Jay Cutler Shares 5 Exercises Needed To Build The Perfect Chest

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4-Time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler took viewers through a chest workout to build size.

Four-time Mr. Olympia champion, Jay Cutler knows plenty about building the perfect physique and what it takes to do so. In this post, we detail Jay Cutler’s five much-needed exercises to build the perfect chest in the gym after he went through a workout in his gym. 

Cutler was part of one of the greatest bodybuilding rivalries in history with Ronnie Coleman. He ended Coleman’s streak of eight consecutive Olympia victories in 2006. He would win back-to-back titles before losing to Dexter Jackson in 2008. Cutler would rebound with two more victories in 2009-10.

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Cutler continues to share his knowledge with the next generation of gym goers and help them improve themselves in the gym.

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Jay Cutler’s Perfect Chest Workout

Jay Cutler took viewers on YouTube through an entire workout and hit five different exercises:

Incline Seated Chest Press Machine

Cutler began his workout by hitting calves and the cardio bike. He then moved to the incline seated chest press machine. Cutler made sure to focus on reps and contractions before stretching out the muscle.

“I could go heavier on this, as you can see. Remember the rest times guys, 45 seconds. Basically if a partner was going, I would go. Again, I’m focusing on the reps and the contractions.”

Incline Machine Flyes

The movement used to stretch the muscle after contracting was the incline press machine. This was done on a plate-loaded machine. If your gym does not have that, dumbbell flyes are a great alternative.

“If you guys notice, I keep the seat really low on these, almost on the lowest one when doing chest.”


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Iso Hammer Strength Bench Press

Jay Cutler moved onto the bench press and was able to use the iso-lateral machine. He admitted to being a fan of this machine because of the iso-lateral arms. He began with a warmup before adding weight for working sets.

“Anytime I have the opportunity to use this hammer strength piece, I love. Number one, it’s iso lateral. The original one was basically one component together. This one has the iso lateral arms.”

Pec Deck

Cutler used a unique form when performing this exercise. He wanted to avoid using any other muscle and focused on the chest.

“A lot of times, you use your biceps, your shoulders, everything else, to do contractions. We want the chest to do all the work, which is really full right now.”

Dumbbell Bench Press

Cutler ended the session with dumbbell bench press. He did not have his feet on the floor. Instead, Cutler put them on the bench to create different balance and activate his core.

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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, NJ.com, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.