Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler continues to work toward a physique transformation before turning 50. In a recent YouTube video, Cutler detailed a 10-exercise leg day training session and compared body fat ratios from now versus when he was the reigning Mr. Olympia.
Cutler is a titan of the bodybuilding industry, having staked his claim against greats when mass monsters ruled the IFBB Pro League Men’s Open division. In addition to pushing mainstays such as Dennis Wolf, Johnnie Jackson, and Branch Warren, Cutler succeeded in winning the sport’s most prestigious title on four occasions at Mr. Olympia (2006-2007, 2009-2010).
In 2006, the Massachusetts native served up one of the biggest upsets the sport had seen when he dethroned eight-time Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman. In order to defeat ‘The King,’ Cutler said he adopted many of his adversary’s training practices to cultivate an undeniable physique.
Perhaps Cutler’s most powerful attribute was his lower body, which he used to set himself apart from his peers. His stage presence and dominance shined bright in 2009 when he cemented his name in bodybuilding history with an iconic quad stomp pose en route to becoming the first man to regain a Mr. Olympia title that was lost.
In 2009, Cutler’s quadriceps became the talk of the town as they became his secret weapon to reclaim his physique’s glory. With his arch-nemesis, Jackson, beside him, who had taken the title away from him the previous year, Cutler had a point to prove.
Cutler’s quad stomp is now part of bodybuilding history! It’s amazing to think that no one else had ever come back to win the Olympia after falling down the ranks. But Cutler did it! Even though he had some tough competition from guys like Jackson and Warren, that quad stomp gave him the edge he needed to come out on top. What a moment!
Even though Cutler stepped away from the sport in 2013, his passion for working out remained steady. Late last year, he revealed that he was transforming his body to fulfill a personal goal, which he’s titled the ‘Fit-for-50’ challenge. Targeting his best physique in over 10 years, Cutler shared his latest leg day workout for fans to try out.
Jay Cutler Brutal Leg Day Training Session
Below you can find a full list of Cutler’s workouts for leg day.
- Kneeling Machine Leg Curl
- Machine Seated Hamstring Curl
- Dumbbell Stiff Leg Deadlift
- Machine Lying Hamstring Curl
- Walking Barbell Lunges
- Machine Seated Leg Extension
- Leg Press
- Plate Loaded Squat Machine
- Seated Single Leg Press
- Bench Back Extension (hamstring-focused)
After the training session, Cutler once again highlighted that he’s not taking on any heavy drug cycles for his current transformation nor will he partake in low-carb days.
“Leg day, I’m not going to hit poses, next week starts the posing actually. Like I mentioned, I think we’re 13 weeks from the ultimate – which I don’t know what that ultimate is… once again I’m in uncharted territory because I’m going to do this prep without the contracts, without a big prize pot at the end, there’s not going to be a $400,000 or $200,000 purse; this is for me, the fans, so I’m going to put a leisurely effort in. When I say leisurely, we are not going full tilt, no heavy drug cycles, no crazy low-carb days.”
Cutler specified that he carried only 3% body fat during his time as a Mr. Olympia champion. However, for his current look, he feels sticking with a 6-8% range would be best. In addition, he intends to maintain a weight of 235 pounds.
What I’m trying to do, is I want to be able to showcase this transformation. This is a lifestyle transformation. Someone who is already in good shape, I think I’m around 12-14% body fat and to get right to the 8-6% range, which would be relatively lean, not the 3% that you saw on the Olympia stage that required the last six weeks of drastic dieting. Although, I am looking forward to trying to turn it up in the last six weeks and seeing how far I can push myself and maintain 235: that is the goal,” said Jay Cutler.
Given his recent undertaking, Cutler has been open and honest about his physique goals. He took part in a CutlerTV interview recently, where he laid out the high-protein diet he’s employed to fuel his fitness demands.
While he won’t be appearing on a contest stage anytime soon, the world is excited to see Jay Cutler’s latest transformation. Surely more physique updates will follow when he makes a special appearance in Romania for the 2023 Masters Olympia contest in August.
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