Jay Cutler‘s physique continues to transform in front of our eyes. In a recent YouTube video, Cutler shared an impressive posing session, a chest and calf workout, and discussed his physique goals in 2023.
“I’ve been starting with calves for years. I always start training when I do chest day with calves. And the reason being I always feel like if you prioritize the weaker body parts, you’ll get better results,” Cutler explained.
Cutler’s bodybuilding career was defined by grit, hard work, and determination. He placed runner-up to Ronnie Coleman four times before exacting revenge against ‘The King’ in 2006. In addition to sharing the stage with countless legends, Cutler is the only Open Mr. Olympia to ever win back a title he lost, which he accomplished in 2009 when he etched his name in the history books with an iconic quad stomp pose.
As a four-time Mr. Olympia and three-time Arnold Classic titleholder, Cutler remains passionate about bodybuilding even in retirement. His last show came in 2013 where he placed sixth at Mr. Olympia. Having stepped away, he focuses on training, YouTube collaborations, and hosting his popular podcast Cutler Cast.
Cutler announced that he would undergo a physique transformation late last year. He emphasized that he was aiming to get in the best shape of his life since 2013. Dubbed the ‘Fit-for-50’ challenge, Cutler has documented his journey to the delight of fans. He’s shown physique updates, diet plans, and training sessions en route to the transformation.
Fans hoped he would hop on a competition stage, but Cutler said he’s taking on the fitness challenge to show the world what is possible at 50 years old. And with Jay’s birthday coming in August, the former champ is ramping up his efforts. He’s also has been teasing a possible guest posing appearance at the 2023 Masters Olympia taking place in Romania.
Jay Cutler’s Chest Workout List w/Calf Warmup
- Standing Calf Raise – 4 sets 12 reps
- Calf Raise On Leg Press Machine – 4 sets 12 reps
- Seated Calf Raise – 4 sets 12 reps
- Chest press Machine – 6-7 12 sets 12 reps
- Vertical Press Machine – 3-4 sets pyramiding the weight up
- Dumbbell Bench Press – 1 set (90 lbs) 12 reps
- Cable Fly Machine – 2 sets
After he finished the workout, Jay Cutler reflected on his fitness goals for the rest of the year. He also revealed he’s weighing 245 pounds.
“Alright, that wraps up chest and calves. We are just over seven weeks out right now and I’m feeling good. Like I said, I had a little mishap not this past week but the week before where I didn’t get a lot of my meals in and I think the meals, like I mentioned, are the most important thing. The body weight is not where I want it to be, I want to be 250. I’m about 245 now. The goal now after this weekend is still continue to get a little leaner and a little fuller at the same time.”
“I did my cardio this morning, I did 40 minutes, I added two sessions of cardio in, I’m doing at least 30 minutes after – in the evening. So I do first thing in the morning and evening, and every day is a little different. I try to switch it up.
What I’m doing different from competing for Olympia titles or Arnold Classics or whatever else, I’m actually using an instinctive approach. Remember: I’m not trying to be super ripped I’m just trying to be lean and fuller. If I feel like I’m getting flat, I’ll allow myself to eat and back down off the cardio and get a little fuller because I have a goal for August 3, and that’s the end goal to really kind of showcase the physique. But it’s not going to be finished then, I’m going to keep going. So by the time everybody sees me at Olympia in November I’ll probably still be in the phase of keeping this size and who knows what the goal will be,” Cutler said.
Then, the former Mr. Olympia showed off some bodybuilding poses in a separate video. Cutler’s progress is remarkable as he looks bigger, fuller, and more detailed while holding less body fat. Earlier this year, he targeted a body fat goal of 6-8%. It’s evident Cutler’s leg development is still a top priority as well.
Cutler has been open with fans about the training techniques he’s using to revamp his physique. The last time he showed off a training session, he demonstrated how to build 20-inch arms with a grueling workout. Cutler prefers starting with the triceps before biceps on arm days.
Anyone who has been following’s Cutler’s ‘fit-for-50’ physique transformation has probably noticed changes to his body. In one of his previous updates, the 49-year-old revealed that he had gained 15 pounds since starting the challenge.
Transformations are some of the most compelling stories in the fitness industry. While he has no plans of stepping on stage, Cutler’s journey has served as a great inspiration to fans and followers.