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“My Body Got Kind of Sick”: At the Brink of His Fifth Olympia Victory, Chris Bumstead Teases Upsetting Happenings While Avoiding Details Right Now

Published 09/24/2023, 1:15 PM EDT

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The Mr. Olympia contest is not just your average competition. It’s a result of dreams and relentless hard work put in by athletes. Every year, bodybuilders dedicate their entire lives to training for this event. It becomes the center of their universe. And once someone becomes the Mr. Olympia champion, it’s not easy for them to step away from the quest for glory.

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As the 2023 Mr. Olympia is right around the corner, the four-time Mr. Olympia in Classic Physique, Chris Bumstead, has been updating his progress with his fans. However, the true journey he is undertaking is hardly known to most.

Chris Bumstead’s life update right before the Olympia concerns fans


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About two weeks ago, CBum shared a video on his YouTube channel, titling it as “Life Update.” The fans got the horror as the bodybuilding superstar started narrating his latest happening in life. Firstly, he informed his fans that he had been to Canada, where he had been going through some personal stuff that made him lose sleep. Then he proceeded to talk about how it affected him in general. He said, “I couldn’t sleep, regardless. My body got kind of sick. My body kind of shut down. Some other S*** ended up happening”.

However, the bodybuilding legend did not want to further worry his fans and decided not to go into details of the happenings. But even after saying that, he emphasized, “My body was not feeling good. My body was not responding.”


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Whichever hardships CBum had gone through, he made sure that he knew that passion alone wouldn’t win him titles. Because he knew the problem in it, he had also found a solution.


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Chris Bumstead’s ideal equation of Passion and hard work

In one of his latest Instagram posts, Bumstead shared snippets from his gym workout sessions. The captions of those posts had a really motivating impact on the audience. In such a post, he brought up the necessity to work on one’s own passions. He said, “Passion doesn’t always come naturally.” Additionally, he also stated, “Sometimes you have to work at creating an environment for your passion to thrive.”


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Bodybuilding is a lifestyle that does not segregate itself from one’s personal and professional life. In order to thrive in the world of bodybuilding on stage, one must be willing to change their life and incorporate the necessary disciplines. Do you know there’s a bodybuilder and fitness influencer who refuses to go up on stage because he wants to have a different lifestyle surrounded by his family and friends? If you know the name of that internet sensation, let us know in the comments below.

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Written by:

Pritha Halder


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Pritha Halder is a Bodybuilding and Fitness writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from one of the oldest multidisciplinary universities in India, Pritha started her career as a content writer for a literary magazine. After reading an article on 'The God of Aesthetics,' A.
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Parth Sharma