“I’m Gonna Retire… and He Can Take the Reigns Over”: 3 Days Before Mr. Olympia 2023, Chris Bumstead Makes a Huge Statement About 21-YO Viral Bodybuilder

Published 10/30/2023, 11:05 AM EDT

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The world of bodybuilding is ever-shifting. While aspiring new bodybuilders are coming up in the community, those who have already made their names prominent in this sport’s history are trying to leave their bustling careers behind. Although Chris Bumstead is way younger than many bodybuilders in the field, his latest insinuations for retirement have been concerning his fans and well-wishers. Finally, his shocking statement leaves the fitness world stunned.

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Chris Bumstead, more popularly known as CBum, has a winning streak of 4 Mr. Olympia in Classic Physique. The 29-year-old bodybuilder gained lots of support and ranked high in most predictions for 2023 Mr. Olympia winners. Let’s look at what he said about Sam Sulek and what did he reveal in the process.

Chris Bumstead’s shocking statement

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In the latest YouTube video uploaded by CBum, Bumstead featured his Arm workout session with Urs Kalecinski. The video uploaded only days before Mr. Olympia is quite essential for a range of different aspects. The first and foremost is CBum’s physique update. However, the shocking moment has not been CBum’s physique. Instead, the marked moment was when Bumstead brought up Sam Sulek, taking his position after him.

Bumstead did not hesitate while discussing Sam Sulek with Kalecinski. He boldly stated, “It’s a shift. I like this guy. I’m going to retire, and he can take the reign over.” Both Bumstead and Kalecinski reflected on the fact that Sam Sulek was already preparing well for the race. The latter also suggested how Sulek has made friends with a Classic Physique champion.

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Ahead of Mr. Olympia, Chris Bumstead had revealed his dietary practice and how it was affecting his overall lifestyle. Let’s have a look at what he revealed and why he is not taking a proper shower.

Chris Bumstead’s dietary routine

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CBum revealed that he was trying his best to maintain his weight before the contest. While his regular carb intake is about 300 grams, he confessed to another piece of information. He stated, “My weight is under 250 right now so we’re in a good spot I have to make 242 weigh-ins and the weigh-in the morning now so I’m very comfortable I’m going to make weight feeling good…”. 

Furthermore, Bumstead also talked about his rigorous cardio routine. He revealed that he continues up to 45 minutes of it. Bumstead remarked, “I do like a 20 or 30-minute Light walk at night mainly for digestion. And meal one I eat right after. I don’t even shower now cuz I’m so hungry I’ll wake up sometimes at 5:00 a.m. and my stomach is just like grumbling and I’m hungry.”

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Mr. Olympia is only days away, and bodybuilders are at their peak. Amidst everything, CBum presents extreme confidence regarding maintaining his win streak. However, the news of his retirement concerns his entire fandom and the community. Do you think that there is a particular reason behind CBum’s sudden retirement talk? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

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Pritha Halder

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Pritha Halder is a Bodybuilding and Fitness writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from a multidisciplinary university. Pritha started her career as a content writer for a literary magazine.
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