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

"I would steal Arnold's chest": Mr. Olympia and Bodybuilding Sensation Chris Bumstead is Obsessed With Arnold Schwarzenegger's Chest

For the past 4 years, Canadian bodybuilder Chris Bumstead has been at the helm of the Mr. Olympia title, being the reigning champion of the esteemed competition from 2019 to 2022. After entering into the fray back in 2014 at the age of 19, the young sensation soon took center stage in the public eye after becoming the runner-up in 2017 and 2018. Soon after, Bumstead carried forth the Mr. Olympia title for four successive years and remains an audience favorite in the competitive bodybuilding contest.

Chris Bumstead
Chris Bumstead

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Chris Bumstead Reveals Whose Physique He Covets Most

The reigning champion of the classic physique-building competition has answered a few on-demand questions and some of the replies were more expected than most. On his YouTube channel, the celebrity talks about a few internet queries, most of which are random — “Top 3 favorite foods” or “How to consistently eat healthy?”. But one specific question has been a frequent ask for the bodybuilder in recent times.

In a game of Would You Rather, Chris Bumstead, when faced with the query — “Would you rather have Tom Platz’s legs or Arnold’s arms?” — answers,

“Definitely Arnold’s arms. I might be biased ’cause I just have shitty arms to begin with, and I have good legs. But I know I can grow my legs when I train them, and I do it, I’ve done it. But my arms have just been a b*tch to grow. So I would steal Arnold’s arms for sure. And his chest, if you’re offering.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing his arms
Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing his arms

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The reply comes as no surprise, given how Arnold Schwarzenegger has himself been a fascination for the world for his peak physique, and one of the pioneers of the bodybuilding phenomenon. Endearingly called Arnie, the 75-year-old Hollywood actor had risen out of the mid-60s Muscle Beach scene and made headlines when he debuted in the professional scene in 1963.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Continues to Influence Bodybuilders

Even though the almost-retired actor has become a rare appearance in the scene of bodybuilding, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s influence is anything but lost on the new generations of professional physique builders and competitors. The Predator actor’s first professional win came in 1964 in a weightlifting contest, followed by two wins in powerlifting in 1966 and ’68. A decade later, the famed bodybuilder began looking towards the gilded hills of Hollywood, California in the early ’80s and successfully launched himself with James Cameron’s The Terminator franchise, followed by Predator.

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Terminator

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As his career began to prosper, Schwarzenegger looked to cast a wider net over his fans by running for office in the State of California in 2003. He served as the 38th Governor of the state between 2003 and 2011. The Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder, and politician has now remained mostly as a recluse from the public eye, while his son, Patrick Schwarzenegger follows in his Golden Globe-winning father’s footsteps and joins the next generation of Hollywood actors.

Source: YouTube | Chris Bumstead

Written by Diya Majumdar

At 25, Diya Majumdar is inching closer to getting to the bottom of every film and television's history in existence. Having graduated with honors in literature from Miranda House, DU, her passion and profession both include dissecting the world of cinema, with more than 800 published articles on Fandomwire. She is a liberally opinionated person with an overbearing love for Monet, Edvard Munch, and Van Gogh and boasts of being an avid painter of all their troubled works.