Bodybuilder and Bulk Ambassador Chris
Meet Chris! He’s a qualified nutritionist with a passion for educating people on eating well for life.
But that’s not all, he’s loves sports of all kind and has seen some real successes over the years, even having the chance to compete at an Olympic level!
So if you’re interested in finding out more about nutrition and eating for your goals, follow Chris’ journey.
Hey there, I'm Chris Eldridge!
I recently graduated from Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. My passion for dietetics stemmed from my medical background where I realised that prevention is the best medicine.
I’ve represented both state and national teams and completed preparation for the Olympics for various sports including
- 100m Sprints
- Rugby League
I’ve also competed in triathlons, marathons and bodybuilding competitions taking out multiple titles.
One of my key learnings is that everyone’s nutritional needs vary and that personalised strategies are key to achieving your health goals.
My main areas of interest include:
- Chronic disease prevention and management
- Sports nutrition/athletic performance
- Weight Management
- Child growth and development
- Healthy aging
- Aged Care
Through my background, I understand we can’t always get the required nutrition through foods and supplements are a viable alternative.
That’s why I back Bulk Nutrients and other brands that are honest, reliable and are tested by international bodies to ensure quality and safety.
Follow my training and motivating updates on my Instagram.
All the products I recommend from Bulk Nutrients are geared around offseason muscle gain.
Why I love it: It’s a unique blend of whey and casein protein which can be easily digested with digestive enzymes. It’s especially handy during a bulk when you’re consuming 4000 calories a day, it helps to get it through liquid calories.
How I use it: A single serve in 300-400ml of Zymmil milk, almond milk or just water.Add 1kg Protein Matrix+ Vanilla to cart
Why I love it: Green Fusion is a convenient way to help me get in those extra micronutrients that I’m unable to obtain through my regular diet. It mixes great and I usually have it in my morning smoothies.
How I use it: I mix it in a vegetable/fruit smoothie every day.Add Green Fusion – Raw to cart
Why I love it: A great mass gainer, full of protein, carbs and fats, it’s a great way to get in those extra calories and macros to help during offseason muscle gain.
How I use it: 2 scoops in 300-500ml lactose free milk + water.Add 2.5kg Muscle food 101 Chocolate to cart
Why I love it: I feel like these just give me an extra edge as opposed to other supplements.
How I use it: Before bed – as directed!Add ZMA Capsules to cart
To achieve my training goals, I follow a 6-day push, pull, legs split. A typical week for me in the gym Pull, Push, Legs, Pull, Push, Legs followed by a well-deserved rest day. I love the 6-day split, I find it’s an effective way to train all the muscle groups with very little overlap.
PPLRPPL or PPLPPLR
- Deadlifts 1x5+/Barbell rows 4x5, 1x5+ (alternate, so if you did deadlifts on Monday, you would do rows on Thursday, and so on)
- 3x8-12 Pulldowns OR Pullups or chinups
- 3x8-12 seated cable rows or chest supported rows
- 5x15-20 face pulls
- 4x8-12 hammer curls
- 4x8-12 dumbbell curls
- 4x5, 1x5+ bench press/4x5, 1x5+ overhead press (alternate in the same fashion as the rows and deadlifts)
- 3x8-12 overhead press/3x8-12 bench press (do the opposite movement: if you bench pressed first, overhead press here)
- 3x8-12 incline dumbbell press 3x8-12 triceps pushdowns SS
- 3x15-20 lateral raises 3x8-12 overhead triceps extensions SS
- 3x15-20 lateral raises
- 2x5, 1x5+ squat
- 3x8-12 Romanian Deadlift
- 3x8-12 leg press
- 3x8-12 leg curls
- 5x8-12 calf raises
My approach to nutrition
What is my average daily calorie intake? 2500 to 3500 calories.
Foods I crave... I’m usually really disciplined with my meals, if I’m not lacking micros, I rarely crave any foods.
My ultimate cheat meal is... Grill’d burgers
Do you have any medium/long term goals you're working towards?
I’m currently working toward my goal of competing in the Arnold Classics and IFBB next year as well as staring on a new TV show called Adventure All Stars.
Have you had any exceptional results (in competitions or otherwise) in the last few years? Let us know what they are!
1st place Teens and Junior Australian Bodybuilder 2 years ago.