You'd never be able to tell, but the deliciously jacked actorChris Hemsworth had never lifted weights in his life before getting his star-making role as Thor!
So how did he pack on 20 pounds of muscle onto his 6 foot 3 inch frame? Lot of eating! In a Men's Health interview, the actor said:
"I feel as if I've been busy, but all I've been doing is eating all day. Eating when you're not hungry and taking in that amount of food is exhausting."
There was lots of food, but lots of exercise too!
The actor had mostly kept in shape with his active lifestyle by surfing, boxing, and playing Australian Rules Football, but after snagging the title role in Marvel's upcoming film he had to hit the gym, explaining:
"Rest and exercise were equally as important. It wasn't until Thor that I started lifting weights. It was all pretty new to me."
The real key to Hemsworth's new buff bod was constantly challenging his muscles. His trainers constantly forced him to vary weight, reps, and speed so his muscles never adjusted to workouts.
Then, after all that heavy lifting and eating, the actor grew too big for his superhero costume! He slimmed down by eating less and did metabolic circuits to burn calories without sacrificing muscle.
Sounds like A LOT of work, but by the looks of it, totally worth it!
So there you have it! The secrets of Thor's thundering biceps have been revealed!
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