Posted 20 August 2014 by Interview:

Joel Corry


How and when did you start training?

Started training at 16 years old. My Dad was a manager of a local leisure centre, he taught tennis, but I preferred to spend time in the gym rather than the tennis court!

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

As a newbie I was totally focussed on how much weight I was lifting, rather than form and technique. I also neglected my lower body and did not diet correctly to start with. Generally normal mistakes people make when they start out!


We know consistency is key, what tips would you give
to anyone struggling to stay consistent?

Consistency is everything! By doing something over and over again it becomes a habit. Once it is a habit then it is a lot easier! So I would advise anyone struggling to be consistent to just keep trying and break through that initial struggle until it becomes a habit!

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Yes I listen to music when I train! I love my house music, anything from EDM to deep and techy beats! At the moment on my Ipod I have some live sets from Eric Prydz, Solomon and Adam Beyer!

What do you think about when you have to dig deep
and push out that last rep?

When it is time to dig deep and push for that last rep I just remind myself that the whole reason I have come to the gym today is to stimulate that muscle fibre! Those final reps in the set are the reps that are key in achieving that stimulation!

How far ahead do you plan and prepare ahead
your nutrition and training if at all?

I spend so much time on the road travelling around DJing, so planning and prepping my meals is a huge challenge in my life! Sometimes I prep up to 14 meals at one time!

What are you most proud of?

I guess I am most proud of being part of Optimum Nutrition and representing them as a sponsored athlete! It is an honour to be associated with such a respected, leading company in the industry!

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I stay lean all year round; I could not have it any other way! Aesthetics over everything! ;)

What types of cardio do you do?

I use a combination of fasted HIIT and LISS workouts for cardio. I have a treadmill at home so it is easy to get it in before breakfast when I am at home!

What is your training routine like?

Full workout routine

What is your diet when trying to get in peak condition?


09:00 - Meal 1 - Breakfast

Approx. 60 grams of Original Quaker oats mixed with: Organic skimmed milk, 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey chocolate protein powder, Tablespoon of honey, Frozen berries (defrost in microwave).
200ml egg whites.
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men, Fish Oils & CLA tablets.
Water mixed with 1 tablespoon of Optimum Nutrition CGT-10 to drink.

11:00 - Meal 2

1 or 2 cans of tuna steak in sunflower oil.

13:00 - Meal 3 - Lunch (pre-workout meal)

1 chicken breast, Approx. 150g of sweet potato mash or brown rice, 1 cup of broccoli.

Meal 4 Post-workout shake on training days

2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey & 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Glyco-maize mixed with water.
Optimum Nutrition BCAA tablets.

17:00 - Meal 5

Optimum Nutrition Complete protein bar or Oats and Whey Flapjack.

19:00 – Meal 6

1 chicken breast or sirloin steak or salmon fillet, Approx. 150g of sweet potato mash or brown rice, 1 cup of broccoli.

21:00 – Meal 7

0% fat Greek yoghurt mixed with 1 scoop of Optimum Nutrition Hydro whey and blue berries.

23:00 - Meal 8 - (before bed)

2 scoops of Optimum Nutrition Casein chocolate protein powder blended with organic skim milk and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

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Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders
or fitness models?

I am obviously part of the fitness and physique category, however I am fascinated with bodybuilders and spend time watching videos of the greats like Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Phil Heath and of course Arnie!

What supplements do you use if any?

I use Optimum Nutrition supplements, check out my diet plan!

What top 3 tips would you give to anyone wanting
to get CutAndJacked?

  1. Set goals with your physique, this helps a lot with focus and gives you a purpose to train!
  2. Keep a variation with your exercises in the gym, this will prevent you hitting a plateau!
  3. Be consistent with your training and diet, this is the most important thing!

Joel Corry

Weight: 80KG

Height: 5ft, 11in


Twitter: @JoelCorry


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