How I Used a New Type of Training to Get Out My Comfort Zone
Men's Health 2hrs ago

I was in a better place than my fellow challengers coming into this: I trained reasonably frequently; I ate reasonably well. But my advantageous situation presented its own challenges. Going from 50% to 70% is easier (sorry, guys) than going from 70% to 90%.

a man in a swimsuit: Jamie Millar had to think smart. If you’re already in good shape, transformation means taking your training beyond your comfort zone © Provided by Men's Health Jamie Millar had to think smart. If you’re already in good shape, transformation means taking your training beyond your comfort zone a man taking a selfie: The Trainer: As the founder of Evolve Fitness, Tim Walker’s expertise is tailored for fast, effective body transformations. The Trainer: As the founder of Evolve Fitness, Tim Walker’s expertise is tailored for fast, effective body transformations.

While David and Mark were cutting calories and eschewing carbs, I was eating basmati rice or sweet potato with chicken breast every three hours.

Thankfully, training was more fun, albeit intense. In the genetic card game that is life, I drew “legs." By week two, I was repping 110kg squats with chains attached; soon, I was deadlifting 150kg for five reps: a personal best.

Where I struggled was with my chest. Heavy benching was ditched in favor of flys, which helped me focus on muscular contraction. Ten weeks isn’t so long in the end. The challenge now, of course, is the next 10.

a person jumping up in the air: Jamie’s stats: 10% increase in arm size, 5% drop in waist size, 7kg increase in lean mass Jamie’s stats: 10% increase in arm size, 5% drop in waist size, 7kg increase in lean mass

Cardio By Stealth

2 Sessions Per Week | Takes 45 Mins | Level: Hard

Millar hated running. And cycling. Any sustained exercise, really. If you hate cardio, too, this final session sneaks it in, keeping your heart rate high and burning any last bits of body fat to deliver ultra-high definition.

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