Jay Cutler’s Top Training Techniques
1. HAVE A PLAN
Planning is very crucial we do in life. Jay Cutler had struggled to become a man of fame right from his childhood. He was unrelenting and kept forging ahead despite all challenges and stiff competitions around him. Over 17 years, Jay Cutler planned his way to the top through training, eating as well as competing.
2. TURN UP THE VOLUME
Cutler has been a volume trainer. An eye witness confirmed watch him undertaking 10 strenuous back exercises for 43 sets in two workouts the same day. But what is only common to him is the fear of overtraining. He, nevertheless, stay focused on his primary goal of bodybuilding.
3. EMBRACE CHANGE
In 2004 Jay Cutler changed the way he did his routine and daily cores in favor of the tough preparation for Arnold Classic which he eventually won. He was not being stereotyped but adaptive to changes. He kept awake most nights to ensure he dotted his I’s and crossed his t’s.
4. MOVE FAST
He always undertakes fast moves and maintains the tempo at all times. He is fond of not resting for more than a minute in between sets.
5. USE HELPING HANDS
Most often than not, Cutler preferred to do his workouts with his team. He welcomes a helping hand when engaging in tough and strenuous exercises. Usually, the team contains two or three partners.
6. DOUBLEUP ON BACK
He concentrates more on back exercises. By the year 2005, his lat was almost as wide as Ronnie Coleman’s. He never gives up but continue to workout hard to meet his target.
7. GO ORGANIC
Cutler purchases organic chicken breasts, eggs, and beef. When you are free from eating food with chemicals, it is of immense benefit.
8. BOOST RECUPERATION
Taking time to rest or recover from the hectic session is equally important as the workouts as well. He went for a massage session at least once a week. The time for recuperation is essential and also assists his muscle growth.
9. DO UNILATERAL SETS
Cutler has a stronger and more muscular left limb. He takes extra effort to work individually on the weak parts while at the same time expanding his stronger side.
10. WORK YOUR WARMUPS
Undertake a warm-up session before diving into the proper workouts. Cutler does the same but fondly calls the warm-ups the “feel sets”. He normally gets this feel before the real weights.
11. DON’T COUNT REPS
Cutler considers counting reps a distraction. He always asks his trainers when he isn’t too sure of the exact count.
12. REMAIN PERSISTENT
Being persistent is an essential ingredient in this business. Jay Cutler was four times a runner up in Mr. Olympia contests. It must have been a frustrating experience. However, he kept working and became a 3 time Arnold Classic champion and he still stayed rightly focused.
13. SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
Cutler manages to bring in some forearm exercises in an ab set during his routine. He works hard on the part such as the lower legs and gives every part its due attention.
14. EAT, EAT, AND EAT SOME MORE
Jay Cutler understands the need for heavy calories and intake of protein, the main building block of human body cells. He does this even when he doesn’t really enjoy it. He eats frequently to meet up with the nutritional requirements to grow.
15. BUILD WITH BASICS
He always goes back to the basics. He knew he had to put on flesh to hang with Ronnie. Sometimes, he trained just like Ronnie to get results close to that of Ronnie’s.
16. ANALYZE EVERYTHING
Jay Cutler used to keep a diary of everything around him. He would take careful analysis of everything. This is vital in making important decisions. He stopped logging when he became a pro. However, he continued to analyze all.
17. LEARN FROM YOUR PEERS
He constantly learns from Coleman especially when he lost to him at the 2003 Mr. Olympia. He immediately started to study and train the way his successful rival did.
18. SUPPLEMENT STRATEGICALLY
Taking supplements is a must for competition. He has consistently been on special cutting edge sport nutrition.
19. STICK MOSTLY TO THE 8- TO 12-REP RANGE
In the past eight years, Jay Cutler barely strayed from the 10-12 range for his big body parts. Most often, the arms and calves were close to 12-15 range.
20. HEED THE SIGNS
Cutler had a serious injury in 2011, biceps tear. In recent times Jay Cutler avoids this by not going less than 10 reps per set.
21. HIT THE ANGLES
Cutler determines and studies which exercise best suited his desired physique. He would try to use different angles and with an emphasis on areas that are of interest to him.
22. AVOID MAJOR SHOCKS
He strictly sticks to his training schedule and never engages himself in all shock exercise from hell. So he hardly can remember any such instances.
23. IMPROVISE YOUR TRAINING
He has a training schedule and how each work out will go. But he rarely follows this dogmatically. He is rather more sensitive about how his muscles feel and adjust his training accordingly.
24. KEEP IT FUN
Having fun keeps you going and motivated at times. Jay Cutler knowing this, always keep a smile on his face.