The biography, life, and accomplishments of Blessing Awodibu

Blessing Awodibu

Blessing Awodibu is an Irish professional bodybuilder who has become known for his massive physique and shredded aesthetic. With two wins at the Arnold Classic and four IFBB overall championship titles, he is a force on the pro bodybuilding circuit and proof of sheer strength and undeterred will to succeed.

Below is a complete breakdown of his profile, stats, biography, training and diet regimens.

Full Name: Chris Bumstead (Classic Physique Bodybuilder)

Weight Height Date Of Birth
235-245 lbs. 5’10” 09/20/1991
Division Era Nationality
Open 2010 Irish

 


 

BIOGRAPHY

Blessing Awodibu is an Irish professional bodybuilder that is known for his huge and aesthetic physique. Some people call him ‘A force of nature.’ Blessing is an successful bodybuilder that holds 2 Arnold Classic Titles, along with 4 IFBB Overall Champion Titles.

Blessing wasn’t always a picture of strength or success. Growing up, he was underweight. Working out in the gym was initially his only a hobby in which he hoped to gain some strength and size. At the time, his priorities were mainly academics. He hoped that he’d enroll in a great college after his high school graduation.

After his dream of becoming an academic was shattered and he realized he couldn’t join a college that he wanted, Blessing turned to the only outlet that he had left and that is bodybuilding.

Blessing’s first international show and Pro Qualifier was Diamond Cup in the Czech Republic in 2017. He won the super heavy weight class and the overall title. This is how he gained his Pro card. That same year, he competed at the IFBB Diamond Cup. He won the super heavy weight class and the overall title. This is how he received his second Pro card.

Blessing Awodibu made his IFBB Pro debut at the Indy Pro 2021. He placed third. While Awodibu’s debut was extremely hyped, most fans were more excited to see him compete in his second IFBB pro show – the New York Pro 2021. The excitement was in large part due to Awodibu creating a rivalry with Nick Walker, another anticipated pro bodybuilder who was set to compete at the New York Pro. Both athletes presented photo updates that made them expected to be the top placing athletes at the show. Ultimately, Blessing Awodibu placed sixth. Nick Walker won the show.

Blessing sat down with Generation Iron to discuss his beef with Walker saying it was all part of the show. Check out the full interview here!

Blessing Awodibu

TRAINING

Blessing does two workout sessions per day. He focuses on one muscle group with maximum intensity during every workout. Before he starts each workout, he does warm up sets followed by 15 minutes of intense ab exercises.

Blessing trains once on Saturday, and takes Sundays off to rest. He does 11 workouts per week in total.

“Cardio isn’t part of my regimen because I have an active lifestyle. Sleep is very important, but I don’t get much because of my work schedule.”

Day 1 – Session 1: Shoulders/Traps

  • Upright Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Shrugs, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Standing Behind The Back Shrugs, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Behind The Back, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Dumbbell Shoulder Press, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Front Raises, 3 sets to failure
  • Seated Shoulder Press, 5 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Barbell Front Raises, 4 sets to failure
  • Bent-Over Lateral Raises, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Seated Bent-Over Lateral Raises, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Incline Bench Lateral Raises, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Incline Bench Barbell Front Raises, 4 sets to failure

Day 1: Session 2: Legs

  • Calf Workout, 15 minutes of various exercises
  • Lunges, 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Squats, 6 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Lying Leg Press, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Leg Extensions, 6 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Leg Curls, 8 sets of 15-20 reps

Day 2 – Session 1: Back

  • Pull-Ups, 6 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Lat Pull-Downs, 5 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Lat Pull-Overs, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Barbell Bent-Over Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Cable Rows, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Bent-Over Rows, 4 sets to failure

Day 2 – Session 2: Chest

  • Incline Dumbbell Press, 6 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Incline Bench Press, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Bench Dumbbell Flyes, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Incline Dumbbell Flyes, 4 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dumbbell Bench Press, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Pec Decks, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Bench Press, 6 sets of 12-15 reps

Day 3 – Session 1: Arms

  • Barbell Curls, 9 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Seated Barbell Curls, 3 sets to failure
  • Seated Dumbbell Curl, 4 sets to failure
  • Standing Hammer Curls, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Seated Hammer Curls, 4 sets to failure
  • Cable Triceps Extensions, 4 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Barbell Triceps Press, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Decline Skull Crushers, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Cable Triceps Extensions, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Skull Crushers, 3 sets of 12-15 reps
  • Dips, 4 sets to failure

Day 3 – Session 2: Lower Back/Glutes/Hamstrings

  • Lunges, 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Leg Curls, 8 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Back Extensions, 3 sets of 15-20 reps
  • Deadlifts, 5 sets of 15-20 reps

Day 4 – Session 1: Shoulders/Traps

  • Repeat Day 1 Session 1

Day 4 – Session 2: Back

  • Repeat Day 2 Session 1

Day 5 – Session 1: Chest

  • Repeat Day 2 Session 2

Day 5 – Session 2: Legs

  • Repeat Day 1 Session 2

Day 6: Arms

  • Repeat Day 3 Session 1

Day 7: Rest

  • Full body recovery

Blessing Awodibu

NUTRITION

Blessing eats a lot of lean proteins and complex carbs. These include tuna, duck eggs, lean beef, and oats. He also makes sure to drink enough water to keep his muscles hydrated and energized.

There’s also time and place for ‘cheat meals’ in Blessing’s diet regimen. He’ll usually have something from the Chinese cuisine once or twice per week.

Meal 1: Pre-Workout

  • Oatmeal, 75 grams
  • Milk, 10 ounces
  • 4 Eggs
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 2: Post-Workout

  • Tuna, 129 grams
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 3: Pre-Workout

  • Pasta, 550 grams
  • Ground Beef, 8 ounces
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 4: Post-Workout

  • Chicken Breast, 500 grams
  • Whey Protein, 2 scoops

Meal 5

  • Noodles, 170 grams
  • Duck Eggs, 4 eggs

Meal 6

  • Pasta, 550 grams
  • Grilled Chicken, 8 ounces
  • Cashews, 100 grams

Meal 7

  • Cereals, 100 grams
  • Milk, 10 ounces

Blessing isn’t a big believer in supplements. For him, whole food is more important when it comes to building muscle.

 “Supplements aren’t the key for me. It’s all about the diet. My only supplement is whey protein.”

While Blessing may not use many supplements, having a solid routine is huge for most of us. Looking into a great protein supplement, pre-workout, or intra-workout can really enhance all your goals so you look equally as massive as Blessing.

Blessing Awodibu

COMPETITION HISTORY

  • 2x Arnold Champion
  • 4x IFBB Overall Champion
  • IFBB Pro Card – IFBB Diamond Cup Czech Republic overall winner (2017)
  • 2021 Indy Pro
  • 2021 New York Pro
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