Jay Cutler shares his list of the best bodybuilders to ever step on stage.
Four-time Mr. Olympia champion Jay Cutler recently revealed his list of top five bodybuilders of all time. The legendary bodybuilder provided his list of all-time greats in response to an audience question in recent YouTube video.
Jay Cutler is one of the greatest bodybuilders to ever step onto a competitive stage. A four-time Mr. Olympia who has shared the stage with some of the most impressive bodybuilders ever, Cutler is uniquely qualified to speak on who he believes is the best of the best.
On a recent video posted to YouTube Jay Cutler got into the discussion about who he believes to be the top five best bodybuilders of all time. For the uninitiated the list may be a bit of wake up call. But for those in the know, you may be able to guess who adorned Cutler’s list of all time great bodybuilders. While it may not be his exhaustive list of all the possible bodybuilding candidates deserving of being called the best, it still highlights the Mount Rushmore of bodybuilding.
On his list of bodybuilders, Jay Cutler acknowledged Ronnie Coleman, Dorian Yates, and Lee Haney as some of the best of the best.
“Someone asked me who are the top five bodybuilders and why — of all time. Which, listen, I’m going to say [Ronnie] Coleman just because he put the body past whatever we thought,” said Cutler. “I think Dorian Yates because he changed the game. He definitely changed what it was all about. You have to put Lee Haney in there. That’s the third — he set the first record.”
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Jay Cutler would go on to list two more influential figures who dominated the game during the Golden Era of the sport. Those two bodybuilders were none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sergio Oliva.
“For sure Arnold [Schwarzenegger] right. Arnold is in there 100 percent. So we have Lee Haney, Dorian Yates, Ronnie Coleman, Arnold Schwarzenegger — and there’s one more that I would say — as one of the greatest bodybuilders… I would almost have to say Sergio Oliva. Sergio was way ahead of his time and that’s why.”
Each one of these bodybuilders changed the game in some capacity and are cemented as all-time greats because of it. Some would put Jay Cutler on the shortlist of all-time great bodybuilders as well because of his own accomplishments in the game. It’s certainly a great list and hard to argue against.
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