There may be little doubt that Chris Bumstead is the person to beat within the Basic Physique division. He’s the reigning four-time Olympia champion and one way or the other improves upon his dominant physique yr after yr.
In 2022, the bodybuilder closest to snagging the Olympia crown from Bumstead was runner-up Ramon Queiroz. The 2 met head-to-head within the last callout earlier than Bumstead was awarded a profitable title protection. Queiroz received the 2023 Arnold Basic three months later in Columbus, OH — a contest absent Bumstead — to stay the Canadian phenom’s number-one contender.
Nonetheless, regardless of their rivalry, Bumstead and Queiroz discover extra worth in coaching collectively than coaching individually. On March 13, 2023, the duo carried out a again exercise collectively that was revealed on Bumstead’s YouTube channel. Test it out beneath:
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Bumstead and Queiroz made mutual appearances on the identical Prime Time Muscle: Brazil present. Since they have been in the identical place on the similar time outdoors the Olympia contest, they took benefit by pushing one another within the gymnasium. After a pre-workout meal of tacos, they two bodybuilders hit the iron paradise.
Bumstead and Queiroz’s Again Exercise
Slim-grip lat pulldowns comprised the warm-up. Bumstead and Queiroz labored in on the identical machine, resting whereas the opposite labored. The burden wasn’t particularly disclosed, however a lot of the weight within the stack was transferring.
Each bodybuilders appeared to work to failure every set, and 4 units have been proven on digicam. Bent-over barbell rows have been the next motion, emphasizing the squeeze on the absolutely contracted place.
Their third motion was machine lat pulldowns. Whereas they carried out a pulldown to begin the exercise, the distinction between the slim grip and broad grip supplied sufficient variance to the line of pull that it doesn’t double up on the identical muscle fibers.
Seated machine rows with a impartial grip was the fourth train, and it focused the mid-back. Each Bumstead and Queiroz allowed their backs to spherical at full extension to get a stretch throughout their lats earlier than pulling their elbows way back to attainable to shorten their lats as a lot as they may. They doubled down on this vary of movement with seated cable rows once more with a impartial grip.
The closing train was straight-arm pulldowns with a rope attachment to coach the lats within the lengthened place.
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