Jay Cutler had a discussion about steroids with Milos Sarcev during an episode of his podcast.
Jay Cutler remains one of the most popular figures in bodybuilding, even following his retirement. Cutler remains an influential voice because of his willingness to discuss the ins and outs of the sport. This includes the use of steroids, which has become a huge problem following a recent string of deaths that has impacted the sport. During a recent episode of his podcast, Cutler was joined by coach Milos Sarcev to discuss drug use in bodybuilding.
Sarcev is one of the most well-known bodybuilding coaches and has worked with some huge names over the years. He is a former bodybuilder with seven Olympia appearances under his belt. Sarcev remains busy coaching the likes of Regan Grimes. As for Cutler, he built a bodybuilding career that will dub him one of the best to ever do it.
Cutler won the Olympia four times. Most notably, he ended the eight-year streak of Ronnie Coleman in 2006. To get to this point, Cutler had to use everything he could during his career to build a championship physique. Cutler has been open about his steroid use since retiring and continues to reflect on it.
“I THINK I ABUSED DRUGS,” JAY CUTLER SAID.
“OF COURSE, LISTEN THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE SPEEDING FASTER THAN YOU ON THE ROAD, BUT WE DID A PROTOCOL BUT REMEMBER WE ARE IN SOMETHING THAT WASN’T DRUG TESTED. IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A KAMIKAZE, TRIAL AND ERROR.”
The two continue to discuss what the word “abuse” actually means. During his career, Cutler was taking 1000 migs of testosterone. This was part of one of his protocols.
“WHEN YOU SAY OKAY, YOU ADMITTEDLY ABUSED. AL OF US ABUSE IN THE MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY,” SARCEV EXPLAINED.
“I HAVE TAKEN 1000 BUT IT WAS A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. I DIDN’T FEEL RIGHT ON IT,” CUTLER SAID.
“I DID 750. I’VE SEEN PEOPLE TAKE BETWEEN TWO AND FIVE THOUSAND MILLIGRAMS IN A WEEK OF TESTOSTERONE ALONE,” SARCEV RESPONDED.
Jay Cutler And Milos Sarcev On Drug Testing
No matter the sport, athletes have become knowledgable on how to pass drug tests when they should not. As time has gone on, it has become more difficult but it is still possible to this day. It was a bit easier during the time of Cutler and Sarcev on stage.
The two continued to explain that athletes can pass drug tests if they understand the window in which a drug will surface. That is difficult to accomplish today.
“THERE’S CERTAIN STEROIDS THAT ARE IN AND OUT OF THE SYSTEM WITH THE BEST EFFECT. WHICH ONES SHOULD YOU STAY AWAY FROM?” CUTLER ASKS.
“THERE IS A PLASMA HALS-LIFE RIGHT BUT THEN THERE’S A CLEARANCE TIME…I REMEMBER, 49 DAYS IS THE LONGEST, IT’S JUST TOO, TOO LONG. NANDROLONE CAN STAY A YEAR AND A HALF,” SARCEV RESPONDED.
Sarcev admits to being part of the craze of cheating drug tests during his time on stage and this is why he believes it would not happen today.
“NOW, I DON’T THINK IT’S EVEN POSSIBLE. BACK IN THE DAY, I WAS A PART OF IT.”
“THERE’S ALWAYS SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO FIND A WAY TO OUTSMART THEM. I DIDN’T BELIEVE IT SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT’S A CLEAN SPORT. WHEN I HEARD FROM CHARLES FRANCIS THAT NINE OUT OF TEN OLYMPIC MEDALISTS USED, I’M LIKE ‘COME ON. I WOULDN’T WANT TO ACCEPT IT.’ YOU WANT TO BELIEVE THE INTEGRITY OF ALL ATHLETES AND ETHICS FOR US. IT’S NOT THE DRUG TEST CONTEST THAT I TRIED TO ENTER AND BEAT THE TEST.”
Jay Cutler reached the pinnacle of bodybuilding during his career. Now, he is extremely open to discussing how he reached the top and what steps were taken. Whether they are positive or negative, they can be used as learning tools for the next generation.