Chris Hemsworth has one of the best physiques in Hollywood.
Chris Hemsworth has one of the best physiques in Hollywood, as evident by his lead role in the movie Thor. To play the superhero warrior Thor, Hemswroth needed to add around 20 pounds of muscle to his 6’3 frame. He focused heavily on his diet and workout regimen to play the role successfully.
In terms of his diet, he needed to constantly eat food to build up his body. In order to build lean muscle mass like Hemsworth, you need to eat more calories than your body burns off. However, stuffing your face with the wrong type of food, or just eating 2 or 3 large meals a day isn’t the way to gain muscle. You’ll just end up with weight problems.
You can see how much Hemsworth bulked up between his movie roles in “Home & Away” and “Thor”.
He relied on protein-based foods, fruits, and vegetables. These foods are high in nutritional value to build lean muscle without gaining much fat. Protein is the foundation of building muscle and was the centerpiece of Hemsworth’s diet. Unlike fats and carbohydrates, the body is unable to store excess protein so therefore it can be eaten a lot more frequently. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of healthy carbohydrates to give you more energy for your muscle building needs. They are loaded with vitamins and minerals, and low in calories. Not to mention, these healthy carbohydrates can slow muscle protein breakdown and provide more fiber for the body.
In terms of his workout regimen, Hemsworth focused on a new routine almost daily. He changed around his weight, reps, and tempo to prevent muscular adaptation. It’s important to change around your workouts. The human body is a mechanism which works to adapt to whatever is happening to it. Therefore, you need to change it up so your body can experience new growth and resistance placed on it, rather than reaching a plateau. After bulking up for his role, Hemsworth needed to lean out a little. He ate less and did metabolic circuits to burn calories without burning off muscle. Metabolic circuits is basically interval training mixed with resistance training. This means you’ll get the fat-burning benefits of intense cardio along with the muscle-building properties of weight workouts.