Calum Von Moger Talks Return To Bodybuilding With Jay Cutler: “I Got It Back, I’ve Accepted Everything”

Calum Von Moger is back in the gym and discussed his new-found spark with Jay Cutler.

Calum Von Moger has discussed his battle with mental health at length during his journey to recovery. Recently, he joined Jay Cutler on CutlerCast to speak about his new-found “spark” in the gym that has led to an incredible bulk of 30 pounds.

“I loved that feeling. I believed in myself enough to say hey, bodybuilding or the fitness industry. It started off as bodybuilding.”

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The process for Von Moger has been long as he earned his Pro Card at the 2020 NPC Universe but has not competed in a show recently. He is a three-time Mr. Universe winner but has not stepped on stage as an IFBB Classic Physique competitor. Von Moger detailed his home workouts and continued to build muscle mass and prepared for contest prep in late 2019. He has dealt with different injuries and legal troubles over the course of his career.

“I felt like I never wanted to be ordinary. I never wanted to do what the other kids were doing, I didn’t want to be a bricky, a sparky, a plumber, go to a University. I didn’t want to do these things, I really didn’t know what my thing was but I had passion in the weights.”

The entire journey of his recovery and return to competitive bodybuilding was chronicled in the documentary feature film Calum Von Moger: Unbroken.

Calum Von Moger Talks Bulk In The Gym

Calum Von Moger shared a post earlier this month that hinted at a potential comeback to bodybuilding. He has shared different videos and physique updates as he recently put on an incredible amount of muscle.

“I think it wasn’t until really in January that I got back into training again. Yeah, consistent and then I started eating again. So yeah, bulked up. I was looking pretty lean back then.”


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Von Moger has done much more than improve his physical appearance in the gym. He explained to Cutler that the gym helps his process mentally as well.

“I don’t feel myself when I haven’t worked out. That’s when we spoke that last time. I wasn’t feeling myself at all. Honestly, I will say having injuries and having a little different look to the completely uninjured look, it was demotivating.

I lost a lot of that motivation and excitement because I knew it would never be like that but I got it back. I’ve accepted everything. I probably just had to process it and it took a little bit longer to come to terms with what’s going on and where I’m at. Once I accepted that, I could go to the gym. It’s not about trying to be looking like this for Mr. Universe. It’s more about just going there to get the pump.”

Calum Von Moger is a former bodybuilding champion that is back in the gym with an improved mindset. It has worked in the short-term adding weight and now, Von Moger will look to make further improvements. If a bodybuilding return is on the horizon, fans will be excited to see him back on stage.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.