Jay Cutler Training
Jay Cutler has been a consistent winner since he turned pro bodybuilder at the age of 23. His 2009 Mr. Olympia win was just one more in a very long line of wins. Mr. Olympia is quite an accomplishment for any bodybuilder and Jay Cutler is a three-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title. Jay Cutler is remarkable in his dedication and consistency as well as his scientific method and detailed logs of every facet of his training. He is consistent only when it proves effective and this shows up particularly in his training routines.
Up until 2003, Jay Cutler performed a double split routine, which was high volume, intense and involved 2 sessions per day. This worked for him then but after 2003 Mr. Olympia competition when his bid for the title failed, he modified that to stop double splits, decrease volume and increase intensity.
In 2008, he changed the routine further and increased volume in some routines and changed his timing to a 5-day split. Whatever schedule exists for a Jay Cutler training routine it written in stone as far as he is concerned, and as he approached the 2009 Mr. Olympia competition he modified his routines to work on areas necessary.
Training Monday - Abs, Delts, Traps and Triceps
Training Tuesday - Back
Training Wednesday - Rest
Training Thursday – Abs, Forearms Chest and Biceps
Training Friday – Quads
Training Saturday – Abs Hamstrings and Calves
Training Sunday – Rest
There were a few lessons however for the interested to learn from Jay Cutler’s changes over the years and particularly his changes to his training routines as he approaches a competition.
Lesson number one would have to be, if it worked before and does not work now, change it! He certainly did to good effect. Sleeping schedules, diet, reps, exercises, whatever is necessary to sculpt his body into the perfect form, he does.
The second lesson is that though Jay Cutler’s training routine was high volume for years he turned down the numbers and increased the intensity with great results.
The third lesson is perhaps the hardest and that would be that one change in the training routine might make other necessary. If it is necessary to reduce the amount of training done then it may be necessary to increase protein or some other factor. The body is a whole and Jay Cutler creates training routines that treat it as a whole.
It would be unwise for anyone to attempt the type of intensity of a Jay Cutler training routine unless they built up to it and even then he has a killer routine that might be considered overtraining for anyone with less muscle mass and body strength. However, the general techniques he uses may benefit anyone’s routine if applied with common sense and with their own bodies in mind.
Fans and reporters held Jay Cutler in high regard for his unvarying adherence to his training routine and his diet (he diets the year round) for years, but when push came to shove he demonstrated he is on top because he can adapt.