50-YO Legend With 4 Mr. Olympia Trophies Shares the Correct Way to Do Leg Press: “Lot of People Are Training Barefoot These Days”

Published 01/23/2024, 1:31 PM EST

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Experience often speaks louder than words, and when four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler shares advice, it’s time to pay attention. Lower feet, flat soles, and a dash of wisdom – elevate your workout game, as revealed by the quad stomps.

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In a YouTube short video, the bodybuilding beast embarks on the fewer press exercises, he emphasizes the importance of targeting the quads. Let’s get to know the details of the correct way to conquer leg day.

Jay Cutler’s advice to perform leg-day perfectly

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At the beginning, Cutler said, “I’m working quads, so I’m gonna keep my feet lower on the platform,” he said, emphasizing the importance of foot placement. He opts to keep his feet lower on the platform, a strategy aimed at hitting the lower quad muscles with precision.

The 50-year-old highlighted the key is a flat sole. “I know a lot of people are training barefoot these days,” he mentions, acknowledging the trend, but reality strikes – not all gyms allow barefoot workouts. The solution? Opt for shoes with minimal sole thickness. Additionally, “Whether it’s the atomic shoes, Jordan ones, your Vans, your Converse, whatever it is,” suggests the bodybuilding beast.

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The rationale behind this footwear choice is simple yet effective – avoiding shoes with a colossal sole. By doing so, he ensures a direct and effective engagement of the lower quad muscles, making each leg press count. “I know some of you guys train in weightlifting, but I’m going to focus on ten to twelve repetitions with this,” says Cutler. This repetition range strikes a balance between intensity and endurance, creating a challenging yet manageable leg press routine.

As he asked his viewers to pay attention to his feet position on the platform – it was very low. This intentional move aims to hit the lower quads, ensuring a workout that’s not just effective but also targeted.  In a throwback video, Cutler revealed a surprising fact about his legs. When he was young, his body was out of balance, and he couldn’t even wear jeans because of it.

An intriguing story about his legs and how he fixed it!

Cutler revealed an extraordinary detail about his physique, disclosing that during his youth, he struggled with an imbalanced body. However, through dedicated training, he successfully transformed it into a proportionate and sculpted form. Cutler shared his struggles, recalling high school days when fitting into jeans was a challenge due to the shape of his thighs.

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Once he started training, his thighs developed, especially his quad sweep, which is usually tough to build. Cutler, known for his leg strength, acknowledged it as a genetic gift, proudly being recognized as one of the best bodybuilders with impressive legs in the world.

With these insights, your leg press routine will not only be engaging but also effective. Step into the gym with confidence, channeling the spirit of Cutler, and let your quads feel the difference.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Hi, I'm Arpita Shrivastava, a fitness and bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. When I started college, my fascination shifted to combat sports and I began training for Judo. I did it for two years until an injury compelled me to step away from the mat.
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