Legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler ruled the roost during his Men’s Open pro career. Although he hung up his posing trunks years ago, he still stays connected with the bodybuilding community. In recent videos uploaded on YouTube, Cutler shared the keys to building a full chest. In addition, he offered his three favorite movements for developing monster delts.
Jay Cutler dominated the Men’s Open class with freakish muscle mass, size, and conditioning. He enjoyed a successful career that saw him win three Arnold Classic titles and four Mr. Olympias. He’s credited for sharing one of the fiercest rivalries in the sport against fellow bodybuilding icon Ronnie Coleman, whom he dethroned for his maiden Sandow trophy in 2006. He decided to move on from competition after a final sixth-place finish at the 2013 Mr. Olympia.
Cutler lends his voice to the trending topics of bodybuilding. In March 2023, Cutler weighed in on the results of the 2023 Arnold Classic, where Samson Dauda won the title in a close-fought contest. Cutler believes the competition was razor-thin and any of the top four could have got the nod. With the rise of more aesthetic contenders in the Open, Cutler sees a bright future ahead for the division.
Cutler has not lost his passion for working out. He continues to train regularly and is working on improving his physique for the ‘Fit for 50’ body transformation challenge. He gave fans a look into his preparations with an insanely shredded physique update weeks ago. Then, he laid out his training/diet philosophy post-retirement and disclosed his plan to stick to TRT (testosterone replacement therapy).
Jay Cutler pushed back on the misrepresentation of steroid users in mainstream media recently. He also gave his take on whether Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was natural. Looking closely, Jay theorized The Rock was likely using TRT to maintain his insane muscularity.
Earlier this month, Cutler offered the high-protein diet he was using for the transformation challenge. He also opened up about his ambitions to improve certain parts of his body, such as his legs, biceps, and lats.
Jay Cutler shares keys for building a full chest
In a recent YouTube clip, Jay Cutler shared some crucial tips for filling out a stubborn chest. He highlighted the importance of isolation movements and concentrating during reps to get the best results.
“My most stubborn muscle to overcome was my chest,” said Cutler. “Now, I had really wide shoulders so my shoulders took the place of a lot of my pressing moment so I had a chest that started from the bottom and ended halfway up. I had to focus really on a lot of dumbbell work, really concentration. I mean pushups can be a great exercise to stimulate your pecs.
“But at the same time remember focus on your repetitions, stick to your incline movements and sometimes those isolateral movements where you’re doing one side at a time can be very beneficial to developing the full chest look.”
Cutler shares 3 exercises for monster delts
The 49-year-old offered three of his favorite exercises that helped him build some of the biggest shoulders in bodybuilding.
“Top three delt movements,” said Cutler. “I had some of the biggest delts in bodybuilding when I was at my reign for Mr. Olympia. So I always was focused on number one, my rear delts movement. So my rear cables, crossovers was my go-to exercise. I also did the bent-over lateral dumbbell movement which was very great for developing the shoulders.
“But we can’t get away from the most important, which is the seated side lateral raise, which will give you that huge cap in the delts. You guys want to walk around and go sideways through the door, make sure you do these three movements.”
Jay Cutler provided a quad-stomp-inspired lower-body training routine a week ago. He plans to cut down his body fat to the 6-8% range by the end of the year. He followed that up with an unreal physique update showing off his latest progress.
You can watch the full videos below.