Jay Cutler
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The biography, life, and accomplishments of Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is a four-time Olympia champion and one of the best known bodybuilders in the world. His approach to training and serious work ethic has translated outside of bodybuilding with his other ventures as he seeks to spread his knowledge to others.

Below is a complete breakdown of Jay Cutler’s profile, stats, biography, training, and diet regimens.

Full Name: Jay Cutler

Weight Height Date Of Birth
265-275 lbs. 5’9’’ 08/03/1973
Division Era Nationality
Men’s Open 1990, 2000, 2010 American

Jay Cutler
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Jay Cutler is an IFBB pro bodybuilder born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. He began working in his brother’s concrete pouring company at just 11 years old and credits the experience with developing his work ethic and desire to succeed at an early age.

In high school he excelled on the football team due to his natural size and strength, and decided to pursue bodybuilding after further developing his physique. In 1993, he graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice and in 1996 he earned his pro card after winning the Tournament of Champions.

Cutler relocated to California in 2000 to further his bodybuilding career. During the early 2000s, he signed endorsement deals with supplement brand MuscleTech and debuted his own line of athletic gear, Cutler Athletics. Throughout his career, Jay competed in dozens of competition, winning nearly half of them or finishing in the top three.

He won the Mr. Olympia titles in 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010. A biceps injury prevented him from competing in the 2011 tournament and he officially retired from the sport in 2013. He now continues to run Cutler Nutrition and Cutler Athletics to spread his knowledge onto others so they too can see amazing results like he has.

Jay Cutler
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Monday: Triceps, Abs, Traps & Delts

  • Triceps Cable Extension: 4 sets, 15 reps
  • Single Arm Extensions: 3 sets, 15 reps
  • Close-Grip Bench Press: 3 sets, 8 reps
  • French Press: 3 sets, 8 reps
  • Dumbbell Kickbacks: 3 set, 12 reps
  • Abs Crunches: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Rope Crunch: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Leg Lifts: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Delts Dumbbell Side Laterals: 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Dumbbell Press: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Side Lateral Cable: 3 sets, 10-12 reps
  • Front Raise with Olympic Bar: 2 sets, 10 reps
  • Bent Over Dumbbell Laterals: 3 sets, 10 reps

Tuesday: Back

  • Back Wide-Grip Pull-downs: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Bent Over Barbell Rows: 4 sets, 10 reps
  • Dead-Lifts: 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Close-Grip T-Bar Row: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Behind-the-Neck Pull-Downs: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Seated Rows: 3 sets, 10 reps
  • Hyperextensions: 3 sets, 10 reps

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: Biceps, Chest & Abs

  • Abs Crunches: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Rope Crunch: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Leg Lifts: 3 sets, 10 reps

Friday: Quads

Saturday: Calves, Hamstrings & Abs

  • Abs Crunches: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Rope Crunch: 3 sets, 20 reps
  • Hanging Leg Raise: 3 sets, 12 reps
  • Leg Lifts: 3 sets, 10 reps

Sunday: REST

Jay Cutler
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Jay Cutler believes that you should include supplements into your off-season nutrition meal plan. Eating a combination of carbohydrates and high-quality protein every 2-3 hours has been proven to be one of the most beneficial ways to increase lean muscle mass. Cutler tries to incorporate rice into his nutrition plan every day because of the benefits of complex carbohydrates which helps his strength when he hits the weights.

Meal 1

  • 15 Egg Whites
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 4 Slices of Ezekiel Toast
  • 1 cup of dry Ezekiel

Meal 2

  • 10 oz Steak
  • 2 cups of Rice

Meal 3

  • 10 oz Chicken
  • 4 Cups of Rice

Meal 4

  • 10 oz Buffalo Meat
  • 2 cups of Rice
Jay Cutler
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While Jay uses his own supplements of choice, it is important to know that supplements can help you see great gains and it just takes knowing which ones are the right ones as you look to achieve that.

Jay focuses on pre-workouts with natural ingredients that will provide energy and muscle pumps that help push through fatigue and see real muscle growth. At the end of his workouts, Jay is often seen taking a grass fed protein supplement to ensure growth, recovery and fulfilling his daily vital protein needs.

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Competition History

2011 Mr. Olympia2nd
2011 Sheru Classic2nd
2010 Mr. Olympia1st
2009 Mr. Olympia1st
2008 Mr. Olympia2nd
2007 Mr. Olympia1st
2006 Grand Prix Austria1st
2006 Grand Prix Holland1st
2006 Grand Prix Romania1st
2006 Mr. Olympia1st
2005 Mr. Olympia2nd
2004 Arnold Classic1st
2003 Grand Prix England1st
2003 Mr. Olympia2nd
2003 Ironman Pro Invitational1st
2003 San Francisco Pro Invitational1st
2003 Arnold Classic1st
2002 Arnold Classic1st
2001 Mr. Olympia2nd
2000 Mr. Olympia8th
2000 Joe Weider's World Pro Cup2nd
2000 Grand Prix England2nd
2000 Night of Champions1st
1999 Mr. Olympia15th
1999 Ironman Pro Invitational3rd
1999 Arnold Classic4th
1998 Night of Champions12th
1996 NPC Nationals1st
1993 NPC Teen Nationals1st

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