Jay Cutler Shares Full Chest Workout in YouTube Video

The bodybuilding legend offered tips to try as well.

Jay Cutler hasn’t stepped foot onstage in a competitive capacity since placing 6th at the 2013 Mr. Olympia, but the four time Olympia winner and three-time Arnold Classic champion is still regarded as one of the most popular figures in bodybuilding.

Cutler recently posted a new YouTube video which gives viewers a glimpse at a full workout he did in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently resides. His YouTube channel has shared training clips and insights in the past but what made this video different is that it includes the majority of the session he did on that day along with sets and reps.

About Jay Cutler

Cutler turned pro in 1996 and earned his first victory at the 2000 Night of Champions show. He became a top contender for the Mr. Olympia when he finished in a controversial second place to champion Ronnie Coleman.

He won the Arnold Classic three straight times from 2002 until 2004. Cutler placed 2nd at the Olympia three more times in 2003, 2004, and 2005 before taking the title from Coleman in 2006. He would repeat in 2007 before losing the title in 2008 to Dexter Jackson.

In 2009, Cutler became the first man in bodybuilding history to reclaim the Mr. Olympia after losing it and won it for the final time in 2010. In 2011, he injured his bicep in training but still finished in 2nd place behind Phil Heath. 2013 was his last appearance onstage where he finished in 6th place. 

The Workout

The workout shows him training calves first before chest which he said was normal. His workout featured a combination of machine and free weight exercises. Traditionally he has been known to perform 8-12 reps per set but this workout showed him occasionally doing up to 15.

The summary of the workout is below. In the video, he shares tips and tricks that he had used to maximize the benefits of the exercises he did.


Standing Calf Raise Machine – 2 “Feel Sets” and 3 work sets of 10-12 reps

Seated Calf Raise Machine – 3 sets of 10-12 reps

Donkey Calf Raise Machine – 3 sets of 12 reps


Incline Machine Press – 2 “Feel Sets” and 3 work sets of 12-15 reps

Flat Dumbbell Press – 3 sets of 10 reps

Cable Crossover – 3 sets of 12 reps

Horizontal Chest Press Machine – 3 sets of 11 reps

Dumbbell Pullover – 3 sets of 8 reps

At the end of the video, Cutler stepped on a scale which showed him weighing 256 pounds. For perspective, he competed around 260 pounds near the end of his onstage career and in his prime would weigh around 300 pounds in his offseason.

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