Workout Review “CBUM”

By Lakyn Gardner

lagardner@lc.edu

Welcome back to workout review. Today we’re taking on 2020 Mr.Olympia’s workout. Chris Bumstead is the current title Holder of Mr.Olympia however he just retired. Chris Bumstead is somebody I just recently found on YouTube but he’s Mr. Olympia so I should have known about him.

The number one thing Chris sells for his workouts is complete muscle exhaustion. Which means you push your muscles to their absolute physical limit and then some. For example, if you’re doing bench he will do his regular sets, and then to finish off he will do pause sets and force his body to regain some energy before he starts again and he will continue to do that until he can no longer do it. Additionally, he adds a lot of negative reps of heavyweight to break down the muscle fibers. As always workout will be at the bottom.

This is the sorest from a workout I’ve ever been. I absolutely demolished my chest. Anytime I do anything it activates my chest muscles right now. I must say the negative reps along with complete muscle exhaustion is my new favorite thing. I’m personally ecstatic to add this into my workout. I believe if you are no longer seeing progress you should definitely give this workout a try it will give you a run for your money.

One of my favorite things about Chris this his mindset. he puts it all out there everything even for his competition to see he doesn’t do anything in hiding. This goes to show you that he’s just the hardest worker anywhere he goes no matter what room he’s in, he’s the hardest worker there. I believe seeing his mindset allowed me to push myself even harder for this workout.

Like I previously stated this workout is amazing I would recommend an intermediate level of lifting not because the lifts are hard but this is a form-focused exhaustion workout, and you need to know how to fail. However, if you want to jump right into this just go on the Internet and look up a couple of ways of how to safely fail a life. Also, if you don’t have a gym partner I would recommend using a resistance band to do the negative reps it will keep you safe if you fail. Overall I give this workout at 10 out of 10 truly a masterpiece.  

  • High Cable Fly* – 3 x 12-15
  • Barbell Bench Press – 4 x 8-10
  • Incline Dumbbell Bench – 4 x 8
  • Machine Fly 3 x 12
  • Decline Hammer Strength Bench 3 x 10

 

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