Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler possesses a wealth of fitness knowledge stemming from years of competing in the sport. Although he stepped away from professional competition a decade ago, his passion for bodybuilding burns strong. In a recent video uploaded to YouTube, Cutler shared the ultimate back-builder exercise for developing crazy wide lats.
Jay Cutler first gained recognition for his freakish muscle mass, size, and conditioning as a Men’s Open competitor in the 2000s. His fierce rivalry with fellow legend Ronnie Coleman is considered to be one of the greatest in the history of the sport. He fell short of the eight-time Mr. Olympia champion on four occasions until he finally secured the coveted Sandow trophy in 2006. Cutler racked up four Mr. Olympia titles, and three Arnold Classic titles, and hung up his posing trunks with a record six runner-up finishes.
Cutler has maintained a high level of personal fitness post-retirement. He’s working towards transforming his physique as part of the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge. Earlier this year, he left the fans stunned with a shredded physique update and posing session where he weighed 240 pounds.
Cutler regularly educates his fanbase on ways to lead a healthy lifestyle. He offered an arm workout targeting the biceps and triceps for building muscle last month. Next, he laid out tips on carving a ripped midsection with three exercises. He suggested focusing on conditioning the abs rather than trying to build muscle in the area.
The 49-year-old crushed a high-volume lower body workout for optimizing muscle growth last month. He targeted quads and hamstrings in the training session to get ready before his 50th birthday.
Jay Cutler detailed the different types of exercises he’s utilizing to enhance his cardiovascular health and get in shape for the body transformation challenge. He suggested doing cardio while fasting in the morning or after a weight lifting session. Next, Cutler shared that he packed on 15 pounds since starting the challenge and declared his ambitions to get leaner over the next few weeks.
Cutler backed Open standouts Samson Dauda and Derek Lunsford as the favorites in his analysis of the upcoming 2023 Mr. Olympia two weeks ago. He also extended his support for Andrew Jacked to potentially shock the world with a strong performance.
Jay Cutler Shares His Best Back-Building Exercise for Wide Lats
In a recent YouTube video, Jay Cutler shared pull-ups as the ultimate back-builder exercise for attaining crazy wide lats.
“Is the standard pulldown with a machine the same thing as a pull-up?” said Cutler. “I would say not. I would say the ultimate back-builder you want to build crazy wide lats you got to stick to your pull-ups whether it’s body weight or adding some weight to your body, it depends on how heavy you are. More importantly, there’s nothing that would replace the standard pull-up. You see all the wide backs, all that v-taper, it comes from a wide pulldown movement and that is best done on a pull-up bar.
Not to say pulldowns on a machine don’t work but try to stick to the basics and do your pull-ups in your routine. Just make sure you focus on at least 10 repetitions. I know it gets heavy over time with set after set but remember repetitions are going to get the growth in the lats.”
Jay Cutler gave fans a look into his methods for building huge arms while crushing a heavy-duty workout last week. He went through the exercises that helped him develop 20-inch arms and offered helpful tips. Then, he showed off his insane physique in an impressive update seven weeks out from the challenge.
His latest offering will encourage his fans to try his go-to exercises for building a thicker and wider back.