When Heughan first got the role on Outlander, he weighed around 180 pounds. But to play Jamie, he wanted to add more weight because the character “is an outdoors man and a warrior. So I had six weeks in London with a trainer at a CrossFit gym and we started learning the necessary deadlifts and Olympic lifts and then did a lot of conditioning work. Throughout the year I built up my way to 92-94 kgs (202-207 pounds) and really saw my lifts get a lot stronger,” Heughan told Men’s Journal. (Heughan’s personal best deadlift is 396.8 pounds).
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