Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler has not lost his passion for working out despite moving on from professional competition years ago. Ahead of his 50th birthday, he’s taking on a challenge to level up his fitness. In a recent video posted on YouTube, Cutler shares the ‘ultimate cardio’ routine he’s following to get ready for the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge.
Jay Cutler first rose to prominence for his impressive physique as an IFBB Pro League Men’s Open competitor in the early 2000s. He displayed a stellar combination of freakish muscle mass, size, and detail. He went up against a plethora of top talent during his days of competing on stage, including fellow legend Ronnie Coleman, with whom he developed a fierce rivalry.
After falling short of the eight-time Mr. Olympia champion in four events, Cutler finally managed to dethrone Coleman and win his maiden Sandow trophy in 2006. He dropped the title to Dexter Jackson in 2008 after a successful title defense and reclaimed it the next year. He hung up his posing trunks with four Mr. Olympia and three Arnold Classic titles under his belt.
In Oct. 2022, Cutler declared his ambitions to transform his body as part of the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge for his 50th birthday. He gave fans a look into his preparations for the challenge with a monstrous physique update where he weighed in at 239.5 pounds earlier this year.
Cutler often educates his fanbase on a range of topics related to bodybuilding and fitness. He provided tips on building a complete chest and laid out three of his top movements for developing boulder shoulders last month. Then, he gave his take on adding size and staying lean by varying workout time. He promoted using morning workouts and fasted cardio to help cut down on stubborn body fat.
Jay Cutler left fans in awe of his huge physique with a massive update weeks ago. He went through a series of poses and identified a need to add muscle in his chest, shoulders, and legs. The 49-year-old offered a sleeve-busting arm workout designed for hypertrophy earlier this month. He utilized eight exercises targeting the biceps and triceps as he worked his way towards weighing 250 pounds in under two months.
Jay Cutler shares his ‘ultimate cardio’ routine for the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge
In a recent YouTube video, Jay Cutler shared the ‘ultimate cardio’ training plan he’s utilizing to transform his physique for the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge.
He laid out the equipment he likes to use along with the workout duration and timing.
“Fit for 50 challenge is in place. What is the ultimate cardio that I’m following?” said Cutler. “Now, I’m doing a majority of different types of cardio so I do the step mill. I think that’s always my go to to get the heart rate up. I focus on bike, sit down bike mostly, doing the treadmill and the elliptical.
“I have all these things at home although I like to do some at the gym after training. If I’m not doing my fasted cardio first thing in the morning which is 20 minutes a day right now, I do 20 minutes after training.
“That cardio’s going to kick in that metabolism. It’s going to allow me to eat a little more and lean out. Fit for 50 full effect.”
Jay Cutler revealed his top three exercises for training abs earlier this week. He stressed the importance of using a high rep range of 15 to 20 reps and focused on conditioning the muscle group instead of building muscle on it. He followed up by crushing a brutal high-volume leg workout for optimizing the gains.
Cutler’s latest offering provides new ways for fitness fans to level up their cardio game. It will be interesting to see how the workouts help him achieve an enhanced physique by the time he’s 50 in two months.