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I was born August 3, 1973 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the youngest of seven. At a young age, I began working for my brother’s concrete business. This is where I developed quite a physique, which later provided the foundation for my bodybuilding career. I began training on my 18th birthday. What started as training only to look better, quickly led to competitions. My first show was at age 19 at the Teen Nationals in Raleigh, NC, in which I placed first. From here, my bodybuilding career and love for competing steamrolled. Over the next 20 years, I went on to train and compete in numerous shows, earning myself many victories and a lot of accomplishments.
After skipping the Arnold in 2005 and winning second at that year’s Olympia, 2006 was the year I boldly informed my fans and critics that this would be the year I would have my name etched into bodybuilding history by becoming the Mr. Olympia. With lots of intense training at Gold’s Gym, I did just that. I won my first Mr. Olympia title, beating the reigning champ, Ronnie Coleman.
Being the new Mr. O was an amazing experience, I was never so busy. I purchased a new home in February of 2007, my dream home, just outside Summerlin, NV. Although it took the entire spring and summer to adjust and settle into my new home, I didn’t once forget the importance of training. I went on to win the Olympia for the second year in a row in the fall, but not without difficulty from an improved Victor Martinez.
After losing my Mr. O title in 2008, I decided to make some changes and do things a bit differently. I took my prep very seriously this year and I knew I wanted my title back. Following lots of hard work and determination, I took the stage at the Olympia, very relaxed, and made history by regaining my title. The feeling was unreal.
As I picked up momentum and earned more recognition, my time was in high demand. I juggled training and competitions along with a new major deal the biggest magazine in the bodybuilding market, Muscular Development. This exclusive deal led greater publicity and the best images to be used in marketing. I began shooting every month! I was traveling nonstop and decided to make another run at the Olympia in 2011, again winning the title, making that my fourth.
Training was going great, and I thought I would be at my best ever for the year. My worst nightmare became my reality when I tore my left biceps during a photo shoot just two weeks from the contest. I was hoping for the best and went into the show with positive thinking but the damage was done. I was up against Phil Heath, who took second to me last year. I ended up losing once again was knocked back to second. Knowing I needed surgery, I wasn’t sure if I had another one in me and began living my life as a normal person, eating the way I wanted and leaning down.
After suffering my injury, I reevaluated my business position. It was an obvious decision when the opportunity to align myself with BPI Sports, the largest sports nutrition brand, presented itself. I inked a deal with BPI in September 2012. Shortly thereafter, I kicked off my Mobile Mansion Tour in a custom wrapped rock star style bus visiting retailers, distributors and tradeshows across the US and abroad.
As I continued my worldwide tour, I also launched my very own Jay Cutler Elite Series product line. This comprehensive line, including a Fat Burner, Pre-Workout, Protein, Testosterone Booster, Muscle Builder and Aminos, brings a swirl of media attention that already accompanies me and my quest to regain my title. Prepping for the Olympia, I’m devoting countless hours, intensifying my training and sticking to a strict diet of seven meals a day, in order to become a champion. This year at the Olympia I came back as a front-runner and did a lot of promotion/publicity regarding my comeback. Although I didn’t place as high as I’d hoped, I landed a strong 6th among the best bodybuilders in the world.
I came in to 2014 in full swing with my businesses! A huge and great move for me, was re-signing with AMI/WEIDER, the best bodybuilding media out there. Because of this move, you can expect me to have a very prominent presence in FLEX Magazine and FLEXOnline. I’m heavily focused on my business and have huge marketing projects underway for the new Cutler Nutrition. I’m making sure that I’m actively remaining one of the most popular guys in the busines, and will continue to spend time doing what I love – visiting with fans, traveling both domestically and internationally for appearances, and enjoying life to the fullest. I’m training to be the best, but that includes taking time off when I feel that I need to. As of right now, I’m unsure of my future competition plans…but don’t count anything out!
Place of Birth: Worcester, MA
Height: 5' 9 1/2"