 

Quads measuring 30 inches could double as pillars of muscle, while 20-inch calves, reminiscent of tree trunks, complete the masterpiece. 

These dimensions aren’t just numbers; they’re the anatomical symphony that forms the awe-inspiring composition of Chris Bumstead’s physique.

Chris Bumstead Workout

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

Chest Workout Routine

ExerciseSets and Reps
Incline dB chest press4Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
Incline machine press3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Seated cable chest fly3-4Γ—8-12 🎯
Close grip machine press3Γ—8-12 🦾
Machine chest fly3Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ

Back Workout Routine

ExerciseSets and Reps
Wide grip lat pulldown3-4Γ—8-12 🌐
Supported dB row3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Supported machine row3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Seated supported machine row3-4Γ—8-12 🎯
Rope straight arm pulldown3-4Γ—8-12 🦾

Leg Workout Routine

ExerciseSets and Reps
Adductor machine3Γ—15-20 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Leg extension3-4Γ—10-15 🦡
Hack squat4Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
Leg press3Γ—8-12 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Leg press calf raise3-4Γ—12-15 🦡

Arm Workout Routine

ExerciseSets and Reps
Rope tricep pushdown Superset with Rope overhead extension4Γ—12-15 🦾
EZ bar curl3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
Incline dB tricep extension3-4Γ—8-12 🦾
Incline dB curl Superset with Incline dB alternating hammer curls3Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
V-handle cable curls3Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
Single-arm cross-body cable extension3Γ—8-12 🦾

Shoulder Workout Routine

ExerciseSets and Reps
Machine shoulder press3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Seated dB shoulder press3-4Γ—8-12 πŸ’ͺ
Seated dB lateral raise3-4Γ—10-15 πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ
Leaning cable lateral raise3Γ—10-15 🏹
Machine reverse fly3-4Γ—8-12 🌟

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Conclusion: CBum is on Gear

You can’t deny something someone has already 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 Olympia left in him – without a 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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2 years 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
Henre Tardo
1 year ago

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

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