How many reps for muscle growth?


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  • @skarsik
    @skarsik10 ай бұрын

    Bro looks the most healthy out of all of the behemoths.

  • @deluxeedition46


    9 ай бұрын

    He knew when to quit the drugs and when to detox hence he still alive in one piece today

  • @grigolskhirtladze140


    9 ай бұрын

    8-10 !

  • @Bruce.-Wayne


    9 ай бұрын

    And he still has his hair......Tom Prince was a guy I wish would end up where Cutler is now......its too bad.

  • @brad144k


    9 ай бұрын


  • @johndonson1603


    9 ай бұрын

    I’m going with Dorian

  • @ryanleclaire3948
    @ryanleclaire394810 ай бұрын

    Looking fantastic for 50. Jay did it right.

  • @ramonbriones4487


    10 ай бұрын

    He's 49 but close enough

  • @coreyworthingtonii9230


    10 ай бұрын

    Came here to comment the same. Looks fantastic, even in the face.

  • @dinevskimarko


    10 ай бұрын

    He did way less PEDs, and had great genetics! Great combo to stay healthier imo! 💪🏼

  • @drake506


    10 ай бұрын

    He's using peptides , especialy follistatin , thats why

  • @mogambo2445


    10 ай бұрын

    He is using sauce of course he looks great

  • @bobjimbobjim9006
    @bobjimbobjim900610 ай бұрын

    Jay got into the body building game, won mr Olympia and became one of the greats, and made it out still healthy and looking good. Man’s a legend

  • @bratarnolda1014


    10 ай бұрын

    You dont know if Hes healthy.

  • @shawnbenoit3774


    10 ай бұрын

    @@bratarnolda1014 health encompasses different factors not just illness

  • @bobjimbobjim9006


    10 ай бұрын

    @@bratarnolda1014 yeah he looks healthy though and that’s a lot more than most body builders

  • @desiboi2559


    10 ай бұрын

    ​@@bobjimbobjim9006 even Arnold looks good

  • @jjsan27


    10 ай бұрын

    @@bratarnolda1014 That's true. None of us really know.

  • @phothewin6019
    @phothewin60199 ай бұрын

    "Any range can build muscle" Glad that he said this. Just because something isn't optimal, that doesn't mean it can't still lead to significant gains.

  • @soonahero


    8 ай бұрын

    Marathoning can build muscle. It’s like a 50000 rep max each step. Not very volumous muscle

  • @g9992


    5 ай бұрын

    Any range "can" build muscle. Going to or close to failure is key. Only the last 5 reps are intense enough to create growth.

  • @bathtubrenew


    2 ай бұрын

    Russian power lifters rep in 3-5 reps, they do not want to build size, they want to build maximum strength. Higher the reps the more size is built. Studies done in 20-50 rep range. Reason platz leg regiment was 10-20-50 reps on the squat.

  • @Zombies8MyPizza


    9 күн бұрын

    @@bathtubrenew Studies consistently show that anything over around 35 reps to failure doesn't build muscle and may even reduce muscle mass when used regularly due to unrecoverable fatigue. Tom didn't do sets of 50 very often and they were most likely a waste anyway.

  • @samuelperezgarcia2818
    @samuelperezgarcia281810 ай бұрын

    nothing can beat the old recipe: enough weight, correct technique and a proper rep range is always going to give you results

  • @harris2898


    10 ай бұрын

    nothing fixes a bad sleep schedule and a bad diet tho

  • @evanwashington6959


    10 ай бұрын

    ​​@@harris2898 both of you have excellent points

  • @NeonAnimeDreams


    10 ай бұрын

    Proper rep range seems subjective though, Ronnie and levrone for example worked out in the 2 to 8 rep range and grew

  • @seheadhunter50


    9 ай бұрын

    ​@@harris2898 No results happen without lifting and you can easily gain muscle on a bad diet so lifting is best.

  • @seheadhunter50


    9 ай бұрын

    Exactly, enough weight! You have to go heavy enough for whatever reps you do. Pro Bodybuilders don't use stretch weight, they go heavy enough to put a little English on their reps because the weights heavy enough to recruit the maximum muscle fibers.

  • @cbjueueiwyru7472
    @cbjueueiwyru747210 ай бұрын

    I really respect that Jay caveats everything with "I found that this works well for me" instead of being one of those dudes that talk like everyone is the same.

  • @Boxtruckin


    9 ай бұрын

    I would disagree with you. 8-12 reps is the same hypertrophy muscle building for everyone. What’s different is how much one will max out at 8 reps with. But its still 8 reps and you continue that til you can do 12 and then increase your weight again to 8 rep max

  • @kiltedsasquatch3693


    5 ай бұрын

    Exactly. What works for one may not work for others, especially considering the uniqueness of the individual, such as limitations due to injury or medical conditions. Jay provides the foundation for bodybuilding that has worked for him, adapt what what you can for your training. His calf training techniques helped me get large calves with definition without being obesely overweight. Overweight folks have large calves because they work them just by walking around. I have had to work at my calves...

  • @rickbrenner6079


    4 ай бұрын

    Exactly! A good trainer or KZread Bodybuilding Influencer knows that no one way works great for every single person on earth and that it IS wise for them to preface their statements to their clients or fans with: “For ME, this particular lifting technique, pre-workout supplement, dietary suggestion, or lifting schedule has worked well. For ME.”

  • @KyprosEc


    4 ай бұрын

    I disagree with you. I've read many articles from pros that share very clearly that no 2 bodies are the same, but they all agree that between 8 to 12 reps builds a bodybuilding physique. Why? Because it's scientifically proven

  • @klausvonkeast
    @klausvonkeast9 ай бұрын

    Man is a total gentleman. Meet him absolutely a gracious human being.

  • @powerofme7144


    7 ай бұрын

    An awesome ambassador!

  • @dhos83
    @dhos8310 ай бұрын

    Gotta listen to the people who have lived the results. 👍

  • @NA-bn9er


    8 ай бұрын

    No. Listen to your own body and how it's responding to the motions you're putting it through. Arnold is 7-time Olympia and he may say something different.

  • @mez9673
    @mez96739 ай бұрын

    I use the 1-20 rep range. Works great for me

  • @dingdong6005


    3 ай бұрын

    Is it building muscle?

  • @jimmyr545


    2 ай бұрын

    Personally I also found a variety of rep ranges works best. I'll do some sets heavy (1-5 reps), moderate (6-8 reps), and lighter (9 or more).

  • @mjhastings4534


    2 ай бұрын

    Very true

  • @hamletiskandaryan5063


    20 күн бұрын

    I do 0-80 rep range and I recommend everyone do it too

  • @oscarjetson128


    17 күн бұрын

    I do the same. Light weights, but higher reps. After 2 rotator cuff injuries, it’s better than going heavy.

  • @RealPlasmodium
    @RealPlasmodium10 ай бұрын

    8-15 is the rep range I use for most of my upper body exercises.

  • @MasterSargent-wu3ij


    8 ай бұрын

    Dats y he a professional and a millionaire and you not

  • @NA-bn9er


    8 ай бұрын

    ​@@MasterSargent-wu3ij what's that got to do with anything? Everyone grows differently and not every workout regimen and rep routine is the blueprint for everyone. And how much someone has in the bank or how they look on-stage shouldn't be authority over someone else. -by the way, Jay was on PEDs to get as big as he was should Plasmodium be on that as well bcs Jay was?

  • @Bruce_Lee_22


    6 ай бұрын

    ​@@MasterSargent-wu3ij least he can spell...

  • @YehShano


    6 ай бұрын

    @@MasterSargent-wu3ij 8-12 or 8-15 is exactly the same thing really

  • @legendninja2867
    @legendninja286710 ай бұрын

    Just 3 words to this question : Train To Failure

  • @luyennguyenthi775
    @luyennguyenthi7759 ай бұрын

    Jay is probably one of the dad that would absolutely teach their child most things that he know. Such a good dude man

  • @mesiroy1234


    9 ай бұрын

    Is one h3 and Jeff nipprrad great guys personality and knowledge

  • @idahoman325


    7 ай бұрын

    All while having the son stating " I know dad ...." to EVERTHING 😅the power of teenage years 😊

  • @Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads
    @Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads10 ай бұрын

    I completely agree Jay. It really comes down to full muscles, good to great form and volume. I’ve followed you since gosh 03 and you’ve always brought fullness and a complete package to the stage. Shout out to your quad stomp, every time I need that little extra zip, I throw on one of your videos where you made a comeback and took it back from Dexter, that was one of your top 3 if not your top condition ever. Sick bro keep rocking

  • @michelrood2966


    10 ай бұрын

    Like he's actually gonna read your rant lol

  • @abdallahhesham87


    10 ай бұрын

    ​@@michelrood2966 he does if hes free

  • @Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads


    10 ай бұрын

    @@michelrood2966 see the likes I got clown? Was making a point

  • @Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads


    10 ай бұрын

    @@abdallahhesham87 ty. He’s liked my comments before, I’m sure it wasn’t even him lol might be an intern who answers his KZread channel but for some dill hole to call me out for expressing myself on this platform completely makes people frustrated to even communicate, which ultimately hurts the content creator

  • @Seeds-Of-The-Wayside
    @Seeds-Of-The-Wayside6 ай бұрын

    I usually start with a weight that I can do six reps with, and work up until I can do about 15 and then I get a heavier weight and start back at 5 or 6 reps. It's always my goal to graduate to a new weight for each exercise

  • @staticfolk9302


    5 ай бұрын

    I really believe that is the overall best recipe for growth. Perfectly said :)

  • @clayowens4176


    5 ай бұрын

    Best way and healthiest 4 joints n tendons

  • @dlouise64


    3 ай бұрын

    That’s what I do too. 6 is my minimum

  • @rocktolman3729
    @rocktolman372910 ай бұрын

    Jay has got to be the goat IMO. Not the most O titles, but to look like he does all these years later while others are in wheelchairs or dead, (no disrespect, love those guys too) he is the all-time pinnacle of bodybuilding.

  • @alantinoalantonio


    10 ай бұрын

    Jay and Dorian for me.

  • @michaelmckenzie2925


    10 ай бұрын

    Who else is in a wheelchair?

  • @jackvannote


    10 ай бұрын

    Jay and Arnold for me if were voting

  • @Alienspecies635
    @Alienspecies6359 ай бұрын

    I agree 100% I’ve always done 8 and as of lately I don8-13 and I still grow and still get stronger. Three sets of 8 on three working sets always increased my strength too

  • @thejohn6614


    9 ай бұрын

    I don't know shit about body building. Whenever I work out I have always just done 3 sets of a medium difficulty until failure. I used to go to the gym, but for a long time I've just done things like sit-ups, squats, pushups, and stuff with resistance bands simply because I don't have all the equipment and I can do that anywhere. I also don't want to be a giant muscle man. I just want to look good naked. What do you mean by three working sets? Thanks.

  • @Wildcat_Hellcat


    8 ай бұрын

    @@thejohn6614 'Working sets' mean anything after the 'warm up' sets. So if he was doing say, a light warmup set followed by a medium warm up set that already makes x2 sets - and then x3 hard 'working' sets, he's not 'counting' the warm ups in his total, he would only 'count' the 'working sets' where he's trying to push/pull a heavy weight for reps. So his workout would be technically, five sets total, but only three of those would be his 'working' sets, the first two are the warm up sets. I think I made that a bit messy - 'working sets' is your total sets, minus 'warmup sets'. For you, doing the calisthenics, it's a bit hard and maybe unnecessary to really do 'warmups' for things like pushups, because the reps will probably be quite high already for you, so in that case, probably all of your sets would be 'working' sets.

  • @thejohn6614


    8 ай бұрын

    @@Wildcat_Hellcat I get it. Thanks for the explanation.

  • @fignewton8690
    @fignewton86906 ай бұрын

    This guy seems to be genuine humble and helpful. Wow

  • @df6148


    5 ай бұрын

    Yeah he’s a super humble guy. He always explains stuff in plain English.

  • @Cortes-19
    @Cortes-197 ай бұрын

    Don’t forget that higher reps like 10-15 instead of 3-4 should also result in more time under tension 🤙🏽

  • @PlayshotKalo


    5 ай бұрын

    Is that better for strengthening tendons?

  • @itZdreamZ111


    2 ай бұрын

    Time under tension

  • @bigpapaadam1
    @bigpapaadam110 ай бұрын

    Almost 50 and Jay looks like he’s 30!

    @DEEPAKTHAKUR-xn8ki7 ай бұрын

    You are the bodybuilding icon for me. Learnt a lot from you.

  • @gunterlangesschwein.kieran1784
    @gunterlangesschwein.kieran17849 ай бұрын

    I've increased gains after a plateau by holding the last rep for a count of 9-12 on lat pulldown, chest press , pec contraction and some other exercises. And I agree 8-12 works fine , there's no magic number it's what works best for you, each exercise is different for the next person but you'll fall somewhere close to 8-12 and find it is the best. Great vid bloke.

  • @jackmcgrew5272
    @jackmcgrew527210 ай бұрын

    Such a nice guy I love jay he’s prolly one of the nicest men you will ever meet even tho he looks like he would flip a car over

  • @UttamghoshMusic
    @UttamghoshMusic28 күн бұрын

    I just love how humble he is alllllllll the time ❤

  • @stevez2270
    @stevez22704 ай бұрын

    I read the encyclopedia of modern bodybuilding by Arnold Schwarzenegger and it was one of the best things I've ever done to achieve my goals on building muscle mass. The 10-8-8-6 pyramid adding a little weight to each set has always been my go to, and at 46 it's still working 💪 actually I probably look better now than I did in my 20s

  • @geraldmulholland5078


    16 күн бұрын

    I used the pyramid method and was in the best shape of my life at 58 I get hi😢 on by30 year olds training keeps you young gets the blood pumping bringing oxygen too your cells and organs

  • @eddiespagetti8395
    @eddiespagetti839510 ай бұрын

    When jay speaks , I get my hearing devices out and LISTEN UP. This is the greatest Mr Olympia of all time. Thanks champ

  • @debomason7970
    @debomason797010 ай бұрын

    Hard to argue with one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time.

  • @dylanpiazza6358
    @dylanpiazza635810 ай бұрын

    What a gem of a human being.

  • @Michael-go4ix
    @Michael-go4ix10 ай бұрын

    Thanks for this Jay, i was trying to figure out how to train old school

  • @81Support
    @81Support9 ай бұрын

    Forget about numbers, all that matters is how you execute the exercise!

  • @Wayne215-lo5yb
    @Wayne215-lo5yb9 күн бұрын

    Appreciate the knowledge big homie!

  • @pavlara
    @pavlara8 ай бұрын

    Big Jay! The man doesn’t age.

  • @JacobDavisLifeStory
    @JacobDavisLifeStory10 ай бұрын

    I hold onto high faith Jay Cutler letting me know 8-12 reps for rounded muscle mass is good 💪

  • @lots3799


    10 ай бұрын

    ☝Now if I just knew how many sets I should do for mass ??🤔

  • @reviewedbytim
    @reviewedbytim7 ай бұрын

    This was the answer I was looking for... off to the gym. Thanks Jay

  • @chaldeanbabylon7059
    @chaldeanbabylon70597 ай бұрын

    Following Jay for years What a legend and humble person The advice he gives always makes sense and delivers results

  • @josebello7103
    @josebello710310 ай бұрын

    Thanks Jay. This is Gospel to me. Lately I'm getting more advance and going into the 15-20 rep range with 5 to 10 sets, but I still stick to this rep range as at least a minimum requirement out of my sets.

  • @thomasnorris4521
    @thomasnorris45214 ай бұрын

    Absolute love this man! A real legend! It's great to listen to good advice from one of the greatest! 💪

  • @UltraMagnis
    @UltraMagnis10 ай бұрын

    I think it depends,. I find 8-12 for my upper body is perfect and I'm always progressing. But for my legs they have crazy endurance so I have to do higher reps around 15-25 depending on the exercise....I didn't work this out until I had an injury and I had to go to doing lighter weight and higher reps. I noticed I actually gained size during my recovery so I just kept that rep ranges for my legs and it has been working. I always say experiment,. I try things from time to time for a month or 2. If it works I'll incorporate it into my overall workout. My back likes a higher rep range too 12-16 reps for pull ups and rowing etc. Trial and error people work out what works for you

  • @Wisdom24-7


    10 ай бұрын

    I agree just like we all have different fingerprints people have to listen to their own body an see how it responds to different reps and sets high intensity and low intensity training

  • @gregpettis1113


    10 ай бұрын

    Thirty rep squats for me

  • @PlayshotKalo


    5 ай бұрын

    You should do reps according to your muscle fiber types. Some muscles have more fast twitch or slow twitch type fibers than others. And everyone has a different ratio of fast twitch and slow twitch fibers in any given muscle due to differences in genetics, training, etc. Calves especially need higher reps because of their primary fiber type.

  • @mohit9111


    2 ай бұрын

    ​@@PlayshotKalocan you tell me how should we use warm up sets after dynamic stretching and all that, what % from my max should be my warmup set and how many sets and how many reps before my working set

  • @sng3939
    @sng393910 ай бұрын

    This is so true. You can build muscle over any rep range but higher reps for most of your training will be beneficial. For example I would do a top set of bench for maybe 4-6 reps then do a drop set etc. but the rest of my sets are in the 8-12 rep range. Jay knows.

  • @hypnicjerk7614
    @hypnicjerk76149 ай бұрын

    Jay I appreciate the knowledge you pass on. You are an inspiration and a true champion

  • @basedbane787
    @basedbane78710 ай бұрын

    People say he looks good for 50. I disagree I think he looks good for 20 !

  • @jasonalgier2216
    @jasonalgier22167 ай бұрын

    He ain't lying. Good advise

  • @tyvekhomewrap9164
    @tyvekhomewrap91646 ай бұрын

    Dude looks amazing for nearly 50

  • @BigstickNick
    @BigstickNick10 ай бұрын

    I had a good system of working sets 8-12. but having a max out, 1 -2 reps, to get stronger, so you can do more weight during the working range.

  • @TheBussyAnnihilator


    10 ай бұрын

    You get stronger with 8-12 too lol

  • @TheFaalhaasjes


    10 ай бұрын

    I would say 3-5 or 5-8 is better for getting stronger. 1-2 doesn't really do anything

  • @Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads


    10 ай бұрын

    As someone who literally just had cortisone shots in both of my shoulders, this morning to be exact, there’s nothing gained from a 1-2 PR. Nothing. Your muscles and mind do not remember that weight, it remembers your 6-12 rep range so for someone whose 41, my best advice would be to stay away from low, dangerous rep ranges. Not saying it can’t be done, but unless your competing in those specific lifts, I would 86 them out of your training altogether

  • @BigstickNick


    10 ай бұрын

    @@Howtocreatewinningfocalsbeads I did it. With the t-bar row. Started with 2 plates, got to 3, 4, and eventually 5. Once I got strong enough to do more, I did it.

  • @BigstickNick


    10 ай бұрын

    @@TheBussyAnnihilator yes, but it was an approach I took, that seemed to work. Ive done it with t-bar row, dumbbell pullover, deadlifts, and bench. I've done the traditional 8-12 as well, and I do some stupid amount of reps. It all works.

  • @otakisenpai8377
    @otakisenpai83773 ай бұрын

    Buffed Peter isn't real and can't hurt you: Buffed Peter discussing gains:

  • @JHank-yb4jv
    @JHank-yb4jv9 ай бұрын

    Thanks Jay, always a straight shooter and always appreciated

  • @Izzy_barkhorn
    @Izzy_barkhorn9 ай бұрын

    Jesus christ this guys 50? Exercise really is a miracle fountain of youth

  • @craigyboy4770


    Ай бұрын

    That'll be the hgh keeping him looking young

  • @bricklawson9745
    @bricklawson974521 күн бұрын

    Thanks Jay! You still look amazing!

  • @cash2nrg
    @cash2nrg9 ай бұрын

    Absolutely correct... that's why you're still in the best shape and energy is clearly evident... thanks Jay... love your advice.🤗🤗💥💥💥🙏🙏🙏

  • @whitecrane542
    @whitecrane54210 ай бұрын

    Yep, you’re right Jay but I believe how Arnold Schwarzenegger also believed that you should from time to time throw a 1 rep max in which really helped the size and density come up. I feel most bodybuilders don’t do max lifts unfortunately. I recommend though warming up properly and making sure you have a solid safety catch to push off of. 😉

  • @scottconnorzzzzz


    10 ай бұрын

    Giving Mr Olympia advice on bodybuilding 😂😂. Are you for real?

  • @yatimfitriantohidayat7119


    11 күн бұрын

    Ngapain mengangkat 1 repestisi maks. Olahraga itu untuk sehat, jika trrllu sering mengangkat sprti itu itu bukan untuk sehat menurut saya, tapi menyakiti diri sendiri. Oke otot kamu mungkin akan lebih kuat, tapi tulang kamu semakin tua semakin lemah.

  • @chrish4640
    @chrish46409 ай бұрын

    Love this guy, he's always been a class act. Giving good advise always. Thanks J!

  • @StevenGarcia-xn7kh
    @StevenGarcia-xn7kh8 ай бұрын

    appreciate the advice

  • @derkmerv6725
    @derkmerv672510 ай бұрын

    If only Dorian knew this, he'd still be Mr. O

  • @eQuelizer5


    10 ай бұрын

    Or he would’ve never been mr O at all

  • @erwinstocker4275
    @erwinstocker427510 ай бұрын

    Thanks Jay, much love.

  • @frankmorales643
    @frankmorales643Ай бұрын

    One of the legends!

  • @gajuddgernautzone6885
    @gajuddgernautzone68859 ай бұрын

    And that there boys and girls, is knowing half the battle!!- G.I. JOEEEEEEEE

  • @Abstract-Art-Yohannan
    @Abstract-Art-YohannanАй бұрын

    I like 10 reps on everything. Thanks Jay. 🙏💯🙏

  • @thelegionofst.michaelthear2490
    @thelegionofst.michaelthear24908 ай бұрын

    We all appreciate your page Jay! Growing up and watching you in the MF magazines was all a big part of our lives, and we all still look up to you! Thanks for all you have done and are doing for us! Keep up the great work Champ! 💪 🏆

  • @jeffreycurtis4517
    @jeffreycurtis451710 ай бұрын

    Bingo, he's spot on. 7 to 11 reps are best to build muscle size.

  • @tikemyson5627


    10 ай бұрын

    8 to 12

  • @Jamie-jz2ol
    @Jamie-jz2ol2 ай бұрын

    You're awesome Jay!

  • @joeberns9668
    @joeberns96682 ай бұрын

    Feed me wisdom Jay!! what an absolute unit a true army of one.

  • @rayfan8903
    @rayfan890310 ай бұрын

    I do 0 reps 3 sets 😆

  • @MotorcityMadman1984
    @MotorcityMadman19843 ай бұрын

    Jay is a gentleman.

  • @sebastianblack4086
    @sebastianblack40867 ай бұрын

    way to go jay!

  • @brokensprites
    @brokensprites10 ай бұрын

    How is your mobility compared to your competition days?

  • @slurp3194


    10 ай бұрын

    To pose most body builders really have to flexible for there size. Most people make fun of body builders for not being able to reach there mid back but honestly in every other sense they are pretty flexiable

  • @greasyhitchball
    @greasyhitchball3 ай бұрын

    Jay seems like a great guy.

  • @EdwardAlcala
    @EdwardAlcala10 ай бұрын

    Big ups to Jay, love this man

  • @summondominion
    @summondominion9 ай бұрын

    Its not actually the number of reps, its the time under tension. Just so happens 8-12 reps is right in that time frame. But you could do 4-5 reps slower and get the same result. Where each rep takes around 10 seconds.

  • @AS-bu9rw


    9 ай бұрын

    It's all about proximity to failure and mechanical tension, not time or reps. But 5-30 reps is ideal.

  • @jr1921


    9 ай бұрын


  • @summondominion


    9 ай бұрын

    @AS false it had been proven by multiple studies that 60-90 seconds to failure is the most efficient. If what you were saying were true you could do one rep to failure.

  • @AS-bu9rw


    9 ай бұрын

    @@summondominion I didn't mention about doing one rep maxes or anything below 5 reps

  • @PapiAndrey


    9 ай бұрын

    Time under tension isn’t as important as you think.

  • @CyberLionGT
    @CyberLionGT9 ай бұрын

    You the man Jay 👍🏿

  • @weakens8111
    @weakens811110 ай бұрын

    How do you feel about 15-20?

  • @raynaldilalang2003


    10 ай бұрын

    i'm no expert in this field, but from what i know, after 12 reps you're training for muscular endurance. hypertrophy will obviously still happen but not "optimal" because you'd be lifting lighter weights. but i think it's still good as an accessory in your workouts, because why wouldn't you train for endurance?

  • @marcoscartasable


    10 ай бұрын

    I do 20 reps with light weight to pump the muscle with blood & warm up. Once I do 4 sets, each set adding more weight, then the last 4 sets I do 12 reps, squeezing every reps & slowly bring it down...👍 "GET TO THE CHOPPER!"

  • @bendak7584


    10 ай бұрын

    I'm mostly doing 15-20 now because it's easier on your joints. I don't want to risk having any issues as i get older.

  • @IHateGoogIe


    Ай бұрын

    I believe 15 to 20 reps IS the optimal rep range for hypertrophy

  • @jimmieroberson5807
    @jimmieroberson580710 ай бұрын

    That was good and really humble.

  • @speakingmoistly9912
    @speakingmoistly99128 ай бұрын

    Jay is seemingly incapable of not sounding humble and being precise in his advice. You love to see it.

  • @HomesliceDrummer
    @HomesliceDrummer10 ай бұрын

    Cycle rep ranges if you want. Go 10-12 for a month, 6-8 for a month, 4-5 for a month and back up to 10-12. Integrate the gamut 👌🏼 This, IMO, is for your compound movements. Doing higher reps, even up to 20 for isolation movements utilizing pause-sets and drop sets on your isolation movements.

  • @azzazel_99
    @azzazel_997 ай бұрын

    Jay’s the goat

  • @SpinningbacKFisT
    @SpinningbacKFisT9 ай бұрын

    I just got interested in this sport. I did some homework on this guy today & watched his legendary 2009 quad stomp about 30 times. Instant fan.

  • @sethwoodward5515
    @sethwoodward551510 ай бұрын

    The muscle only knows tension not numbers. I like to start off heavy to get some a good pump going then drop the weight from 50, 45, 40 then back up

  • @pauldraper1736


    10 ай бұрын

    The muscles know tension and contractions. Isometric won't get you very must contract through a range. The more tension and the times it contracts, the stronger the stimulus to grow. (obviously those are two opposing factors that have to be balanced)

  • @brokedonkeygarage6017
    @brokedonkeygarage60179 ай бұрын

    I love how I've seen so many of your videos for many years and they literally state the same thing over and over not super heavyweight the same rep range . real information brother thank you .

  • @angelwings1888
    @angelwings1888Ай бұрын

    Awesome advice...thanks man 😎👍

  • @brentc4593
    @brentc45936 ай бұрын

    Rep range is bs. This guy was on the juice and he's not smart enough to understand the science. If you want to get size and strength and be lean look up Dorian Yates. Trained 3-4 times a week MAX for 45 min Max 6 Mr. Olympias and in my opinion looked way better than Cutler! Dorian was actually pretty intelligent and listened to Arthur Jones and mild mentzer who were both brilliant people. Mentzer probably the most intelligent bodybuilder ever.

  • @erichargreaves9883
    @erichargreaves98838 ай бұрын

    I think you should let your body tell you where your best pump is. I feel it the best between 12 and 15 reps

  • @robbylebotha
    @robbylebotha10 ай бұрын

    Personally I respond better to a mix. Set: Medium weight - 10 reps Heavy weight - 8 reps Max weight - 4 reps. (Might repeat) It always bothers me that people think you have to choose only 1 way. Like calisthenics guys just preach calisthenics and always talk down on gym, same with crossfit people. When reality is not only can you do calisthenics + crossfit + boxing + weight lifting, but you will actually benefit more combining them. Call it Functional Aesthetics Training.

  • @jaydubb8445
    @jaydubb844510 ай бұрын

    Cutler you are truly a legend man, very humble and have always been a gentleman!!

  • @aedanarnold9385
    @aedanarnold93852 ай бұрын

    Thanks jay Your word is gospel imo Every time I want info I always come to your profile first 👊🏽

  • @HerculesFit
    @HerculesFit10 ай бұрын

    12-10-8 has always been the go to 💪

    @UNBELIEVABLE6187 ай бұрын

    Yes thank you Cutler tell em how it is

  • @hasanelzend8052
    @hasanelzend805224 күн бұрын

    Excellent advice

  • @tw5991
    @tw59918 ай бұрын

    Jay thanks for sharing all this amazing information, I’m using a lot of what your giving out and it’s awesome man. ✊🏼🤙🏼

  • @granitemonkey
    @granitemonkey4 ай бұрын

    I love Jay because he breaks it down simple

  • @famcantor5
    @famcantor59 ай бұрын

    Jay looks & breathes amazing for his age, still training & keeping quality size, congrats sir, you are a standard in bodybuilding! A champions' champion!

  • @chrisanthusswinnerstone2081
    @chrisanthusswinnerstone2081Ай бұрын

    Bro will start looking 50 at 80. Respect.

  • @georgefunes4535
    @georgefunes45359 ай бұрын

    A wealth of knowledge in the field and isn’t afraid to share it or make you purchase some program.

  • @CPLJimmy-bh9kc
    @CPLJimmy-bh9kc6 ай бұрын

    Thanks for All your Valuable Tips Mr Olympia. Have a good day.

  • @kidcamacho6631
    @kidcamacho6631Ай бұрын

    This man is gold, thanks Mr. Cutler

  • @tonyrodriguez1339
    @tonyrodriguez13397 ай бұрын

    The Master has spoken, Listen !!!!

  • @bobjenkins4925
    @bobjenkins492510 ай бұрын

    Doing 8-12 reps to grow is one of those pieces of advice found in exercise science books 40+ years ago, but which is 100% true

  • @NicCounty
    @NicCounty10 ай бұрын

    We love you Jay, you dah man💪🏽💪🏽

  • @dean6880
    @dean6880Ай бұрын

    Never really followed this guy but I'm really enjoying his content

  • @vinayk6452
    @vinayk64522 ай бұрын

    Following you since 2004

  • @spicybiker3191
    @spicybiker319110 ай бұрын

    Jay looking awsome these days!!

  • @nathanmarshall9951
    @nathanmarshall99518 ай бұрын

    i think this dude is the greatest

  • @scoutwithoutclout
    @scoutwithoutclout5 ай бұрын

    This might sound weird, but lately I've just been doing whatever my body calls for that day. Each rep, set, rest time, & targeted muscle group I base on listening to my body. Same for diet. It's working better than previous failed attempts at regimented schedules or hard set macros. Yesterday I played basketball for an hour, and ate 3 turkey burgers (maybe 800 cal). I could've ate way more but really wasn't hungry. I try to really listen bc my hypothesis is my body will tell me. I make up lots of full body exercises at the gym, love cables and always incorporate fully concentrating on my core in every exercise. I was 240 on day 1, am down 7 pounds in 5 days and today feels like chest/shoulders/core. I'm also discovering personal dietary tricks. For example I tried cutting diets before and always failed on the 4th day. Meaning I'd eat low carb, strict deficit, low to moderate fat even, but high protein for 3 days & most of the 4th. But on that 4th night I'd always break and eat like a madman. This time I alloted for 1 cheat meal every 4th night. 2 nights ago it was a bag of chocolate cookies. But I follow it with back to healthier cut days. What I'm saying is I failed every time I fought my own tendencies but this time i think I'm going to succeed bc I'm listening to them. In listening, I've found hunger is rare too. Most of my eating was more boredom or entertainment. But now if I really listen and only eat when actually hungry (wanting to eat is not hunger) it's amazing how much less I require. I'm going to push the limits of a 5 week cut and see what's possible. I'd like to go from 240 to 205 in ab 35 days while maintaining and possibly even enhancing lean mass. After that I may incorporate a more maintenance approach to eating (like including some complex carbs) but I'm just gonna listen to my body and I have this odd feeling that this will be the 1st time I really succeed with my health goals