Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is making headlines once again for all the right reasons. Gone are the dating dramas of 2016, the 34 year-old master of the decks is back with fresh new music, and an a renewed outlook on health and fitness.
Wish a fresh new banger featuring Sam Smith is due to drop any minute now, Harris is seemingly back on the grind, appearing happy and healthy. The DJ has received plenty of attention of recent years, thanks to his transformation from daggy man-child to a stylish source of fitness inspiration.
"When you are a spotty awkward teenager, you don't want people to look at you. It's a self-conscious thing. Everyone looks at you because you are extra gangly," said Harris, real name Adam Wiles, according to the Daily Sun. "It's only in the last five years that I have come to terms with the fact that I am a big tall b******."
So what does Harris put his transformation down to? There are 4 main aspects that helped him shred up and pack on size; location, nutrition, sleep... and an ab roller.
Since moving to LA, Harris has reportedly been able to focus on healthy eating, and staying fit, thanks to a healthier variety of food options and the odd cheeky pilates workout. "The food is fantastic over here [in LA]. You can eat healthily, there’s a lot more healthy options than in the UK — that’s a fact," he said.
According to Now magazine, some of that food included his daily go-to breakfast of an egg-white omelette with smoked salmon and spinach. Look, I could definitely imagine worse breakfasts! Harris is also the owner of a veggie patch, where he grows his own watermelons. Showing off his fresh produce on Instagram last week, it seems that some of his muscle mass can definitely be put down to fruit gains.
One item Harris admits to avoiding while on tour is alcohol, a tough ask in his industry.
And as for the abs, well Harris credits the aforementioned humble ab roller, a tool he's used to get in shape for his famous Armani underwear shoots.
"Staying in a gym routine while on the road is tricky," admitted the DJ on Instagram, "but as long as you don't drink, eat well, sleep enough and take one of those mad little ab rollers with u (sic) everywhere you'll be good."
“You can use an ab roller or even paper plates if you’re at home and don’t have one,” McMillan says. "Roll your way out flat until you build your core strength up to be able to do the full ab rollout,” says McMillan.