Go on any bodybuilding forum or subreddit, and you’ll see one question brought up regularly: Who’s the best bodybuilder of all time? It’s a discussion that spans different eras and pits aesthetic physiques from decades ago against the mass monsters of more recent years.
Fans certainly have opinions on who’s on top of the heap, but what about the competitors? In a recent video, four-time Mr. Olympia Jay Cutler — who is near the top of plenty of people’s lists — gave his opinion of the top five bodybuilders of all time. Check it out below:
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Jay Cutler’s Top Five Bodybuilders of All Time
Cutler was quick to rattle off his top five in the video, so it’s something he’s likely given thought to already. Here they are:
Cutler didn’t specify if these names were in any particular order. Still, Coleman’s feud with Cutler was so legendary that it’s no surprise Coleman was mentioned first. Cutler pointed out that “The King” earned a spot on his list by pushing the human body past what everyone thought was possible with his size.
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Cutler also gave six-time Olympia winner Dorian Yates credit for ushering in an era of freaky size. Haney made it onto the list for being the first competitor ever to win eight Olympia titles. Only Coleman has matched that mark since.
Cutler ended with Schwarzenegger and Oliva, who he said were both ahead of their time. Schwarzenegger ended his career with seven Mr. Olympia wins, while Oliva finished with three.
Best of the Rest
Cutler mentioned two other names as honorable mentions. The first was Phil Heath, who won seven Mr. Olympia titles and was the most dominant bodybuilder of the past 15 years. The second was Dexter Jackson, one of the all-time winningest bodybuilders. Jackson also famously beat Cutler in 2008 for his lone Mr. Olympia.
Jay Cutler’s 2022 Mr. Olympia Prediction
Cutler also gave a firm prediction on who he believes will walk away as champ at the 2022 Mr. Olympia. And no surprise, he’s going with Mamdouh “Big Ramy” Elssbiay to pull off a three-peat.
“If you asked me earlier in the year, I would have probably been uncertain — probably would have been pushing towards Brandon [Curry],” Cutler says. “But now I’d have to say Big Ramy’s got it in the bag.”
More 2022 Olympia Predictions
Want to know what some of the other top names in the industry think will happen at the 2022 Mr. Olympia? Here are more predictions:
- 7-Time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath Reveals Who He Thinks Can Dethrone Big Ramy This Year
- Samir Bannout Says Derek Lunsford Can Crack the Top 5 at the 2022 Mr. Olympia
- Big Ramy Reveals His Three Biggest Threats at the 2022 Mr. Olympia
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