Arash Rahbar shares his thoughts on the Classic Physique Olympia 2019 and if Chris Bumstead deserved the win over Breon Ansley.
Arash Rahbar was one of the earlier bodybuilders to jump into the Classic Physique division. Since then he has made the division his number one dedication and passion as he tries to figure out ways to perfect the ultimate look that judges are looking for in the division. But what exactly are the judges looking for? After Chris Bumstead won the Classic Physique Olympia 2019, many fans believed he didn’t deserve it and Breon Ansley was far superior. In our latest GI Exclusive interview, Arash Rahbar shares his thoughts on Chris Bumstead and Breon Ansley and gives his take on who really should have won the Classic Physique Olympia 2019.
The Classic Physique has now been in existence for a few years – yet many still feel like the category is finding its legs and evolving. There’s no doubt that the division is a hit – but many are concerned on what the ultimate look of the physiques will be for the long term. This came to a head at the Olympia 2019 when Chris Bumstead defeated reigning champion Breon Ansley. Many fans believe Breon was obviously superior – but was his package simply not exactly what the judges are looking for in this division?
We asked Arash Rahbar his take on the results from the Classic Physique Olympia 2019. Not surprisingly, Arash had a very logical take on the whole thing. He believes that Chris Bumstead did in fact deserve to win because he better represents the look that Classic Physique should entail. Breon is truly a talented competitor – but perhaps he was slightly off point for the “classic” look that is required.
Arash Rahbar goes on to admit that things are still changing. While the division has been around for multiple years now, it’s still young. Many athletes who are competing in this division are not necessarily competitors who moved from other divisions. There is a rising tide of new competitors who got their first ever bodybuilding start in the Classic Physique division a few years ago. Those competitors are still young, still developing, and when they come to their prime they will make a huge statement. A statement that will likely solidify the look of Classic Physique.
Check out Arash Rahbar’s full reaction to Chris Bumstead and Breon Ansley in our latest GI Exclusive interview segment above!