He came in fifth place on the 28th season of Dancing With The Stars.
And after months of dancing, James Van Der Beek has taken to Instagram to show off his new more slender and toned physique.
The 42-year-old shared a side-by-side shirtless selfie to showcase the differences in his body since swapping his Muay Thai workouts for dancing.
Fight training vs dancing! James Van Der Beek showcased his incredible Dancing With The Stars body transformation on Instagram on Wednesday when he showcased how dancing had changed his physique
‘Fight training vs. dancing…’ he captioned the 50/50 photo.
‘I’d been training in Muay Thai three days a week for about six months (for the next project I’m writing) when I hit pause to dance six hours a day. Now I can rhumba.’
James wore the same blue denim jeans and belt for the photo that was taken a few months apart.
Spilling all the tips and tricks: James wore the same blue denim jeans and belt for the photo that was taken a few months apart and also dished on his diet
The Dawson’s Creek alum also dished on the diet he followed while dancing to help out his new statement abs.
‘lot of fruit, vegetables, lot of smoothies, salads,’ he began when asked by a fan on social media.
‘I danced early in the day so pretty much ate vegan until dinner. Had to keep it light fare because we didn’t really take breaks.’
Vegan based: ‘I danced early in the day so pretty much ate vegan until dinner. Had to keep it light fare because we didn’t really take breaks’
More of a dad bod! James’ mirror selfie comes after he shared a similar one back in April where he displayed more of a dad bod with just a pink towel wrapped around his waist
He continued: ‘Not so much of a diet…more like only wanting to eat what I knew would make me feel good under the work load.’
James’ mirror selfie comes after he shared a similar one back in April where he displayed more of a dad bod with just a pink towel wrapped around his waist.
‘Just giving up? Or just not giving a f*ck? #Dadwear #IHaveDaughters,’ he captioned.
Workout of choice! Prior to DWTS, James worked out with fight training
James placed fifth on Dancing With The Stars. Hannah Brown was crowned the winner of the mirror ball.
He was in the bottom two with Ally Brooke earlier in the month and announced during his final show that his wife Kimberly Van Der Beek had suffered a miscarriage with their sixth child.
The Fifth Harmony kindly offered up her place after he was eliminated but he encouraged her to go on instead.
Despite his elimination he and his partner Emma Slater returned to the stage during the finale to dance again.
‘It was great to be back and dancing. This group is a really tight group of dancers. All the celebs have been so supportive,’ he told USA Today.
‘I’m so glad I got to see everybody. And Emma and I really appreciated the reception we got the second we stepped on the floor. It really warmed my heart. It’s so appreciated.’
Kimberly revealed on her social media last week that ‘In 48 hours we lost our baby, boy, by the way, and I almost lost my life.’
Terrible news: James revealed earlier in the month that his wife Kimberly had sadly suffered a miscarriage with their sixth child; seen in July
Scary: Kimberly revealed on her social media last week that ‘In 48 hours we lost our baby, boy, by the way, and I almost lost my life’
Later on her Insta Stories Kimberly, who has four children with James, explained: ‘My biggest thing is my blood pressure.’
She added: ‘A lot of blood transfusion action this weekend, so I’m just taking it super easy trying to restore and build my blood.’
‘I am healing. I am definitely healing….I just get very lightheaded very easily so I can’t really get up and walk around for more than a couple minutes right now,’ she said.
The pair are parents to Olivia, nine, Joshua, seven, Annabel, five, Emilia, three, Gwendolyn, one.
Parents of-five! The pair are parents to Olivia, nine, Joshua, seven, Annabel, five, Emilia, three, Gwendolyn, one