Jay Cutler: The Life of Mr. Olympia and How He Won the Title

“I don’t eat for taste; I eat for function”

Jay Cutler Jason Isaac Cutler. From a young age he always knew the value of work, and that with hard work you get what you want. This is something that appeared on him very quickly and saw for himself. At around the age of 11, he started working as a construction worker. Difficult work but it will give him the foundations for his success in the future. He started his bodybuilding training at the age of 18, and his hard training has seen him win many titles as a professional bodybuilder. Jay Cutler is now retired and hasn’t been competing since 2013.

In this article, we take a look at jay cutler before bodybuilding, and passion for bodybuilding as well as a record of the path he managed to achieve as Mr. Olympia. Today Jay Cutler is only training to stay in shape and change his diet, but he remains a role model for anyone who wants to get into bodybuilding because his background is exceptional.

Jay cutler before bodybuilding

jay cutler before bodybuilding
jay cutler before bodybuilding

Jay Cutler was born in Massachusetts in 1973, a period when some things were still possible. Born and raised in a large family, he was the youngest child in a family of 7 brothers and sisters. He has known competition since he was young.

The interesting thing is that he started working very early, at the age of eleven. His first job was in the family business, a company owned by his three brothers.

“I started working for my three brothers’ concrete company when I was 11 years old. Working in family businesses allowed me not only to make a lot of money, but also to experience the importance of a work ethic and how to work for something.”

But even though he had worked for years moving concrete blocks, lifting weights didn’t interest him anymore. It was a job and there was no fun doing it. His passion for sports and bodybuilding in particular did not show until long after he entered college.

“I started training bodybuilding in college and started doing well. I won the Teen Bodybuilding Championship as a teenager. From there, I started to transform.”

So it wasn’t until the age of 18 that he walked through the gym doors to lift weights. And again, at this time, he hadn’t seen himself becoming a professional bodybuilder. It is still a hobby. His dream at the time was to study criminal law because he wanted to become a correctional officer in a maximum security prison.

  • The first competition

During his college years, a passion was born in him. Jay started enjoying gyms and going there more and more. This prompts him to go there almost every day. Obviously, with this training, his body changes and develops with great strength. Seeing the new number, many people began to notice it. But, again, it is not in his mind to enter competitions.

It was his personal trainer from the gym who pushed him into competitions. And it was not until 1993, at the age of twenty, that he participated in his first bodybuilding competition. So he goes to bodybuilding competitions and tournaments by invitation. After reclassifying the men’s and teen heavyweight category, he finally realizes that he has real potential and that it’s possible to become a pro! Only then did the franc fall and decide to pursue a career in bodybuilding and fitness instead of law.

Jay Bodybuilder Career  

Jay Bodybuilder Career
Jay Bodybuilder Career

Over the next ten years, Jay consistently remained a professional. He participated in 23 competitions, won 11 of them, and was almost always in third place. And he became one of the greatest bodybuilders in the world.

Jay cutler and Ronnie coleman

Jay cutler and Ronnie coleman
Jay cutler and Ronnie coleman

Many athletes and fans even believed that jay cutler beats Ronnie Coleman in 2001 at Mr. Olympia. Ronnie Coleman was the undisputed legend at the time and remains the most successful man in the competition to this day.

But it wasn’t until 2006, at the age of 33, that he actually established himself and reached the pinnacle of his career. Between 2006 and 2010, they fought each otherPhil Heath, Jay Cutler and Ronnie Coleman in the prestigious bodybuilding competition: Mr. Olympia. And he won it every year except for 2008.

  • Time to retire

Today Jay Cutler retires. His last appearance as Mr. Olympia was in 2013. And although he did not win, Jay Cutler did enough to take his place among the sport’s legends. It came out of the circle as a symbol for building objects.

Jay Cutler Olympia

jay cutler olympia
jay cutler olympia

In 1999 AD, Jay participated in the Mr. Olympia competition, but this time he did not get a good position, and he participated in this competition in the following worlds, but did not win it, as Ronnie Coleman, bodybuilding champion, got first place in the Mr. Olympia championship from 1998 AD until 2005.

Then, in 2006, Jay defeated Ronnie Coleman and won for the first time the title of Mr. Olympia, and in 2007 Jay won for the second time the title of Mr. Olympia, but the following year he won the title of champion Dexter Jackson, but this year Jay won second place, and in In 2009, Jay won the title in this tournament, as well as in 2010, but in 2011 Phil Heath won the title, and the following year Jay was seriously injured, which made him unable to participate in the tournament.

In 2013 he got a very late place in the tournament, so he decided not to participate again and felt that it was the right time to retire, and he is now working in the trade where he owns a company in Las Vegas that specializes in the manufacture of nutritional supplements and he named the company after his name.

Ronnie Coleman amid secrets and trophies

Jay Cutler Championships in Bodybuilding :

1993 NPC Championship, Teen & Men heavyweight, 1st place

1993 NPC Teen Nationals, 1st

1995 NPC American Championships, Men’s Heavyweight, 1st place

1996 NPC Nationals, heavyweight, 1st place and professional card

1998 IFBB Night of Champions, 12th place

1999 IFBB Arnold Classic Center

1999 IFBB Ironman Pro Invitational, 3rd place

2000 IFBB Night of Champions, 1st place

2000 Second England Grand Prix

2000 Joe Weider World Cup Professionals, second place

2000 Mr. Olympia, 8th place

2001 Mr. Olympia, second place

2002 Arnold Classic, 1st place

2003 Arnold Classic, 1st place

2003 Mr. Olympia, second place

2003 Ironman Pro Invitational, 1st place

2003 San Francisco Pro Invited, 1st place

2003 Russian Grand Prix, 2nd place

2003 GNC Show of Strength, 2nd place

2003 Dutch Grand Prix, 1st place

2003 British Grand Prix, 1st place

2004 Arnold Classic, 1st place

2004 Mr. Olympia, 2nd place

2005 Mr. Olympia, second place

2006 Austrian Grand Prix, 1st place

2006 Romanian Grand Prix, 1st place

2006 Dutch Grand Prix, 1st place

2006 Mr. Olympia, 1st place

2007 Mr. Olympia, 1st place

2008 Mr. Olympia, second place

2009 Mr. Olympia, 1st place

2010 Mr. Olympia, 1st place

2011 Mr. Olympia, second place

2011 Shiro Classic, 2nd place

2013 Mr. Olympia, third place

Jay Cutler back muscles

Jay Cutler back muscles
Jay Cutler back muscles


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