4-Time Olympia Winner Goes against Mike Mentzer and Dorian Yates to Reveal His Bodybuilding Secrets

Published 09/05/2023, 9:10 AM EDT

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Aesthetics and muscularity are essential in bodybuilding. A strength athlete works on his body for years to achieve chiseled perfection. Various intellectual waves are propounding the ideal ways to train the body. Two pedagogies stand in direct contrast to each other. While Arnold Schwarzenegger swears by high-volume training, Mike Mentzer propounds high-intensity training. There are myriad ways to reach the destination, but these iconic bodybuilding giants set the benchmark for greatness. They gave options to Sandow trophy lifters to choose the best regiment to achieve their desired goals. 4x Mr. Olympia, who retired from bodybuilding in 2013, chose the pump.

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Jay Cutler is going through a Fit for 50 journey this year. Moreover, the mass monster has found newer ways to connect with his audiences. In Cutler Cast’s podcast, the bodybuilding behemoth spoke about some training essentials and let the secret out regarding his preferred method.

Jay Cutler goes against the trend

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On YouTube, the Quad Stomper posted a shoulder training workout. He revealed that he follows the high-volume method, going against the style of Dorian Yates and Mike Mentzer. He said, “I know it’s kind of funny. I see videos, and people say, Don’t you know it’s all about, you know, taking the muscle to failure and tearing fibers or whatever else? and then some people say, Oh, the pump doesn’t do it.” The 50-year-old disagreed. “Pump for me does itYeah, I find a happy medium of pump and fiber breakdown, stretching fascia,” Cutler added, continuing his fitness transformation journey. 

Cutler is famous for dethroning Ronnie Coleman and ending his eight-time winning streak. Furthermore, he garnered popularity for making a remarkable comeback against Dexter Jackson in 2009. The feat earned him the moniker Comeback Kid. So, the mass monster speaks from decades of experience. In his prime, the five-foot-nine-inch bodybuilder weighed around 290 lbs, and his thighs reached up to 30 inches. However, some bodybuilders used the high-intensity training of Mike Mentzer. They, too, displayed massive success.

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Dorian Yates is committed to high-intensity training

One such bodybuilder was Dorian Yates, who won the Mr. Olympia title six times (1992–1997). The beast spent hours at the Temple gym pushing his muscles to failure. He would work out only four days a week at the gym. 

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In a resurfaced video, the English Pro said, “Everybody was training six days a week and 20 sets, and all this stuff from the Arnold era, and it didn’t make sense to me. I read Arthur Jones’s writings; who’s the guy that built the Nautilus machines… and Mike Mentzer, of course, carried on that high-intensity training.”

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Yates and Cutler continue to train long after their retirements and look incredibly jacked. Moreover, they guide others in pursuit of fitness, using their skills and expertise. The varied methods of training help strengthen knowledge. These titans show that if one has the determination and rigor to achieve excellence, it can be done either through high volume or high intensity. What is your preferred method? Let us know in the comments.

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Pallavi Das is a Bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Masters's Degree from a premier University in the United Kingdom. Pallavi has over two years of experience as a Communications Associate.
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