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Four-time Mr. Olympia winner Jay Cutler posted a physique update photo on his Instagram page on Friday, May 12, 2023. The photo features Cutler hitting a crab most muscular pose. It serves as the before picture of what he is calling his “Fit for 50” transformation.

Cutler reported in the caption of the post that he weighed 239.5 pounds at the time of the photo. The 49-year-old bodybuilding icon appears quite lean, displaying a lot of quality muscle for an athlete who has not been on a competitive stage since the 2013 Mr. Olympia contest when he placed sixth overall. Check out Cutler’s “before” photo below:

Cutler’sintention is to endure a physique transformation culminating on his 50th birthday — Aug. 3, 2023. He referenced this transformation several times on his social media and on his YouTube channel. Those mentions led to speculation that he might come out of retirement to compete in the 2023 Masters Olympia contest, scheduled for the weekend of Aug. 25-27, 2023, in Romania — three weeks after Cutler’s birthday and conclusion of his personal challenge.

However, the Las Vegas, NV, native made it clear in various posts that he would not come out of retirement and that while he will be in Romania for the Masters Olympia, it will be as a guest, not a competitor. He remains committed to updating fans and supporters on his progress throughout this transformation.

Cutler is considered by many to be one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time and one of the most popular. He competed in the IFBB Pro League from 1999 until his retirement in 2013. Aside from his four Mr. Olympia titles (2006-07, 2009-10), he also won the Arnold Classic on three occasions (2002-04).

Cutler is also the only Men’s Open bodybuilder to place second at the Mr. Olympia 10 different times. He is also the only Men’s Open athlete to win the Olympia after losing the title. Even though it has been nine seasons since Cutler last competed, he remains an admired figure in the sport. He stays active in the bodybuilding community via his supplement line, YouTube channel, and podcast.

Featured Image: @jaycutler on Instagram

About Roger Lockridge

Roger “Rock” Lockridge has been writing professionally for 10 years and has been training for 20. His work in the fitness industry has been seen in numerous outlets and has been a part of coverage for several events including the Mr. Olympia, Arnold Classic, the CrossFit Games, and the Olympics. He’s also shared his own personal success story in several interviews and articles. Lockridge lives in West Virginia with his wife and son.

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