Chris Bumstead Details 5,000-Calorie Diet During Bulking Phase

Chris Bumstead took viewers through an average day of meals during his bulking phase of training.

The 2021 Mr. Olympia is about three months away. The competition will take place from Oct. 5-10 Orlando and participants are beginning preparation. For Chris Bumstead, he has finished his bulking phase and decided to give us an inside look at his diet during this period.

Bumstead posted a video on YouTube giving viewers and fans an inside look at his day-to-day meals during this bulking phase.

Chris Bumstead is the reigning two-time Classic Physique champion at Mr. Olympia. He is going for his third in a row and feels like he has a great chance.

“This is the final full day of eating,” Bumstead said at the end of the video. “Prep starting soon. This is the biggest, strongest I’ve been going into a prep. I’m feeling really good, really excited. Probably going to start prep a bit earlier this year because I’m in such a good spot. Trying to get ahead of the game and get after that three-peat.”


Chris Bumstead gave a full insight to his daily preparation. After a morning stretch and drinking water, Bumstead begins with his vitamins. In the morning, he begins with lipids for heart, liver and kidney health followed by Omega K2 D3 vitamins. This is when Bumstead took to the scale to give a live weigh-in where he checked in at 264.6 pounds.

According to Bumstead, this is a bit higher than usual.

“264.6. Not going to, that’s actually a lot heavier than I thought I was going to be today. The highest I’ve been is 263, so lucky me, the morning vlog is a new morning high.”

After all of his normal morning rituals, Chris Bumstead was ready to get his meals going for the day. Below is a full breakdown of his insane calorie intake consumed during his bulking period.

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Meal One (920 Calories)

  • 1.5 scoops of Jacked Factory protein powder (FYI, it’s chocolate peanut butter)
  • 1 scoop UltraInflamX protein
  • 90 grams Oats
  • Half of a banana
  • Protein Bar

Meal Two (737 Calories)

  • 575 grams raw sweet potato
  • 160 grand ground turkey

Meal Three (661 Calories)

  • 160 grams chicken breast
  • 280 grams white rice
  • 80 grams avocado

Meal Four (678 calories)

  • 190 grams white fish
  • 300 grams white rice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Meal Five (1,101 calories)

  • 150 grams raw weight pasta
  • 250ml pasta sauce
  • 177 grams ground turkey
  • 6 ounces cherry tart juice

Meal Six (934 calories)

  • 1.5 scoops iso whey protein powder
  • 2 bagels
  • 1.5 tablespoons ghee butter
  • 2 prunes

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.