Classic Physique phenomenon Chris Bumstead knows a thing or two about making the work he puts in at the gym shine onstage, and it’s helped him make his way to the Olympia. Having the build is one thing, but flawlessly executing every pose is what takes a competitor from jacked guy to bodybuilder.

But accentuating the V-taper and enhancing that coveted X-frame once you hit the stage is tougher than you’d think. Here, Bumstead shares his tips to holding some of the most challenging classic poses.

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