His 50th birthday is still a long way off, but Cutler is wasting no time.
Even in well-deserved retirement, four-time Mr. Olympia (2006-2007, 2009-2010) Jay Cutler has made it a point to maintain his fitness and nutrition. On his various media platforms, the 49-year-old bodybuilding icon regularly posts coaching updates, his latest goals and his wisdom to those who may wish to follow in his footsteps. As Cutler begins to contemplate a major milestone in his life — he will turn 50 on August 3, 2023 — he is working diligently to stay healthy.
On November 28, 2022, Cutler shared a video on his YouTube where he works through a shoulder and triceps routine that includes 11 separate exercises (including some calf finishers). He says it’s part of a personal challenge as he approaches the next phase of his fitness life.
Ahead of practice, Cutler shared how his work at the gym is going these days. While he remained in the public eye with recent back exercises of calendar year 2022, he has not always described his current physical condition. Based on the feelings surrounding that recent workout, Cutler doesn’t seem to be in a rush. It is gradually moving towards its long-term objectives.
“Training is going well,” Cutler says. “We are working towards this ‘Fit for 50.’ I got up and did the stairs this morning. I’m on a mission, man. I only did 30 minutes, so I’m not in the thick of it.
As for why he remains so devoted to the gym and the kitchen, Cutler explains that this routine is part of what he calls a “planned transformation” underway with his 50th birthday drawing closer every month. In mid-October 2022, after posing with influencer Lexx Little, some speculated that Cutler was seeking a competitive comeback as a Masters bodybuilder. He quickly quashed those rumours, noting that he just wanted to maintain a high level of individual health.
Here’s a look at Cutler’s complete shoulder and tricep workout at a glance:
Jay Cutler | “Fit for 50” Shoulder and Triceps Workout
- High seat recline Shoulder press with dumbbells — Three sets
- Seated chest supported Side elevation – Two games
- Machine Rear Delt Cable Crossover – A game
- Incline Barbell Front Lever – A game
- Back Tilt Delt Flye – Two games
- triceps extension machine – Two games
- Tricep Pushdown Cable – A game
- Kneeling Rope Triceps Push Up – Two games
- Seated Cable Aerial Triceps Extension – A game
- Seated Calf Raise – A game
- leg press Calf raise – A game
During the workout itself, Cutler says he occasionally changed segments and focus areas of his upper body. workout splits. He remains proficient in this aspect of his training, but it doesn’t seem to be something he enjoys.
“I went back and forth,” Cutler said. “I put my arms together, I made chest and the triceps. But now I do shoulders and triceps. And ask me why I part arm workout, where I train most of the body parts together like the legs. I hate guns. For my first viewers, I hate training arms.
Post-workout, Cutler explains that the window after one is done training is the most critical time to build up adequate nutrition for recovery and strength building. Regardless of her preferences, Cutler says any way to get protein into the body as quickly as possible is ideal.
“Post-workout nutrition is the most important nutrient,” Cutler says. “But the question is, are protein shakes better post-workout or are whole foods better post-workout? I think having immediate protein for your body to replenish is always great. Then, followed by an hour of truly digestible food.
With no plans for a competitive return in the near future, Cutler is free to experiment with his workouts, training, and general influence on the bodybuilding world as he pleases. The living legend certainly seems to appreciate the power he wields with his massive platform, and it’s probably not something he takes lightly. For this strength sports titan, he can become “Fit for 50” at his own pace.
Featured Image: JayCutlerTV on YouTube