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“Had Feathered Legs and Christmas Tree Back”: 4x Mr. Olympia Reminiscence Unseen Footage of His First-Ever Competition in Vegas

Published 02/05/2023, 5:30 PM EST

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The 4-time Mr. Olympia, Jay Cutler, has been immersed in the world of bodybuilding since he was a teenage kid. When he was just 19 years old,  he won the heavyweight class at the NPC Teen Nationals in 1993. Needless to say, he was a talented young man. Not only was he talented, but he was also massive, and trained like a beast.

Watching Jay Cutler during his formative years would be a treat. Getting an exclusive sneak peek into what was his state of body and mind during the days leading up to his first Mr. Olympia would be a privilege. Thanks to Cutler, we now have a snippet of the same.

Jay Cutler Gives a Sneak Peek Into His First Mr. Olympia

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In his Instagram stories, Jay Cutler just posted exclusive footage of him from his younger days. In the video, Cutler is seen training hard, showing off the behemoth of a man that he was, and still is in fact.

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Cutler also gave an insight into his old days in the bodybuilding world and what his first Mr. Olympia was like for him. He said, “I mean I trained. I looked amazing. I had a lot of muscularity. You know, I had the feathered legs, and I had the Christmas tree back.” Well, he sure did. He still has one of the best physiques in the bodybuilding community, which might be an explanation for why the man has 4 Mr. Olympia titles and several other ones.

 

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In addition to reminiscing about the days leading up to his first Mr. Olympia, he also revealed a surprising fact.

Life Has Come a Full Circle for Cutler

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The first Mr. Olympia that Jay Cutler participated in, was way back in 1999. It took place in Las Vegas. Cutler remembers, “And that was., you know, the first time it was actually at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. So it’s kind of… you know… full circle.” 

And the reason why his life has come full circle is, he now lives in Las Vegas. “Kind of strange that I eventually moved to Las Vegas and here I am in Vegas.. you know, spending probably the rest of my life here. You know.. the rest of my career finished here.”

 

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Cutler has a special bond with Vegas. His home, his investments, his gyms, it’s all there in Vegas. And by the looks of it, Cutler is going to be in Las Vegas for a long time.

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Apoorva Behl

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Apoorva Behl is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Master's degree in Law from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Besides being a lawyer, she has a passion for reading and a penchant for writing.
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Anupama Ghosh