The reigning four-time Classic Physique Olympia champion Chris Bumstead is ready to start his off-season training. To continue adding muscle to his champion physique that has left him as the bodybuilder to beat over the past four seasons, Bumstead took to his YouTube channel to share his full day of eating at the start of his bulk.
The video, published on Feb. 5, 2023, features Bumstead’s breakdown of the 3,508 calories he consumes daily across four meals plus snacks. To grow, Bumstead has to maintain a caloric surplus before transitioning to his cut when prepping for his next show. At the time of this article’s publication, Bumstead had not mentioned if he would compete before the 2023 Olympia on Nov. 2-5, 2023, in Orlando, FL.
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- Fats — 19 grams
- Carbs — 57 grams
- Protein — 72 grams
- Calories — 704
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Meals Two and Three
This meal was more typical of what Bumstead would eat on his day-to-day grind during a prep. It consisted of 180 grams each of chicken and rice with some added kidney beans. It was a relatively low-calorie meal — 480 calories —compared to the rest of his bulking diet.
Bumstead didn’t know the macro breakdown of his third meal, but he knew it was 48 grams of protein and 720 calories, as it was customized for him from his meal prep service MegaFit. It included brown rice pasta and ground beef and was touted as Bumstead’s “favorite meal right now.”
Bumstead’s fourth meal included 350 grams of air-fried potatoes, zucchini, and ground turkey. He combined 210 grams of 98 percent lean and 93 percent lean ground turkey to get a middle ground that offered him a bit more flavor and landed at 51.9 grams of protein.
“If you’re fatter than you want to be, eat less. If you’re skinnier than you want to be, eat more.”
Below are the supplements Bumstead takes in pill form, all from the REVIVE brand:
Bumstead’s stab at dessert involved measuring out one egg, egg whites, vegan protein powder, gluten-free baking powder, and pumpkin puree. He mixed it, adding more and more flour until it reached his desired consistency. He microwaved it after adding chocolate chips for two minutes and 22 seconds.
He unloaded the pantry on his makeshift mug cake, adding almond butter, granola, and dried raspberries. It topped out his day’s calorie count at 3,508 calories comprised of:
- Fat — 96 grams
- Carbs — 340 grams
- Protein — 383 grams
Although not competing, Bumstead will be in Columbus, OH, for the 2023 Arnold Sports Festival on March 2-5, 2023.
Featured image: @cbum on Instagram