Summer Fitness – Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler hits 4 times chest and biceps



Olympia Jay Cutler may be retiring four times from competition, but he hasn’t let his foot off the gas in the gym. On April 1, 2022, Cutler uploaded a file Chest and biceps exercises On his YouTube channel, JayCutlerTVas he prepares for summer activities without a shirt.

The Massachusetts native had one of the most iconic races in bodybuilding history, ending Ronnie Coleman’s eight-year tenure as Mr. Olympia in 2006. Cutler went on to win the prestigious bodybuilding title three more times (2007, 2009, 2010). After a competitive career, Cutler has achieved success as a businessman and remains one of the most famous figures in the industry.

Check out the chest and biceps training session in the video below. For reference, the workout starts at 8:44:

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Jay Cutler Chest, Biceps and Calves Workout

Cutler’s video began with his regular comedy scene with his partner Angie Feliciano. After the opening laughs, Cutler rendezvoused with top producers at JayCutler TV David Burlett at the Kilo Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Tivoli Village of Summerlin for the training session.

In addition to sharing his workout, Cutler intended the video to help his followers find some motivation this midweek:

Everyone should be in the summer cycle of physical transformation.

Here is a breakdown of each exercise Cutler has included in his summer preparation training:

Standing Calf Lift

Burlett noticed that Cutler begins his training with calves. Cutler’s reasoning is straightforward:

Prioritize the weakest muscle group.

Cutler mentioned that most people have less energy to train calves after a full workout and suggests it’s best to train them first:

How much blood is left to distribute to your calves.

The standing leg raise emphasizes the calf muscle (the biceps muscle below the knee in the back of the leg) that plays a huge role in the aesthetics of the lower leg. As shown in the video, Cutler explained that he warm up and then do three sets. Chooses a dual pump calf lift to increase deflation and lift heavy loads.

Automatic Calf Raise

The seated calf raise emphasizes the sole – the muscle below the most fleshy calf muscle that contributes to the aesthetics of the lower leg. Two groups are shown in the video, with Cutler noting that the area he’s targeting is “a little bit of a calf.”

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Sloping Hammer Press

Cutler begins his chest exercises with an inclined hammer machine. He adjusts the bench to a low position and creates space between his back and the device so he can squeeze in an arc motion for a complete chest contraction. He performed several hierarchical weight warm-up groups for three workgroups. Its goal is to maintain constant tension in the chest.

incline dumbbell press

Cutler tends to do more incline movements, so he switches to incline press with dumbbells. His rest periods between sets lasted 45-60 seconds and he emphasized that he “presses” each rep.

Smith machine press

The Smith machine press is a great choice to mimic a traditional flat bench press but without much of the safety hazard which is why Cutler prefers the free weight variant.

I am totally against sitting flat.

The former team beast talked about being so strong on the bench press at one point that it would tear off 405 pounds. However, he fell back after straining the chest muscles – there was no further injury exposure that wasn’t worth the bigger lifts.

cable hoisting machine

Cutler did a seated cable machine chest exercise next. It was a hybrid between press and flye. The fly is great for feeling the contraction in the chest muscles and involves more rounding of the arm. Cutler noticed that his back arched similarly to his shape during the inclined hammer press. He made two sets and took the latter to failure.


Cutler finished his session with some biceps exercises, including alternating standing biceps, seated machine curls, free weight barbell curls, machine preacher rolls, and seated biceps exercises.

After working out the chest, biceps, and legs, Cutler talked about his upcoming shows. The Jay Cutler Desert Classic in Las Vegas on April 9, 2022, and the Boston Jay Cutler Desert Classic in Lane, Massachusetts on April 16, 2022.

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The Complete Cutler Workout

Here is Cutler’s complete workout routine from this session:

  • Standing calf raise (machine) – 3 sets x 12
  • seated calf raise (machine) – 2 sets x 10-12
  • Tilting Hammer Chest Press – 3 sets x 10-12 reps
  • incline dumbbell press – 2 sets x 12 reps
  • Smith machine flat press 3 sets
  • cable hoisting machine – 2 sets
  • Alternating standing biceps
  • hair curling machine
  • Barbell curl free weight
  • Preacher Curl Machine
  • Seated cable biceps trainer

As summer approaches, Cutler’s goal is similar for many – to get a beach-ready fitness track. Being a former bodybuilding champion, he knows a few tricks to make it happen.

Featured Image: @jaycutler on Instagram


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