Jay Cutler believes that no one “could ever blow your mind” like Lee Priest when he burst onto the scene.
Jay Cutler built a resume that has him up there with the best bodybuilders of all-time. He has seen it all in the sport but there is one physique that stood out from the pack. Cutler took some time to discuss how Lee Priest burst onto the scene at 21 years old.
Cutler was one of the true mass monsters during his time and he was able to win the Olympia four times. he displayed great symmetry and conditioning on stage to top plenty of competition. When Cutler gives credit to a young up-and-comer, they must have something special.
That is exactly what Cutler believed that Priest had. He won many competitions, highlighted by a victory at the 2013 NABBA Mr. Universe. Priest enjoyed a successful career that spanned close to three decades.
Jay Cutler On Lee Priest: “Nobody Can Ever Blow Your Mind Mind Lee Priest Looked”
Jay Cutler spoke with Flex Lewis on his Straight Outta The Lair podcast. This is where the two legends broke down some different topics in bodybuilding. When discussing Lee Priest, Cutler brought up the great Ronnie Coleman.
“LEE PRIEST WAS JUST COMING ON THE SCENE AT THAT TIME. I KNOW YOU GUYS KIND OF HAD THIS LITTLE RIVALRY BECAUSE WHO’S BETTER… DUDE HE WAS UNBELIEVABLE. NO LIE. I’VE SEEN RONNIE COLEMAN, I’VE OBVIOUSLY COMPETED WITH HIM. NOBODY CAN EVER BLOW YOUR MIND LIKE LEE PRIEST LOOKED WHEN HE WAS 21 YEARS OLD.”
Cutler remembers seeing Priest walk into the gym and marveled at the pure size that he carried around.
“I WALKED IN THE GYM AND I REMEMBER LOOKING AT HIM AND SAYING, ‘HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?’ HE COULD BARELY WALK HIS LEGS WERE SO BIG. I THINK HE DOWNSIZED AS HIS CAREER WENT ON BUT HE WAS MASSIVE.”
Lee Priest did not win a Sandow Trophy but he did appear on stage during the biggest show of the year multiple times. Priest remained a competitor because of his eye-popping physique.
Jay Cutler continued to discuss how Priest could look the way he did at 260 pounds. He kept incredible conditioning for the weight that he carried around and was shredded on stage.
“260 POUNDS BUT HE WASN’T FAT. YOU KNOW HE’S SHORTER, BUT HE WAS UNBELIEVABLE. I REMEMBER ED RAVEN, ‘YOU GOTTA SEE THIS KID’. I’M THINKING GOSH THIS GUY IS A YEAR OLDER THAN ME, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE.”
Lee Priest was recently inducted into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame because of his work on stage. He gained a massive following because of his physique and it not surprising that many competitors marveled at what he was able to build.