Remember size comes to those who simplify. So stop chasing your tail and follow Jay’s lead to looking your best this year, next year, and a decade from now!
The four-time Mr. Olympia is a bodybuilder that has earned much respect from fans and competitors alike for his easy going nature and simple approach. Unlike other bodybuilding elites, he is humble, honest and most importantly, approachable. He is not going to blow your mind with tales of epic workout campaigns or cutting-edge tactics. His training routines are legendary for their extraordinary lack of novelty that you can follow with ease to achieve your fitness and bodybuilding goals. He does more than lift things up and put them down, but not much.
If you are aiming to gain muscle growth in a systematic manner, here are 10 of Jay Cutler’s most fundamental rules for maximizing your physical potential while preserving your sanity.
#1. Add SETS, Not REPS
The conventional understanding is that larger body parts need 12-16 sets of work in order to grow. But conventional wisdom doesn’t win four Olympias. Some bodybuilders prefer to cut down on the SETS and add more and more REPS to their workout routine. But Jay says he prefers to go heavy for fewer REPS, and add more SETS.
“You can’t do as many reps, or you’ll burn yourself out,” he says. More SETS and fewer REPS is what helps one gain muscle growth quickly as it contributes to the dense muscularity.
#2. Follow What Works For You
Size comes to those who simplify, instead of following the latest trends, you should focus on what works for you. This is one of the key rule that Jay Cutler believes in. You are not likely to find him doing exotic exercises or using the gimmicky equipment. You’d see him doing a lot of bench presses, squats, rows, pullovers, press-downs, and preacher curls. Why? Because they work best for him.
Take proper rest, beginners can get great results from full body workouts, but for advanced lifters are going to gain the most by following a well-designed split. Longtime lifters, who have been practicing lifts since years, are well aware of the fact that the key to gain maximum possible muscle growth is to stick to a single workout, executing it thoroughly and then head back to the gym in order to do the same exercise, even before one could fully recover.
Jay says: “I need to make sure I get enough sleep, that’s the most important thing.”