Not Ice Baths or Sauna, but 50 YO Jay Cutler Names a Simple Daily Activity As the Best Recovery Method: “Even if It’s 20 Minutes, It’s Very Beneficial”

Published 10/04/2023, 3:49 PM EDT

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Bodybuilding legend Jay Cutler, who defeated 8x Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman in 2006, has been very open about his lifestyle choices. He often shares his opinion through social media platforms. Whether it is exercise, diet, or his favorite cars. He is one of the most successful bodybuilders of all time and recently opined on a topic that most people don’t talk about.

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In a recent podcast with Manager Matt, which was uploaded to his YouTube channel Cutler Cast, he shared a very important element that helps people recover faster.

Jay Cutler’s mantra: Early to bed, early to rise 

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The four times Mr. Olympia has been following strict routines from a young age. However, there’s one thing he consistently advocates for, and that’s getting a good sleep. He openly advised people to have great sleep, saying that even a short nap can do wonders.

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In the video, the Bodybuilding giant shared his sleep schedule. “I just laid down at nine o’clock and I woke up early and, uh, I did take a nap during the day too.” He emphasized the importance of these sleeping habits, even for bodybuilders and athletes. “I mean, they always say naps as a bodybuilder or some are athletes like short even if it’s 20 minutes is very beneficial,” said the bodybuilding GOAT. In today’s time, everybody is trying different methods to recover after an intense workout session to relax their muscles.

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They often talk about the latest recovery trends like ice baths and saunas, but in Cutler’s opinion, “everything else is like recovery where they forget that the sleep is number one.” Quality sleep is often disregarded but plays a crucial role in overall well-being. Earlier, Cutler had talked about how to take care of oneself as one grows older.

It’s crucial to take care when you age, says Cutler

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In another video, Cutler was seen talking about age and how it affects the bodybuilder while trying to maintain fitness when they grow older. Jay emphasized that it’s hard to stay fit as bodybuilders age, using old exercise and diet plans, weight can be tough to maintain.

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As you get older, we have to be more conscious about how much we drag around. It’s no good on the heart and everything else,” he said in the video. He also pointed out that many veteran bodybuilders still carry a lot of excess weight, which isn’t good for their health. After all, it’s all about being flexible according to your age, don’t you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Arpita Shrivastava

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Arpita Shrivastava is a bodybuilding writer at EssentiallySports. She holds a Master's Degree in Mass communication. She has done her graduation in Hindi literature From Delhi University.
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