“Hormone Panels Are Very Important” – Jay Cutler Talks Gear Protocols and Joint Health
“I think even if he [Phil Heath] – he didn’t have the knowledge, that was another thing, having the knowledge, you know, it’s like me talking about like how I’ve stayed on such a rigid program and never tried certain foods.”
“We hear these stories, I think we were talking about Deca the other day or something and I was like, ‘That wasn’t something I ever really utilized in my protocols.’ You never even asked me why. I don’t know. It just wasn’t presented. I don’t know that much about it. People said it was good for your joints. I think powerlifters used it a lot and whatever else but I was a bodybuilder. So, I never had joint issues, I still don’t have joint issues.”
“Like we said, we cycled. I was under somewhat of a doctor’s supervision, meaning I was being monitored – my blood tests. Recommendations are never going to be like you need to do this recommended dosage to win the Mr. Olympia, you know what I mean? So when they say, ‘I’m on a prescription.’ It’s okay, a prescription for a bodybuilding show is a little different than a normal guy trying to control his levels.”“If I was to train an older gentlemen or a female… I think the hormone panels are very important. They should have blood work. I should know where they stand with different hormone levels to understand how their bodies are going to be reactive.”
Cutler Opens Up on Kai Greene vs Phil Heath & Eating 30 Eggs for Breakfast
Given how close Kai Greene was to knocking Phil Heath off the throne, Cutler feels those on-stage battles should get more recognition among fans.
“Kai Greene was in that position [trailing right behind the champion for years] I feel like because no one even talks about the Phil Heath – Kai Greene battles like that because there was a consistent battle for a long time but Kai never won the Olympia. Do you think the narrative would have changed if he would have actually kept going and defeated Phil Heath,” wonders Jay Cutler. “I don’t know what his last show was, 2016 maybe.”
“I think 2014 was the last Olympia he did. What’s crazy to think, I competed in ’13, and his last one was ’14, he was second. It’s crazy when I hear the stats on that because I’m like, ‘Damn, Kai Greene hasn’t competed almost as long as I had at the Olympia.'”
“They [magazines] described me walking like I could barely fit through doors. They talked about the diet and oh, ‘He cooked up crazy, you know 30 eggs for breakfast.’ You know, you throw that term still to this day, I can sit in a bodybuilding crowd, and they’re like, ‘How many egg whites did you eat in the morning?’ Thirty egg whites – and people are like – ‘Oh my God, 30 egg whites.’ It’s two cups pretty much. But when you’re cracking, back then you crack, that seems like a lot.People’s perception, you say 30 eggs and probably I’m not kidding, I probably said, thirty eggs because you assume it’s egg whites but you forget that you’re speaking to general people. I ate 30 egg whites. That’s a lot right? Would you sit down and eat 30 egg whites?” asks Jay Cutler.