Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler is back with another brutal workout demonstration. In a recent JayCutlerTV YouTube video, Cutler showcased a blood-pumping legs training session where he focused on building mass.
A pioneer and mainstay of the IFBB Pro League Men’s Open division, Cutler dominated his class with a combination of muscularity, detail, conditioning, and sheer willpower. Having dethroned ‘The King’ Ronnie Coleman in 2006, Cutler proved himself on the sport’s brightest stage. He remains the only man in the history of the Open class to ever win back an Olympia title that was lost, which he accomplished in 2009 after he was dethroned by Dexter Jackson the year prior.
In addition to his four Mr. Olympia titles (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010), the Massachusetts native won the Arnold Classic three times (2002, 2003, 2004). Following his epic rivalry with Coleman, Cutler remains an esteemed member of the bodybuilding community today.
Late last year, Jay Cutler announced that he was transforming his physique for a ‘fit for 50’ challenge. While fans thought he was teasing a comeback, Cutler later made it clear he had no intention of stepping foot on a competitive bodybuilding stage.
Documenting his latest physique goal, Cutler has offered fans an inside look into his preparations. He’s targeting 6-8% body fat during this transformation but also plans to add mass and lean out without the use of bulking diets. In his latest offering, the former Mr. Olympia detailed a brutal leg-day training session.
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Check out Cutler’s leg workout below:
- Leg Curl Machine – 2 warmup sets, three working sets, pyramiding the weight up peak set 180 pounds
- Standing Leg Curl Machine (alternating) – 1 working set
- Stiff leg Deadlift w/dumbbell – 3 sets 10-12 reps pyramiding the weight up
- Walking Lunge w/Barbell – 8-10 reps per leg
- Leg Extension Machine – 2 sets reps until he gets a pump
- Inverted Leg press – 3 sets 10-12 reps
- Unilateral Leg press Machine – 2 sets 10-12 reps
- Roger Squat machine – 2 sets 9-12 reps
Cutler highlighted that the session mainly focused on quad and hamstring development.
“It will be quads and hamstrings today, we’re going to start with hamstrings, but I want to thank everyone for following along on YouTube. It’s been really firing off lately. We got a lot of great things coming in the works. Obviously, I’m doing this crazy transformation right now and it’s working really well.
I’m about eight weeks out on Saturday, so today is Thursday. So I’ll be close now but I was saying yesterday, it’s not going to end there. I’m never going to be satisfied. This is kind of just like a goal as far as getting my body primed and ready to go. I don’t know how long this final outcome is going to be but if we get passed my birthday which is eight weeks away and the challenge still moves forward and I think it’s going to drag a lot of people into it, I know it’s giving people a lot of motivation. That’s all you can ask for. There’s no real goal. I’m not getting back on stage,” said Jay Cutler.
After completing the workout routine, Cutler said he judges many of his sessions based on the pump he receives.
“We’re rolling into the next decade of my life man. I just wanted to do something really cool. I know a lot of you guys have been riding with me for a long time so I want to thank you for that.”
“We just finished legs, it was an awesome workout. Every day is progression. The pumps are getting better and that’s kind of the key. I always talk about how I judge all the workouts by the pump. As we get closer now, like I said, eight weeks this weekend, and we’re right in it now,” Cutler shared.
Cutler has kept a furious training pace since announcing his transformation. Fortunately for fans, many of his workouts have been published online. The last time the four-time Mr. Olympia tackled a session, he showed off an effective arm-building hypertrophy workout. In a separate undertaking, he revealed a few tips for building abs with summer on its way.
Jay Cutler continues to inspire fans with his dedication to fitness in retirement. His latest leg workout is a tough but effective way to build lower-body strength and muscle.