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Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, renowned for his captivating music, has recently garnered attention for a different reason: his remarkable health and fitness transformation. Now 40 years old, Harris, who once found himself embroiled in personal dramas, made a notable comeback with his 2022 album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 2. This transformation has made him a source of fitness inspiration for many.
A significant part of Harris’s transformation is attributed to his relocation to Los Angeles. This move allowed him to focus more on his nutrition and incorporate fitness activities into his routine, including occasional Pilates workouts. “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 highlighted, emphasising the abundance of healthy food options in LA compared to the UK.
According to Now magazine, Harris’s diet plays a crucial role in his fitness regime. His daily breakfast typically includes an egg-white omelette with smoked salmon and spinach. He also owns a veggie patch, frequently sharing his homegrown watermelons on Instagram, which underscores the importance of fresh produce in his diet. Remarkably, he maintains a disciplined approach to his diet, even avoiding alcohol while on tour.
Harris has also incorporated recovery techniques into his fitness routine, including the use of ice baths for cold water therapy. This method is known to activate the body’s natural healing processes and relieve the aftereffects of intense exercise.
The most talked-about aspect of Harris’s fitness journey is his abs, which he credits to the use of an ab roller. This simple yet effective tool has been essential in his workouts, particularly while preparing for his well-known Armani underwear shoots. Harris shared in a deleted Instagram caption, “Staying in a gym routine while on the road is tricky, 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.”
Reflecting on his past, Harris admitted to feeling self-conscious during his teenage years. He told the Daily Sun, “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.” However, in recent years, he has come to terms with his physicality and embraced it fully.