Chris Bumstead Retirement Plan

Chris Bumstead is a notable figure in the bodybuilding industry for consecutively winning Mr. Olympia from 2019 to 2021.

In this news piece, we will discuss why he decided to retire in just two years.


Chris Bumstead is a professional athlete and bodybuilder who has made his name prominent in the sports industry over the past few years. He is a Classic Physique Champion, gaining first place in the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. He got the chance to get featured in the documentary film named Generation Iron 3 along with other renowned bodybuilders such as Jay Cutler, Hadi Choopan, Regan Grimes, and many others.

Cbum’s Bodybuilding Career

After winning the IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championship at only 21 years old, Chris Bumstead earned his pro card in 2016.

He swiftly gained prominence in the Classic Physique division and finished as runner-up in the Mr. Olympia competition in the year 2017 and 2018. Nevertheless, Cbum’s backbreaking efforts and determination paid off as he achieved the Mr. Olympia title in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 in a row.

Chris Bumstead is now a dominant figure in the Classic Physique division, and his legacy in the sport is only continuing to grow.

According to Bumstead,

"My training is intense, but I always make sure to listen to my body and give it the rest it needs to recover. I also believe in constantly pushing myself to be better and to lift heavier weights."

Cbum’s Social Media Outreach

Based on his social media following, Bumstead is regarded as the most well-liked physical athlete of the present, in addition to his achievements on stage. Bumstead, on social media, has over 22 million followers on Instagram and over 3.6 million subscribers on YouTube. He uses these platforms to share his source of motivation and fitness journey, offer training tips and offer advice to inspire his fans to pursue their fitness goals. He has also launched his own app, CBum Fitness, with 4.8 ratings. There, he coaches and shares his training programs with his fans and clients. For him, being viral is nothing new.

In order to grow and learn more, Chris Bumstead joined forces with other renowned trainers and nutritionists, Hany Rambod, and the experience of Olympian champions including Jay Cutler, Hadi Choopan and Phil Health in 2022.

Cbum’s IFBB Pro League Contest History

  • 2022 Classic Physique Olympia: 1st place.
  • 2021 Classic Physique Olympia: 1st place.
  • 2020 Classic Physique Olympia: 1st place.
  • 2019 Classic Physique Olympia: 1st place.
  • 2018 Olympia Classic Physique: 2nd place.
  • 2017 Olympia Classic Physique: 2nd place.
  • 2017 Toronto Pro Supershow: 1st place.
  • 2017 IFBB Pittsburgh Pro: 1st place.
  • 2016 IFBB Dayana Cadeau Pro Classic Physique: 3rd place.

Cbum’s Retirement plan

Chris Bumstead considers retirement once more, which clearly means that his bodybuilding career is coming to an end. In a recent interview with Flow Podcast on 16th of January 2024, Bumstead reflected on his achievements and revealed that he doesn’t plan to compete past 30 years old.

Below, you can explore the reason behind his retirement plan at 30 and his thoughts on his career.

“Do you see yourself competing for a very long time still?”

“I always said 30 would be the oldest I ever go to. That’s what I said my whole career and I still feel the same. I’ve never been someone who wanted to do it for a very long time. I’m lucky I became successful at a very young age so now that I’m only 28 years old and I’ve already won five times, I already have a more successful career than I ever imagined. So, everything here is bonus points for me,” said Chris Bumstead.

With constant reminders of Chris Bumstead’s future retirement, who knows how his exit from the prominent category will affect the landscape?

However, for now, Bumstead has no intention of surrendering the title easily and quietly when Mr. Olympia returns in 2024 from October 10–13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 28-year-old revealed a devastating truth in a post on Instagram that seemed to imply CBum was thinking of retiring.