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Bodybuilding Beast Jay Cutler Recently Shared His Larger-Than-Fame Motivation Behind Still Working Out at 49

Published 10/30/2022, 1:05 PM EDT

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Bodybuilders create an indestructible bond with the sport, especially with their sanctuary, the gym. It makes one wonder what motivates them to hit the gym and lift some weight despite retiring from the sport. At 49, Jay Cutler, the 4x Mr Olympia, described going to the gym as his favorite part of the day. In a recent interview, he gave an interesting perspective on training.

He stood strong despite going close to winning the title several times. The four-time Mr. Olympia focussed on what was important and made the right effort to clinch the title. Fair to say, the story of Cutler’s victory is gaining more significance with each passing day, considering the rising trend of giving up in the face of adversity. Besides, he continues to embrace the sport in his style, as discussed in the interview.


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Jay Cutler trains differently now

Post-retirement training involves working out to maintain one’s physique in a good shape rather than building muscle, gaining weight, and expanding horizons. It is the same in the case of Cutler. However, there is something more to it. Regarding the training, he said that it was a sense of relief for him. Cutler followed a strict regime in diet, and workout and maintained a lifestyle that was conducive to emerging victorious in the sport.

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Also, he didn’t resort to any extremes and followed a sustained practice. Though he doesn’t have a fixed regime as against the days he competed for the title, he trains sincerely every day whenever he finds time. However, he doesn’t prefer to train too late in the evening.


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Besides, he describes the time he spends in the gym as “meditation.” Connecting the dots, one can say that Cutler finds immense joy and peace hitting the gym, and it’s an irreplaceable part of his daily routine.

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The elite bodybuilder is also renowned for his insightful opinions and understanding of the sport. His approach and style are time-tested and have been hugely successful, as evident in his roaring victories. Cutler emphasizes doing what works for him.

One would find him doing a lot of squats, rows, pullovers, etc. because they are effective. Moreover, he suggests adding sets, not reps, which contributes to dense muscularity. Most importantly, he gives a lot of importance to sleep, which is a time for rest and recovery. Cutler concluded by saying“I need to make sure I get enough sleep. That’s the most important thing.”


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Ramya Bachu

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Ramya Bachu is a US Sports author for Essentially Sports. Ramya has a Master’s degree in Psychology. She strongly believes in the power of discipline, consistency, and willingness to learn to achieve greater heights.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar