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'Glee' Star Kevin McHale Talks Body Transformation in New Interview

Friday Aug 31, 2018
Actor Kevin McHale
Actor Kevin McHale  (Source:Instagram / @kevinmchale)

"Glee" star Kevin McHale spoke with Us Weekly this week to open up about his body transformation, saying he gained five pounds of muscle, went from 16 percent body fat to 7.8 percent, and got a six-pack along the way.

McHale, 30, opened up about his 12-week transformation.

"I had become skinny fat," he told the magazine. "I had been working through an intestine and digestion issue that was eluding diagnosis and that really took a toll on me. I was constantly in pain. I had tried so many different elimination diets - nothing was working."

The actor said he gained weight and his confidence sank.


"It got to the point where I was already feeling miserable because of the intestinal issues, plus the self-added guilt of not getting myself to the gym or eating as healthy as possible. It was a recipe for disaster," McHale said.

That's when he decided to take his health into his own hands and signed up for four to five workout sessions a week at Ultimate Performance Opens a New Window, a personal training-only studio in Los Angeles.


"My trainer, Eddie, started by asking me about my health goals and really wanted to know that I'd be fully committed - and I was," he told Us Weekly. "Eddie pushed me to the point of failure, conditioning me to be comfortable with that, knowing that I could push myself harder than I thought I could. And when I couldn't, he would be there to quite literally take the weight from me.

"I realized over those first few weeks that the little changes and corrections during every single rep was what was really making the difference," the actor added. "After that initial period, we moved onto switching up the order, adding more weights and fewer reps earlier in the week and adding more reps by the end."


Read more details about McHale's training by checking out the full interview with Us Weekly by clicking here.

McHale recently made headlines in May when he publicly came out as gay (thanks to Ariana Grande's music!) and confirmed that he's dating actor Austin McKenzie.


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