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Iain Valliere Bodybuilding Bio

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May 11, 2012
Bodybuilding is one of the few sports in which the only way to achieve success and greatness is through hard work. In the bodybuilding industry, there's no shortcut to success. And every bodybuilder that has ever won a competition or worn the Mr Olympia crown, they've all threaded the hard path.

Among the many bodybuilders who have gone through all odds to prove themselves worthy and to show others the beauty their body is capable of is, Iain Valliere.

Apart from being a professional bodybuilder who competes in the open class, lain is many things; he's a Canadian coach and a social media star. He has competed in the Mr Olympia competition against other legendary bodybuilders like Big Ramy, Hadi Choopan, Hunter Labrada and Nick Walker.

Iain is not only surrounded by bodybuilders, he's the coach and brother-in-law to one of the best bodybuilders in the industry- Chris Bumstead.

How much do you know about Iain Valliere? Not to worry, in this article, you'll find all the information you need about Iain Valliere. Starting from his early life, his career and net worth. Read on!

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Iain Valliere Early Life​

Iain Valliere was born on the 27th of November 1990 in Canada. He has spent most of his life there and he currently resides there.

As a child, he has always been athletic; he was faster and stronger than most of his mates. He ran track and field and even ventured into football at a point. He never liked to participate in team sports because he preferred not to be subjected to team rules. He was a man of purpose right from his childhood and he wanted to take hold of the reins of his destiny.

Before he became a professional bodybuilder, he was already active on his Instagram. He would regularly post interesting content about him helping and coaching others. Eventually, he later became a coach to his brother-in-law, Chris Bumstead, he was also the one that introduced Chris Bumstead to professional bodybuilding. This seemed to be a benefit for both of them because they were men of like passion. They worked and trained together, and Iain seemed comfortable with being in a team with his brother-in-law.

Now, all Valliere wants is to carve out a name for himself in the bodybuilding industry. But he still has a long way to go to become a legend like the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dorian Yates and Ronnie Coleman.

He is considered a huge threat to other bodybuilders in becoming Mr Olympia. With more hard work, Iain has the potential of wearing the Mr Olympia crown one day.

Iain Valliere’s Bodybuilding Career​

Iain started his bodybuilding career as an amateur. His first competition was the 2010 OPA Ottawa Championships, in that competition, he placed first in the Junior Men's and placed 3rd in the Men's heavyweight division.

But not quite long after, precisely 4 years later in 2014, Iain earned his Pro card and then entered his first professional show after a year in 2015. The event was the Toronto Pro Supershow, where he placed 5th with Brandon Curry as the winner.

Iain entered his first Mr Olympia competition in 2018 and he placed 14th against Phil Heath who placed 2nd. Iain was the runner-up at the 2020 Tampa pro. He placed first at the IFBB New York Pro 2020, where Hassan Mostafa placed 4th. His win at this contest qualified him for the 2020 Mr Olympia competition where he placed 7th.

In 2021, Iain entered the 2021 Tampa Pro Men's Bodybuilding event where he contested against Griffen and Mohamed Shaaban. Later in that same year, Iain contested and won in the 2021 Texas Pro in Men's Open Bodybuilding event against Steve Kuclo.

Also, Iain participated in the 2021 Mr Olympia where he got the 7th position against Big Ramy, Brandon Curry, Hadi Choopan, Hunter Labrada, Nick Walker and William Bonac.

Iain Valliere Contest History​

  • 2021, IFBB, Texas State Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 1st
  • 2021, IFBB, Olympia Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 7th
  • 2021, IFBB, Arnold Classic USA Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding, 2nd
  • 2021, IFBB, Texas Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 1st
  • 2021, IFBB, Tampa Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 1st
  • 2020, IFBB, Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 7th
  • 2020, IFBB, New York Pro Show, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 1st
  • 2020, IFBB, Tampa Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 2nd
  • 2019, IFBB, Tampa Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 3rd
  • 2019, IFBB, Portugal Pro (“Mr Big Evolution”), Men’s Bodybuilding, 3rd
  • 2019, IFBB, Vancouver Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 4th
  • 2019, IFBB, Toronto Pro Supershow, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 2nd
  • 2018, IFBB, Olympia, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 14th
  • 2018, IFBB, Bigman Weekend Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding, 1st
  • 2018, IFBB, Vancouver Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 4th
  • 2018, IFBB, Indy Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 4th
  • 2016, IFBB, Vancouver Pro, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 9th
  • 2016, IFBB, Toronto Pro Supershow, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 7th
  • 2015, IFBB, Toronto Pro Supershow, Men’s Bodybuilding – open, 5th

Iain Valliere Training Regime​

Valliere often does his training together with his brother-in-law, Bumstead. Although they train together, their workout style is quite different from each other. Iain prefers to train heavy and he is considered one of the strongest bodybuilders and that fact is justified by his hulking size. But whenever he's nearing contest season, he scales back a bit on the volume because he has to reduce his carb intake.
Below is a detailed list of his workout routine.

  • Chest​

Iain prefers to dive straight into the heavyweights as fast as possible so he doesn't do as much pre-workout as other bodybuilders.


  • Incline bench press 3 x 6 (warm-up sets), 2 x 7-8 (max)

  • Incline cable fly 3 x 12-15 (rest-pause on final set to failure)

  • Decline hammer press 3 x 6 (warm-up), 1 x 7-12 (max), 1 x 7-12 (strip a plate)

  • Dumbbells fly 3 x 8-12

  • Incline machine press 3 x 8-10

  • Chest dip 3 x 8-12 (failure)


This is one of the works out Valliere practised with Bumstead:


  • Reverse machine press

  • Exercise #1: Dumbbell press

  • Exercise #2: Cable lateral raise

  • Exercise #3: Reverse pec dec

  • Exercise #4: Upright row

  • Exercise #5: Dumbbell lateral raise

Diet and Nutrition​

In bodybuilding, the secret to getting bigger is not to work one's ass off at the gym, instead the food you eat plays a vital role too. Just like other bodybuilders, Iain cannot help but eat a lot too. What does Iain eat when he's preparing for a contest? Although he eats a lot, he still prefers to keep things simple and this seems to work out just fine for him.
The expenses involved in maintaining his diet routine are a bit on the high side. Every week, Valliere spends between $250-300 on groceries which is essential as he has to maintain his bulky physique.

Note: Foods are weighed raw (before cooked).

Meal 1​

  • 200g egg whites

  • 2 whole eggs

  • 100g oats w/ 30g whey isolate powder

Meal 2​

  • 200g sweet potato

  • 300g chicken breast

Meal 3 (post workout)​

  • 100g Jasmine rice

  • 400g white fish

Meal 4​

  • 100g Jasmine rice

  • 400g white fish

Meal 5​

  • 200g potato

  • 200g salmon

Meal 6 (no-carb meal)​

  • 200g egg whites

  • 2 whole eggs

  • 100g beef

  • 30g walnuts

Iain Valliere Personal Life​

Iain Valliere has a beautiful family but they prefer to keep their family life private. However, Iain Valliere is married to Melisa Bumstead. She's also a professional bodybuilder and also a sister of Chris Bumstead.

In 2012, Valliere suffered from a bad injury when he engaged in an arm wrestling competition with Devon Larratt at a local competition in Ottawa.

Iain Valliere's Net worth​

Iain has been in the bodybuilding industry for quite some time now, he has also worked with different fitness companies and brands over the years. He has been able to gather some wealth which is an estimated sum of $1.5 million.

Interesting facts about Iain Valliere​

  • Valliere has partnered with many fitness companies and fitness brands to boost their company.
  • He worked as a fitness advocate for a certain brand called Fitmark for a long time.
  • He has also worked as a sales executive at Running Room.
  • Later on, he became a sales associate at Popeye's supplement Canada from 2010 to 2013.
  • He worked as a trainer for GoodLife Fitness for a year in 2013.

On a final note;​

Iain Valliere still has a long way to go in the bodybuilding industry and it's even better than he has gotten off to a good start. Also, he's surrounded by the right motivation seeing as his brother-in-law whom he introduced to bodybuilding was the 2019 Mr. Olympia Champion.

He started well, seeing as he placed second at the 2020 Tampa Pro. He also added another victory under his belt in the 2020 New York Pro competition.

As stated earlier, Iain has a long way to go and it's good that he started well. However, with more dedication, consistency and hard work, Iain Valliere will become a force to be reckoned with in the bodybuilding industry.

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