by Craig Titus
Open Letter to Jay Cutler
So I’ve recently looked at several contest photos of Jay Cutler competing in the 2013 Mr. Olympia. Truth is, Jay looked a bit tired and for lack of a better term deflated. Now everyone in the bodybuilding world are voicing their opinions suggested Jay should hang up his posing trunks and retire. I say to Jay, FUCK THAT!! I do however agree that the 4 time Mr. Olympia Champion should no doubt forget about standing on the Olympia stage in the future. Fact is Phil Heath and Kai Greene will be battling for the coveted title for the next several years.
That’s simply the way it is and always will be in the sport of professional bodybuilding. Phil Heath has made his physique known and he’ll be fighting off Greene for what I suspect to be the next five years or more. But should Jay Cutler retire? Hell No!! Sure, Jay’s day of superior magnificence on the Olympia stage has ended, but certainly his career in bodybuilding can go on for years to come…that is if he takes my advice. That said, Jay my friend, this is the course of action for you. You and I both know, other then Phil Heath or Kai Greene no other athlete in the IFBB today is worthy of holing your gym bag providing you show up at least 90% on contest day. Screw the Olympia! And more importantly, forget about using contest gurus in regard to preparing for competitions. And equally important, stop using diuretics all together!! You and both know, one of your techniques for getting your condition as dry as possible is using diuretics pre-contest and then loading carbs to fill your muscle bellies out while ridding your physique of sub Q water. But the truth is, you look your absolute best approx. 2-3 weeks out from contest date!! The diuretic technique is just to extreme and violent on your system. Now that your 40, the diuretics is a tool of your past. And not to be included within your repertoire. Your physique looked tired, over worked and that at the Olympia. This is without a doubt due to the extreme contest technique’s Chad Nichol’s used, with your approval of course, which included diuretics and loading with simple sugars and insulin. My friend, your age will not allow these drastic and dangerous methods to be practiced anymore. You know how to get into shape, you’re muscle mass is 2nd to no one, and your work ethic has proven to be superior in this chosen field. Listen, compete in every single IFBB show throughout 2014…forget the Olympia!! Just think about it for a moment…get into shape and when you reach the contest condition you obtain two weeks out from a show, change not one thing and walk on stage! No diuretics, no simple sugar loading with insulin, no shocking extreme last minute adjustments that just flatten you out and leave you feeling ill… my friend, do what you do, win every IFBB show available and leave the Olympia in your rear view mirror. I know with absolute certainty you’re more then capable of racking up more IFBB wins then any other athlete in the history of bodybuilding. The physique you present two weeks out from a show is simply amazing!! You could use the 2014 contest season as an opportunity to promise you Jay Cutler Elite Series supplement line. Hop on the BPI tour bus, travel from contest to contest and do what you do…out perform the competition! We both know Phil Heath and Kai Greene will be preparing for the Olympia and only the Olympia. That’s excellent!! Jay, when your muscle bellies are full two weeks prior to a show no one can beat you…other then Heath and Greene. Let Phil and Kai take the Olympia while you go else where collecting IFBB wins! No one Olympia title could generate more exposure and supplement promotion then Jay winning half a dozen or more IFBB contest in one competitive season! And even of Jay placed top three in a portion of the competitions, the attention brought to his supplement line would be… priceless.
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Craig Michael Titus was born in Wyandotte, Michigan on Jan 14, 1967. The eldest of Michael and Sandra Titus’ three children. In high school, Craig wrestled for his school team at 132lbs. After graduation, decided to put on some muscle via weight training. When Craig graduated from high school he was 5’6″ and 140lbs. By the age of 21, he was 5’9″ and 185lbs. Once he started weight training and seeing results, he was hooked. Craig’s first bodybuilding show was the 1988 Houston Bodybuilding Championships in which he won the Men’s Open middleweight class and the overall title.
2002 Mr. Olympia – 11th
2002 Night of Champions XIV – 5th
2002 Southwest Pro – 7th
2001 British Grand Prix – 9th
2001 Mr. Olympia – 12th
2001 Arnold Classic – 6th
2001 SAN FRANCISCO GRAND PRIX – 2nd
2001 IRONMAN PRO INVITATIONAL – 5th
2000 Toronto Pro – 1st
2000 Arnold Classic – 10th
2000 Night of Champions – 11th
2000 Ironman Pro Invitational – 8th
1996 NPC USA Championships — 1st Heavyweight and Overall
1995 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC National Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1994 NPC USA Championships — 2nd Heavyweight
1993 NPC USA Championships — 4th Heavyweight
1991 NPC Ironman/Ironmaiden — Overall
1990 NPC Tournament of Champions — 3rd Heavyweight
1990 NPC Western Cup — Overall
1989 NPC Houston Bodybuilding Championships — Overall