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Living Large: Jay Cutler's 8-Week Mass-Building Trainer, Day One

Day one of the Jay Cutler Living Large mass trainer begins with chest. Today, we're promoting growth with heavy sets of 10 reps. It's bodybuilding 101!
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Are you ready to build a legacy? It's starts right now—day one of the Jay Cutler Living Largetrainer.

Your goal is mass; that means you need to pick up heavy weight. You may not be able to throw around the poundage that Jay does, but size doesn't come from 5-pound dumbbells. Add meat to your chest by using big weights. Go heavy, go hard, and get it done. You have 21 sets to make a change in your body. Let's get lifting!

Pro tip: Using dips to work your chest requires a little bit of technique. Lean your body forward–your shoulders ahead of your hands–while you're doing the movement. Focus on engaging your chest, instead of relying solely on your triceps to press your body upward.

Day 1: Chest



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King7012

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King7012

Jay has always been an inspiration for me since I was a kid. Time to take heed to his training and give it a shot.

Sep 16, 2013 12:33pm | report
 
Security14

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Security14

How is that possible hes from 1973

Oct 9, 2013 2:06pm | report
SunnyHRT

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SunnyHRT

I see two missing things
1. no cardio and that is understandable since this is to gain weight
2. No abs work out. I wonder why?

Sep 16, 2013 1:39pm | report
 
dillensteeby

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dillensteeby

here's your answer.
1. He does do cardio. if you watched the videos or know anything about Jay's workout you'd know he has several pieces of cardio equipment at home and does his cardio first thing when he wakes up. Fatased cardio. Also when you do supersets or othyer wise minimize your rest between sets you're getting HIIT cardio which is more effective cardio and fat burn.

2. The abs are involved in most everything you do. So the abs get all the work they need through activity. direct ab work is a waste of time as it will get you no better results.

Sep 25, 2013 7:57am | report
ScottRay6201

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ScottRay6201

2. The abs are involved in most everything you do. So the abs get all the work they need through activity. direct ab work is a waste of time as it will get you no better results.

This is crap.. SunnyHRT look at Greg Plitt for abs he always has some beast workouts, and the core of a God.

Sep 29, 2013 1:14am | report
joesau

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joesau

I agree abs do get utilised on most excersises, but when you solely hit em this is what i find you gain even more core strength and your big lifts are way improved, and your become mini bricks haha

Oct 23, 2013 5:39am | report
CrossFit910

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CrossFit910

"direct ab work is a waste of time as it will get you no better results."......what?...I would like to know if that was a serious comment because thats foolish.

Nov 22, 2013 10:32am | report
JayDoggExclusiv

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@dillensteeby: Sorry I had to laugh at your comment. That is completely incorrect. Yes your abs get a nice work out while working on lots of torso muscles, back, chest ect; however that does mean you're putting stress on them as you would doing a ab work out. You're not going to get a ripped six pack by working out every muslce except your stomach and secondly, your abs and back are you core muscles. The stonger they are the better you will be able to lift on legs, chest and other vital muscles that require strength from your core. Please research before posting false statements.

Nov 28, 2013 11:31am | report
nayool

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nayool

Wat about the rests between sets ?

Sep 16, 2013 3:54pm | report
 
tobhja

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tobhja

Same question here, would love to know since im starting this next week

Sep 16, 2013 4:08pm | report
JABE00

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JABE00

it is mass building. give yourself time until safe to pick that heavy weight again

Sep 16, 2013 5:43pm | report
Caesarprz

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Caesarprz

It says 1 minute rest between sets.

Sep 18, 2013 9:09am | report
WhineAndLament

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WhineAndLament

Pretty easy to find that out yourself if you happen to miss information about the rest. Heavy sets will automatically need more rest, which you all know... You can aim for 90sec or more I would say or try it out yourself to find how long you need to rest. The goal is to do 10 reps on ALL the three sets with "good" form I believe and not 5 forced lol.

Sep 20, 2013 11:41am | report
tskaggs31

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tskaggs31

Yes, but keep in mind that you want to rest long enough to allow the oxygen back into your muscles, but not so long that it takes away from the "shock" that your muscles are experiencing. I agree with Caesarprz...it says one minute, to try that for at least half the program, and if you don't like it and you need more, then fine...but yeah, I wouldn't go over 90s if I could help it.

Feb 3, 2014 6:56pm | report
kdubuclet

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kdubuclet

The amount of rest depends on what your goals are and what guidelines you may be using to back up those goals. For example: NASM - Hypertrophy rest intervals should be between 45-90 seconds. Maximal strength and/or power 3-5 minutes. I can assume that hypertrophy is the goal, so rest 45-90, but as already noted, in the program 1 minute is the recommended rest time. I personally prefer 45 seconds to keep my heart rate up. Good luck!

May 31, 2014 12:43pm | report
ryancraw

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ryancraw

What are the rest periods? I would assume around 90 seconds but it doesn't mention this at all.

Sep 16, 2013 4:20pm | report
 
burito

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burito

This workout is too basic and nothing special. 15 sets for chest really? I would like to have min 25 for chest. I doubt this is from jay. Just see his blueprints on his blog. Totally different

Sep 16, 2013 10:45pm | report
 
CrossFit910

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CrossFit910

Keep in mind this is not what jay does. Clearly. Hes putting a mass trainer out for the beginner bodybuilder. Because if you're already into bodybuilding professionally or even at the amatuer level, theres a good chance you have your own plan that has been working for you or else you wouldnt be on stage. Jay is a beast. If you want to workout like him you have to get like him and everyone has a beginning. Lots of good information in this article.

Nov 22, 2013 10:43am | report
tskaggs31

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Working out is basic,lol. I've done crossfit, body building, muscle endurance, physical therapy, CNS, and all kinds of workouts and it is all the same basic idea...if you wrap your mind around it. Yes, its not his exact workout, I'm sure, however doing it will help you find what works for you and that's what it's all about. I know what works for me whether I'm healthy or injured. There is always an alternate exercise, so if you don't like something...change it to cater to your individual needs. I can't deadlift much because I hurt my back, so...I'm not going to "push though" and do them because they're in the workout, ya know? Good luck man.

Feb 3, 2014 6:52pm | report
Zack993

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Zack993

lol 25min for chest once a week thats soft. i do easily 45min of chest twice a week. low reps heavy weight high volume

Mar 8, 2014 12:13pm | report
minkus88

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minkus88

@Zack993 dude 25 sets not 25 mins. if your doing 45 sets congrats your def a beast but..........chyeahhhh

Aug 14, 2014 10:22am | report
kntkody

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kntkody

He's A BEAST, 290 lbs are you kidding me!

Sep 17, 2013 6:39am | report
 
JABE00

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JABE00

Could not believe it for a mass program, everything is back to basics and simple 3-4 sets of 10 reps.
No exercises that you never heard or borrow from other techniques.
Looks like a beginner program.

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dillensteeby

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dillensteeby

Basics work for building mass. Crossfit doesn't! get educated and stop being a troll.

Sep 25, 2013 8:03am | report
JABE00

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JABE00

Seems like you are being one

Sep 27, 2013 9:08am | report
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