Busta Rhymes reveals how a DM to a professional bodybuilder helped him drop an incredible 100lbs – Daily Mail

Busta Rhymes reveals how a DM to a professional bodybuilder helped him drop an incredible 100lbs – Daily Mail

Busta Rhymes reveals how a DM to professional bodybuilder Dexter Jackson helped him drop an incredible 100lbs and transform his life: ‘I didn’t put any time into taking care of myself’

In just 12 months, rapper Busta Rhymes (born Trevor George Smith Jr) has dropped a remarkable 100lbs and regained control of his health.

The 48-year-old opened up about the realization that his weight had gotten out of control and was adversely impacting his health in a new interview with Men’s Health Magazine

Busta revealed that his journey to fitness happened after he slipped into the direct messages of professional bodybuilder Dexter Jackson who trained the Conglomerate star in the gym. 

Fitness fiend: Busta Rhymes opened up about his incredible 100lb weight loss in a new interview with Men's Health Magazine

Fitness fiend: Busta Rhymes opened up about his incredible 100lb weight loss in a new interview with Men's Health Magazine

Fitness fiend: Busta Rhymes opened up about his incredible 100lb weight loss in a new interview with Men’s Health Magazine

While working on his latest album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes said he was the unhealthiest he had ever been in his life but had been working too hard to notice.

‘Believe it or not, I made the album when I was at my most unhealthy,’ he told Men’s Health. ‘I was so focused on the music being the best that it could be, I didn’t put any time into taking care of myself.’

After struggling with sleep apnea and discovering that he had developed polyps on his throat that were blocking 90% of his breathing, the hip hop star knew he needed to take control.

Out of hand: While working on his latest album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes said he was the unhealthiest he had ever been in his life but had been working too hard to notice

Out of hand: While working on his latest album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes said he was the unhealthiest he had ever been in his life but had been working too hard to notice

Out of hand: While working on his latest album, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes said he was the unhealthiest he had ever been in his life but had been working too hard to notice

'Believe it or not, I made the album when I was at my most unhealthy,' he told Men's Health. 'I was so focused on the music being the best that it could be, I didn't put any time into taking care of myself.'

'Believe it or not, I made the album when I was at my most unhealthy,' he told Men's Health. 'I was so focused on the music being the best that it could be, I didn't put any time into taking care of myself.'

‘Believe it or not, I made the album when I was at my most unhealthy,’ he told Men’s Health. ‘I was so focused on the music being the best that it could be, I didn’t put any time into taking care of myself.’

‘That’s when I knew s**t was serious,’ he tells me. ‘The doctor told me that if I caught a cold or slept wrong that I could die. . . . It felt like this was on me now, and I had to steer things in a different direction. I was too young to be on all of these blood-pressure medications and acid-reflux medications.’ 

The biggest step towards his health goals came by happenstance when he was tagged in an Instagram by professional body building Dexter Jackson who was working out to one of his songs.

‘I hit him in the DM, I told him I needed his help, and I gave him my number, and he hit me back right away,’ Busta said seeing the tag as a sort of divine intervention.

'The doctor told me that if I caught a cold or slept wrong that I could die. . . . It felt like this was on me now, and I had to steer things in a different direction. I was too young to be on all of these blood-pressure medications and acid-reflux medications.'

'The doctor told me that if I caught a cold or slept wrong that I could die. . . . It felt like this was on me now, and I had to steer things in a different direction. I was too young to be on all of these blood-pressure medications and acid-reflux medications.'

‘The doctor told me that if I caught a cold or slept wrong that I could die. . . . It felt like this was on me now, and I had to steer things in a different direction. I was too young to be on all of these blood-pressure medications and acid-reflux medications.’

Calling in the experts: Busta revealed that his journey to fitness happened after he slipped into the direct messages of professional bodybuilder Dexter Jackson who trained the Conglomerate star in the gym

Calling in the experts: Busta revealed that his journey to fitness happened after he slipped into the direct messages of professional bodybuilder Dexter Jackson who trained the Conglomerate star in the gym

Calling in the experts: Busta revealed that his journey to fitness happened after he slipped into the direct messages of professional bodybuilder Dexter Jackson who trained the Conglomerate star in the gym

Showing his commitment to transforming his health, Busta actually moved to Florida for a month to begin his training with Jackson. 

He actually gained 50 lbs at first – going from 290lbs to 340lbs – but he was building muscle under the tutelage of Jackson and the help of a personal chef. 

The rap mogul’s routine was intense: three workouts a day on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and twice daily on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 

Incredible: Rhymes worked out 6 days a week for 30 days, two and three times per day and in October, the hip hop star shared a stunning before and after comparison on Instagram

Incredible: Rhymes worked out 6 days a week for 30 days, two and three times per day and in October, the hip hop star shared a stunning before and after comparison on Instagram

Incredible: Rhymes worked out 6 days a week for 30 days, two and three times per day and in October, the hip hop star shared a stunning before and after comparison on Instagram

He also told Men’s Health that he also adopted a stringent diet, eating every two-and-a-half hours and consuming 12 egg whites at a time. 

Since the intense 30-reset, the I Know What You Want rapper adopted a more manageable gym schedule and healthy diet. He is currently 254lbs. 

In October, Busta first revealed his massive weight loss on social media when shared a before and after comparison on Instagram. 

Time for a change: Showing his commitment to transforming his health, Busta actually moved to Florida for a month to begin his training with Jackson (Pictured in 2019)

Time for a change: Showing his commitment to transforming his health, Busta actually moved to Florida for a month to begin his training with Jackson (Pictured in 2019)

Time for a change: Showing his commitment to transforming his health, Busta actually moved to Florida for a month to begin his training with Jackson (Pictured in 2019)

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