Despite Beating Ronnie Coleman in 2006, Beast Jay Cutler Opens Up on What “Held Him Back” Against His Greatest Rival in 4 Other Mr. Olympias

Jay Cutler is an indelible force when it comes to the realm of bodybuilding and has been reigning in the domain with his exceptional feats of strength and conditioning. His rivalry with the King of bodybuilding and the pursuit of perfection in order to compete with him is what drove his passion all the more.

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While competing in the Mr. Olympia championship, Cutler had set goals to beat Ronnie Coleman, and he succeeded. However, despite beating the King in 2006, Cutler talked about a certain trait of his that he thinks held him back.

Jay Cutler reveals what held him back from winning against Ronnie Coleman 


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Jay Cutler was featured in an interview by the The Iced Coffee Hour on their official YouTube channel. It was captioned, “Meet The Bodybuilder Making $200,000 Per Month | Jay Cutler.” As the video gradually proceeds, he is asked what according to him makes him stand out as a bodybuilder, and what pulls him down.

To this, he replied, “It’s the quads for sure for me. I mean I had tons of detail, and I had striations, I mean the quad stomp is something I am known for, especially with the younger generation now. Uh, for me you know my back held me back or against Ronnie Coleman because he was just so advanced in the back area.”

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Ronnie Coleman has an enormously muscular back, and it is not an unknown fact. According to Jay Cutler, it would not have taken him as long as he did to defeat the King, had he had a better-conditioned back. Despite being insecure about his back, his name is etched in the realms of the sport, and well, the journey to the top was not a smooth one.

Jay Cutler’s exceptionally difficult childhood days

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Jay Cutler, unlike a few other athletes, did not have it all served on the plate. He had a childhood that was filled with struggles at every stage. Being raised in a family that had eight children, his parents had their own financial problems.


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To add to that, they even got divorced when he was just 4. This unavoidable circumstance left him with a void that could never be filled. He started working at the early age of 11, in order to support his family, as his elder brother was the only bread earner. His journey is a standing testament to what sheer passion can bear. Share your thoughts on the journey of Jay Cutler with us in the comments section below!

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