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4 Times Mr Olympia Chris Bumstead Would Get Humbled by Prime Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Bench Press Face Off

4 Times Mr Olympia Chris Bumstead Would Get Humbled by Prime Arnold Schwarzenegger in a Bench Press Face Off

Chris Bumstead, popularly known as CBum, is a professional bodybuilder and the reigning four-time Mr. Olympia Classic Physique winner. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Classic Physique bodybuilders of all time, known for his incredible symmetry, proportion, and conditioning. He was introduced to the industry at a very young age and developed a passion for the bodybuilding industry.

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Nevertheless, many compare the 4-time world champion to the greatest of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and even claim that prime Schwarzenegger would humble Bumstead. However, according to recent reports, this might truly be the case as the difference between the two’s bench press limits is quite astronomical.

Chris Bumstead
Chris Bumstead

Also read: 4 Times Mr. Olympia Chris Bumstead Said He’ll Destroy Arnold Schwarzenegger in Bodybuilding Contest: “If he were to come today…I’d beat him”

Prime Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Humble Four Times Mr. Olympia Chris Bumstead

Chris Bumstead has won the Mr. Olympia Classic Physique competition four times, from 2019 to 2022 simultaneously yet he would probably lose to Arnold Schwarzenegger at his peak in a bench press competition. The former is very well-known for his extraordinary strength and skill in the powerlifting sport.

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Chris Bumstead
Chris Bumstead

In various competitions, Schwarzenegger bench-pressed more than 550 pounds, but the actor had previously claimed that his official record was 500 pounds. Bumstead on the other hand holds a personal best of 435 pounds, which though still very impressive, falls short of Schwarzenegger’s peak strength.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Also read: “I would steal Arnold’s chest”: Mr. Olympia and Bodybuilding Sensation Chris Bumstead is Obsessed With Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Chest

Of course, bench press strength is not the only factor that determines who would win in a face-off. The technique is also crucial. Even with Bumstead’s exceptional strength, stature, and flawless technique, it would be tough for him to defeat Schwarzenegger. Bumstead is a professional world-class athlete and he would undoubtedly present Schwarzenegger with a worthy challenge.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Journey to Mr. Olympia

Arnold Schwarzenegger was just 15 years old when he started his quest for Mr. Olympia after being motivated by a former Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia. Schwarzenegger put in a lot of work in the gym, swiftly established himself in the bodybuilding community, and at age 20 became the youngest Mr. Universe champion in history.

After that, he rose to prominence as one of the world’s most well-liked and prosperous bodybuilders. He won his first Mr. Olympia championship in 1970 and then went on to win six more, making him the most successful Mr. Olympia contestant ever.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Also read: “He’s not in shape enough”: Bodybuilding God Arnold Schwarzenegger is Not Enough to Beat Chris Bumstead Even at His Prime

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Arnold Schwarzenegger faced difficulties along the way to Mr. Olympia. Early in his career, he had to take many jobs to sustain himself because of financial issues and also had to cope with setbacks and injuries as well. Despite the challenges, Schwarzenegger never gave up on his dream of becoming the best bodybuilder in the world and rose to prominence as one of the most successful and well-known bodybuilders of all time through sheer perseverance and hard work.

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