Chris Bumstead is well-known for winning four consecutive Mr. Olympia Classic Physique trophies and is called the undefeated king of bodybuilding. As his body measurement is almost similar to that of the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger at his peak point, Chris is often compared to him. This puts the record of the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner Schwarzenegger’s record at serious risk.
In Bumstead’s recent podcast, where he shared his views on comparison with the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger, he claimed that if they would compete today, he would easily beat Arnold, as he isn’t that fit right now.
Arnold, in his 70s, might feel insecure about the four times Mr. Olympia claimed to beat him but that did not sour his opinion of the bodybuilder. When asked about his views on Chris Bumstead, he said, “Chris Bumstead is fantastic. I think it’s his fourth time winning the title of Mr. Olympia. I mean he’s really extraordinary.”
He further added, “I tell you it just I always feel like you know the Insiders have their own favourites and then there are the viewers, The Spectators, the fans and he is the most popular bodybuilder right now. So what do they say that’s the kind of body I want.”
Austrian Oak, Arnold, and Bumstead have met only once and had a quick chat with each other. Bumstead also shared that he would never be able to replace Arnold, the greatest bodybuilder of all time.
Chris Bumstead claims he would beat the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger
In a recent session with the Full Send Podcast, Chris Bumstead revealed his thoughts on the anticipated contest with the Austrian Oak. Fans anticipated who would win if these two went head-to-head.
Both legends had almost the same body stats at their peak, but their times and bodybuilding standards were completely different. When the interviewer asked how Bumstead felt about this comparison, he replied with just one word: “Honored!”
“If I went back looking how I look, I’d be the leanest person they’ve ever seen. So, they wouldn’t even know what the f**k is going on. So I don’t even know if they would even want that. So, maybe he would win because of that,” Bumstead added. But when asked if Arnold competes today, Bumstead said, “If he were to come today and compete against me last year at the Olympia, I think I would beat him because he’s in shape enough.”
Bumstead said that the sport is progressing with each passing day, as are the competition and standards. Avoiding further gossip on the matter, Bumstead tossed a smart move of words, implying that Schwarzenegger is truly an absolute legend and he can never be able to beat him.