Legendary bodybuilder Jay Cutler moved on from professional competition years ago but carried his undying passion for fitness post-retirement. He has kept a high fitness level and is working on enhancing his physique even more for his 50th birthday. In a recent video uploaded on his YouTube channel, Cutler gave fans a look into the diet and the shoulder workout he’s utilizing to get ready for the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge.
Jay Cutler led a highly successful career in the Men’s Open division in the 2000s. His freakish muscle mass, size, and conditioning, led him to a dominant victory at the 2002 Arnold Classic and 2003 Arnold Classic. Cutler developed a fiery rivalry with fellow legend Ronnie Coleman as the eight-time champion kept beating him at Mr. Olympia contests. After placing runner-up four times, he finally dethroned Coleman to secure the coveted Sandow trophy.
Cutler dropped the title to Dexter Jackson in 2008. He returned stronger than ever the next season and reclaimed the title at the 2009 Mr. Olympia. He hung up his posing trunks with four Mr. Olympia and three Arnold Classic titles under his belt.
The 49-year-old continues to train regularly and lead a healthy lifestyle. He got on a mission to step up his fitness for the ‘Fit for 50’ body transformation challenge. Cutler targeted building muscle while retaining his leanness and ended up adding 15 pounds to his humongous frame.
Cutler has a sharp eye for talent stemming from his decades of experience in the sport. He believes 2023 Arnold Classic winner Samson Dauda and former 212 Olympia champ Derek Lunsford are the favorites going into the 2023 Mr. Olympia. He also took notice of rising sensation Andrew Jacked, who he believes can shock the world. Then, he listed the techniques that helped him build 20-inch arms in a training update.
According to Cutler, he would be able to craft the physique he wants without taking any PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) except for being on TRT (testosterone replacement therapy). He reported having a crazy appetite even though he’s not taking any heavy anabolics.
Jay Cutler Crushes Intense Shoulder Workout for ‘Fit for 50’
In a recent YouTube video, Jay Cutler crushed a brutal shoulder workout and gave fans a look into his diet while in prep for the ‘Fit for 50’ challenge.
“8 days away from Fit for 50,” said Cutler.
He does 60 minutes of cardio every single day to get his body in shape and will keep it going even after the challenge.
Cutler eats six meals a day. His first meal was two over-easy eggs on toast with strawberries and yogurt. He also took a protein shake with egg whites and rice. His third meal was chicken and rice. For pre-workout, he took his brand’s Prevail, Fundamentals, and Amplify 2 supplements. For post-workout, he consumed 10oz steak, 1 cup of rice, and grilled onions from Teriyaki Boy.
“That’s been the weakest part for me coming back is the shoulders,” said Cutler. “I’m actually starting to get some good cap on it now. Hopefully, I can get a little more fullness and as I get more detailed. The definition is going to show that better cut in the shoulder, between the shoulder, bicep, tricep.”
“I’ve been training seven days a week now. I don’t really take days off.”
“We’re going to pre-exhaust [machine side laterals]. I’m going to do like two warm-up sets and three working sets, probably going to bring the weight up a bit. This will get the blood in my shoulders and get them ready for all these heavy compound movements.”
- Machine Side Laterals – 3 sets
- Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 3 sets
- Barbell Front Raise – 3 sets
- Cable Rear Delt Fly – 3 sets
- Reverse Pec Deck Fly – 3 sets
- Single Arm Lateral Raises – 3 sets
Jay Cutler reported he’s in fine form after getting his blood panels and markers done ahead of his 50th birthday. He highlighted the problem of a lack of financial incentives and low prize money being offered at competitions, which has stagnated the growth of bodybuilding with fewer athletes participating.
Cutler believes in utilizing high-volume training to grow muscle. He revealed he’d perform at least 20 sets of about six exercises for each muscle group.
His latest offering adds yet another Mr. Olympia-worthy workout routine to the repertoire of fitness fans for building bigger shoulders.
You can watch the full video below.