Chris Bumstead Details 5,000-Calorie Bulking Diet

Chris Bumstead

Classic Physique Olympia champ Chris Bumstead has entered the bulking phase of his preparation.

Chris Bumstead is officially in the bulking stage of his 2022 Olympia preparation for his fourth Classic Physique title. The event is scheduled to take place from Dec. 16-18 and will return to Las Vegas. The Classic Physique champion recently shared his bulking diet that totals around 5,000 calories per day.

Bumstead took to his YouTube page to share the video. He has won the previous three Classic Physique Olympia titles and is the competitor to repeat in this division. After a battle with COVID-19 in December, Bumstead is back to gaining size and strength day in and day out.

Chris Bumstead was forced to take time off from the gym. This is when he lost around 28 pounds before returning to the gym. After a few weeks, Bumstead began training again and has put the size back on. He is currently 255 pounds and will continue to bulk as the year goes on.

Bumstead detailed his entire bulking diet for fans to check out. The breakdown of his meals can be seen below.

Chris Bumstead Bulking Diet

Meal 1 – 1,344 Calories

Chris Bumstead mixes up his breakfast but in this particular video, he shared a recipe for a protein shake that he likes to consume in the morning twice a week.

Meal 2 – 980 Calories

The second meal of the day is from a meal prep service called Mega Fit. Bumstead admits that he is not usually a fan of these services but it allowed him to prepare many meals at a time.

  • 7 ounces steak
  • 2 cups white rice

Meal 3 – 760 Calories

This is the pre-workout meal for Bumstead. It is similar to the second meal but substitutes chicken for steak. He explains that he feels chicken is easier to digest than steak so this is why he saves this one for before workouts.

  • 6 ounces chicken breast
  • 2 cups white rice

Meal 4 – 779 Calories

The sweet potatoes in this meal are consumed raw so they do not shrink while coking.

  • 500 grams raw weight sweet potato
  • 165 grams ground turkey
  • 1 banana

Meal 5

Chris Bumstead downsizes the portions a bit in this meal but the make up is the same as meal four. This is a meal to balance out proteins and healthy fats. Bumstead explains that he likes to have carbs after workouts and he consumes fats towards the end of the day.

  • 170 grams ground beef
  • 300 grams sweet potato
  • half avocado

Meal 6

Bumstead ends his day with another shake. This one includes almond butter and Glutamine, which will improve digestion.

  • 80 grams oats
  • 32 grams almond butter
  • 1 scoop Whey protein isolate

Generation Iron previously spoke with Chris Bumstead about his diet and nutrition strategies in a GI Exclusive interview. In the clip below, Bumstead discusses whether or not he engages in cheat meals or alcohol consumption. Check it out here:

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