On Oct. 22, 2022, reigning three-time Traditional Physique Olympia champion (2019-2021) Chris Bumstead introduced that the legendary Hany Rambod can be his coach for the ultimate phases of his 2022 Olympia coaching. As he prepares to vie for a historic fourth consecutive Traditional Physique Olympia title, Bumstead made the information official in a video posted to his YouTube channel on the identical day.
Rumors had circulated for a short while that Bumstead would quickly be working in tandem with Rambod. The champion bodybuilder acknowledged these not-so-subtle murmurs, noting that the “secret’s out.”
Bumstead’s transition to Rambod as his coach comes on the heels of the athlete ending a partnership with fellow bodybuilder Iain Valliere. Contemplating Rambod’s historical past and pedigree, Bumstead’s resolution is likely to be a sensible one.
The coach/nutritionist has developed a status for being the most effective within the enterprise. Rambod can say that because of a hand in serving to bodybuilding legends like Phil Heath and Jay Cutler seize their huge assortment of Olympia titles.
Rambod may also boast of working with ascending stars Derek Lunsford and perennial Olympia contender Hadi Choopan. If there’s one particular person that may assist Bumstead to a “four-peat,” it is likely to be the coach in Rambod — who’s been part of 20 totally different Olympia titles so far.
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To deal with the information from his perspective, Rambod mentioned that he expressed preliminary shock when Bumstead first contacted him in August 2022.
“It undoubtedly got here from left subject,” Rambod defined. “Lots of people suppose this has been occurring for a very long time. It actually hadn’t.”
In keeping with Bumstead, Rambod had reservations about beginning work with Bumstead firstly of his formal Olympia prep, reasonably than having further months within the low season to arrange. The 2 appeared to finally come to an settlement that they’re professionals and have been across the block when it comes to expertise.
“It’s not my first rodeo, it’s not (Rambod’s) first rodeo,” Bumstead clarified. “We’ll make it work. I’m excited.”
Whereas he’s working with a bodybuilding teaching nice, Bumstead faces a tall process to proceed his streak of Traditional Physique Olympia titles. The competitor he initially dethroned in 2019, Breon Ansley, will attempt to make his final run on this division a memorable one. In the meantime, regular top-level performer, Terrence Ruffin, appears to be chomping on the bit to lastly break by on the Olympia stage.
Whether or not Bumstead can maintain off his equally proficient friends is a query that may solely have a solution on Dec. 16-18, 2022, in Las Vegas, NV.
Featured picture: @cbum on Instagram