Posted 09 December 2014 by Interview:

Darrell Rabess


How and when did you start training?

I started training religiously when I injured my knee playing football, I was a keen footballer up until the age of 21 and played for various semi professional teams representing my London borough at various tournaments. While injured I started my rehabilitation programme what involved strength training, as I got stronger my passion for the weights room grew at the same rate and since then I never looked back! I am now an iron addict!!

What mistakes did you make as a newbie?

I didn't find the level of discipline required outside of the gym for example - nutrition & lifestyle when I first started, I thought if I just lift I will have the shape I saw on the magazines but that was not the case and I have since learnt the art of discipline in my lifestyle.


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

Set daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals, write down the main reasons you want to change when you start out and make an emotional attachment to them. Reward yourself with the things you love when you hit targets and never give up!

Do you listen to music whilst training?

Anyone who knows me will tell you I am a house music lover, I love all types of house music, deep, minimal, tech & soulful they all get my adrenalin pumping when I'm training!


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

I think of where I come from, the tough times I have faced and where I want to go in the future!

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

I plan my nutrition every Sunday for the week ahead, being a model & actor I have shoots and castings to attend so I programme my training and nutrition accordingly manipulating carbs, protein and fats to fit my macros for the week!


What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the mentality I have towards life! Mentally, physically and emotionally I have built strength and that for me is more important than any aesthetics.

Do you bulk and cut or stay lean year round?

I choose to stay healthy all year round, I wouldn't class myself as a bodybuilder but a health and fitness professional, the only time I restrict my body is pre-competition to get that extra tight and dryness to my look.


What types of cardio do you do?

I prefer LISS due to my body type but I do shock my system with HITT and swimming conditioning once per week.

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

High protein, high fat, low carb with a carb load when required.


Who are your favourite athletes, bodybuilders or fitness models?

That's a hard question because they are so different! But I do choose to like athletes who have a philosophy to their training and also those with a spiritual side. I like to see depth as both can also be all about your look but I believe developing the inside is just as important.

What supplements do you use if any?

  • Sci Mx Shred X Fat Stripper
  • Sci Mx Ultra Whey
  • Sci Mx X Plode Ripped Core Pre Workout
  • Sci Mx BCAA INTRA During Sessions Cardio & Weights
  • Sci Mx Grs 9 Hour Protein Before Bed
  • Sci Mx  Creatine Monohydrate After training sessions

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

  1. Be Consistent.
  2. Stay dedicated.
  3. Be disciplined in and out of the gym!

 Darrell Rabess
 Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 80kg

Instagram - @simplydarrellpt
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