Another huge workout for Jay Cutler January 15 th 2011 on the come back for this years 2011 Mr Olympia title. Hungry as ever and ready to improve and get better than the year prior . What is amazing is he is able to change his physique and grow and become tighter and better every year.
Jay hitting the gym after the LA Fit Expo & he brought his friend, Larry Smith. You may seen Larry from the pilot called Fatass with Jay Cutler. It’s been a while Jay’s hitting front squats. Right now, Jay is going for pump, contraction & not going crazy with the weight. Jay put a small … Read moreJay Cutler hits Legs February 1, 2011
When the Night of Champions winner Jay “Big Beef” Cutler hits the leg room, it’s lights out. His approach is basic brutal big weight. “You have to do the hard work to get hard size,” says Jay. Here’s his take on 4 basic leg exercises, each of which resides in his master plan. “I go for the big burn on these,” says Jay. “If I can walk away after finishing, I haven’t done enough.”
“Squats are always first in my leg routine,” says Cutler. “It remains the classic mass builder, so you want all your strength able to come fresh into the movement, because you want the most results out of it. It’s also the hardest exercise for the legs; you have to combine a full range of leg strength with balance.” Jay doesn’t add any special twists to the squat: “It works perfectly for me as it is.” But his approach to sets is interesting: After 2-3 warm-up sets to get used to the full range of motion and to orient balance, Cutler will do another 2-3 sets at a full working weight that sees him get 8-12 reps—whatever it takes to get to muscular failure—from each set. Sort of. Jay doesn’t do a true drop set of equal or near-equal reps with lower weight, but he’ll re-rack the bar, pause 5 seconds, and do as many more reps as he can. It’s usually 1-3.
Current (and four-time) Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler recently cancelled his scheduled guest posing in Sweden. This follows shortly after fellow IFBB professional Toney Freeman was taken into police custody on Thursday, and confirmed to have been using on steroids (and recently having used marijuana) at the time of his arrest. Freeman publicly warned Cutler to keep his butt out of Sweden, and Cutler quickly opted to follow his advice.
In Sweden, the law allows the police to test people for drugs on suspicion of use. Although this practice has been criticized on various message boards, here in the United States we allow people to be tested for alcohol and/or drugs if they’re suspected of being under their influence while operating a motor vehicle. In Sweden, it’s allowed under any suspicion, not just during the operation of a vehicle, and they’ve made it clear that they’ll be arresting professional bodybuilders who show up with obviously chemical- enhanced physiques.
Hence, once Cutler found this out, he cancelled his appearance, leaving little doubt as to his steroid use, in the minds of many fans…not that anyone doubted it before.
In the world of professional bodybuilding, there have been many greats, many legends, but there have only been 12 men who have earned the title of Mr. Olympia. From the days of the first man to win the crown, the Legend, Larry Scott, to The Myth Sergio Oliva, to the man who propelled the sport to the mainstream Arnold Schwarzenegger, to Lee Haney and Dorian Yates, to the champions of this millennium, Ronnie Coleman and Jay Cutler, the title of Mr. Olympia has been worn with honor and dignity.
As 2010 rolled around, the bodybuilding world was buzzed as the 45th anniversary of the contest was setting up as one of the biggest in history.
Coming in, the experts weighing in claimed that the battle would be between The Gift, Phil Heath, and The Predator, Kai Greene.
Taking his place on stage along side 10 men who have also won the Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler must have felt something special in the air. The evening began with a collection of greats who have triumphed in the contest since its inception in 1965 (minus Arnold Schwarzeneggar, who was unable to attend but recorded a speech) and took their place around The Master Blaster himself, Joe Weider.
The announcement of his name at the end of the show was still nearly three hours away, but Cutler appeared cool and confident each time he came under the bright lights. He certainly had a few things to worry about, especially from someone so close to him.
“Phil Heath is my best friend in bodybuilding,” said Cutler, “and he’s starting to catch up to me.”The man known as The Gift sure is and took the runner-up spot behind his confidant and mentor. Branch Warren, who finished second last year, placed third. Dexter Jackson may have seen his best days already, but The Blade proved that he has plenty left in the tank, placing fourth.
What is the most important piece of advice you can give to beginning bodybuilders just starting out?
The most important quality you need to cultivate is patience. Nobody makes progress as quickly as they would like to, not even the top pro’s. When you’re just getting started, you really need to forget all about going from a regular body to a great physique in 60 days, 90 days, or even a year. It takes time to build a good physique, and even more time to bring up any lagging bodyparts so that you’re complete and balanced. A lot of guys get discouraged if their back or their legs aren’t growing at the same rate, and they focus more on the areas that respond faster. That will lead to huge imbalances in the long term if you keep it up. At one point I had to recognize that my legs were overpowering my upper body, so I had to back off on them a little before the situation got any worse. I would also urge beginning bodybuilders to be very consistent with your diet and training routine. The growth process is slow, but it will be steady as long as you keep eating right and training hard, one day at a time. Finally, I would say to try and keep balance in your life and don’t make bodybuilding your whole world. There’s this idea that being totally obsessed and shutting out everything else in life will make you a better bodybuilder, but I think the opposite is true. Have friends and relationships, have other interests outside of the gym, and you’ll be a much more well adjusted person.
I was born August 3, 1973 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester is centrally located in Massachusetts. About 50 miles west of Boston. I grew up in a small town called Sterling, which is a suburb of Worcester County. I was born the youngest of seven, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. My dad was a superintendent of the highway department and my mother worked in finance at a military base.
- Height: 5’9″ / 175 cm.
- Contest weight: 247-286lbs.
- Off-season weight: 280-320lbs.
- Arms: 21 ½”
- Chest: 56″
- Waist: 34″
- Thighs: 31″
- Calves: 20″
- Neck:19 ½”
Cutler started working in his family’s concrete construction business, Cutler Bros. Concrete, at the age of 11, and started training when he was 18 years old as a senior at Wachusett Regional High School. He graduated from Quinsigamond Community College in 1993 with a degree in criminal justice. His first contest was the 1992 Gold’s Gym Worcester Bodybuilding Championships, at which he took second place. He currently lives in Las Vegas with his wife Kerry and three dogs.
It was just about a full year ago that we were all talking about how deep the 2009 Mr. Olympia line-up was going to be. Dexter Jackson was coming in as the defending champion, Kai Greene was making his first appearance on the Las Vegas stage after dominating at the Arnold Classic, Phil Heath was returning for his second shot at the Sandow after taking third in his maiden O, Dennis Wolf was the ‘sexy’ pick and Jay Cutler was hardly being mentioned.
We all know what happened, with Cutler besting Branch Warren to reclaim what was once his. Jackson fell to third, with Greene and Heath following. Wolf did not even place and has been quiet of late. With such unexpected results then, who knows what is going to occur this time?
The men who have qualified so far are Cutler, Jackson, Warren, Greene, Heath, Wolf, Melvin Anthony, Erik Frankhouser, Toney Freeman, Marcus Haley, Victor Martinez, Evengy Mishin, Robert Piotrkowicz, Craig Richardson, Ronny Rockel, Roelly Winklaar and Hidetada Yamagishi.
For a guy who was on many people’s short list to unseat Jay Cutler at the 2008 Mr. Olympia, Dennis Wolf sure has come down more than a few notches. That year, he finished fourth in a decision that many felt he didn’t even deserve. He announced that same evening that he was going to compete in the next Arnold Classic but an injury prevented him from doing that.
With a full year between contests, Wolf showed up at the ’09 Olympia extremely off and did not even place. That was a total shock to not only his minions but Wolf himself. But did the big German shoot up the list too fast, only to come back to reality?
Looking over his professional career, Wolf seemed to have peaked between 2007 and 2008. He finished fifth and fourth, respectively, in those two years at the O. At the 2006 Olympia, he did not place and has won only one show overall (2007 IFBB Keystone Pro Classic). Wolf has taken third at his two New York Pro appearances (2007, 2010) and seventh at the ’06 Europa Super Show.
By now, we all know the Arnold Classic brings out the best of the best. But whos the best among those best? Heading into the 20th edition of what has become one of the biggest events in bodybuilding, we decided to go to someone whos seen them all FLEX Group Editorial Director Peter McGough in ranking the five all-time best physiques to ever step onstage at the Arnold.
NUMBER ONE: RONNIE COLEMAN, 2001
Simply the best physique Ive ever seen onstage. At 245 pounds King Ron was full and shredded from head-to-toe: his cuts being deeper than Bill Gates pockets. His delts, arms and chest were spectacular, his back really beyond description. Ten seconds after he first walked out the contest was over.
NUMBER TWO: FLEX WHEELER, 1993
This was Flexs best ever shape. He was chiseled to the max, exhibited more balance than the Cirque du Soleil, and his back double biceps was a thing of beauty. Although he competed until 2003 he was never again as good as he was in his second pro contest that dramatic Columbus night in 2003.
NUMBER THREE: JAY CUTLER, 2002
Apart from the 2001 Mr. Olympia contest maybe the hardest hes ever been. With deeply embedded abs and full thighs more ripped than Britney Spears copy of Hide and Seek For Dummies, Cutler relegated Chris Cormier to the third of what was to become a run of six consecutive runner-up spots.