Twelve years—that’s how long it’s been since Jay Cutler finished lower than runner-up in a bodybuilding contest. During that span, he’s strung together an improbable tally of 15 firsts and 10 seconds.
He’s been in the top two at the Mr. Olympia a record 10 times, winning on four occasions. He won three consecutive Arnold Classics before stopping. Since 2000, the only three men who have defeated him—Ronnie Coleman, Dexter Jackson, and Phil Heath—are fellow Mr. Olympias.
This year, recovering from a biceps injury, he forwent competition for the first time in 15 years and focused on his business ventures. Next year, he turns the big 4-0. Have we seen Jay Cutler in trunks for the last time? If so, his 11 consecutive years of excellence up to now stand as one of the greatest accomplishments in bodybuilding history.
In honor of his 25 straight top-two finishes, we’ve assembled 25 techniques Cutler used to ascend to heights where only Mr. Olympias reside and remain there for more than a decade.
In this issue, we recognize IFBB Pro Jay Cutler to be the Bodybuilder of the decade with all his accomplishments.
In addition we have a whole lot more so take a look at the table of contents below: