The Menace Podcast
Chris Bumstead Had to Go Cross-Country to Train
Ever since the start of the pandemic, people in the bodybuilding and fitness industry have had to make adjustments to support their lifestyles. This included people at the Olympia level as well. For evidence to back this up, look no further than two-time Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead. His home country of Canada still has restrictions in various districts. As he told Dennis James on this week’s episode of “The Menace Podcast,” he and his crew had to go across the country so they could train at a gym the way they prefer to.
0:30 – Training and Restrictions in Canada
3:35 – Rise to Olympia Champ
7:05 – Improvements
9:28 – Just the Beginning?
11:22 – What is He Focusing On/Mindset?
12:30 – Autoimmune Disease
15:47 – His Confidence for the 2020 Olympia
19:16 – Dangerous Competitors
22:42 – 2021 Olympia Strategy
24:20 – Breon Ansley
27:01 – Open?
28:42 – Popularity
31:16 – Girlfriend
32:51 – Melissa and Iain Valliere
37:34 – New Stars and Open Mr. Olympia
42:35 – Prize Money Difference/Business Ventures
44:18 – How Long Will He Compete?
46:07 – Classic Competition vs. Open Competition
46:40 – Classic Olympia Prediction
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