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Chris Hemsworth’s Exercise and Diet Plan

Mon, May 7, 2012

Celebrity Diet Plans, Fitness

Chris Hemsworth’s Exercise and Diet Plan

How To Look Like A Super Hero

Most of you may recognize Chris Hemsworth as Thor, from the recent Marvel movie. He reprises this role in “The Avengers” movie. But how does one come to look like a super hero?

Chris Hemsworth Thor Workout

Want to look like a super hero too? Follow Chris’ workout program for Thor.

Thor wields a giant hammer, which can’t be easy to pick up if you don’t have a lot of muscles. To fill such mighty shoes, Hemsworth had a strict, healthy diet and a dedicated workout routine.

The Thor Diet

Because Hemsworth needed to bulk up for his role as the mighty Thor he needed to eat a lot. Not all of you are going to want to bulk up, but the foods that Hemsworth chose to eat in order to achieve his goal are foods you’ll want to eat too, just less of them.

Protein was what he wanted, and needed most, and he got his protein from protein shakes, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables and other good food options. Instead of falling towards meat, like most people do when they think of protein, he went for a daily protein shake. He also filled up on fruits for their fiber content and avoided simple sugars from white sugar, white pasta and other processed foods.

Chris Hemsworth Bulks Up For Thor

To be a super hero, you not only have to work out but eat healthy!

Instead of unhealthy pastas and plain old rice, Hemsworth opted for protein rich quinoa. Most people will want to lessen the amount of protein they take in, after all the human body really doesn’t need a ton of it. But when you are getting your protein mainly from plant based foods you are already on the role to a healthier you, inside and out.

The Thor Workout

The main focus for Hemsworth’s workout was building defined muscles. He had to change up his exercise often and focus on specific muscles. While bulking up for Thor Hemsworth’s visited the gym daily. Apparently, you only need to work out 5 days a week to look like a super hero. Use the other two days for rest and relaxation. Resting helps the body just as much as the workout does, giving the muscles time to relax and prepare for the next few days at the gym.

Exercises you will want to alternate on your workout days, which Hemsworth used to get his Thor body, are pushups; squats; reverse and regular lunges; pullups; and a few crunches here and there. Switch up one day a week for a great cardio workout, either taking a run or using a treadmill. Integrate weights/dumbbells into your workouts whenever you can to add resistance which will help build strong, lean muscle.

Try using dumbbells when doing squats. Stand with your feet shoulder length apart and hold a dumbbell in each hand. Start with the dumbbells held down to your side, arms straight. When you squat bend your arms up towards your chest. This will give you a more full body workout. As the workout gets easier, add more reps and heavier dumbbells.

One thing that Hemsworth also made sure he got plenty of was sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep so your body can heal itself and regain expended energy, then all of the exercise and dieting you’ve done is pretty much a waste. Also, stay hydrated. You’re expending water while working out that needs to be replaced. Our body’s are made up mostly of water and it is important to keep them quenched!

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Jim Rat Says:

    Why would you lie to people about Chris’ diet?? You physically cannot bulk up from relying on the protein content in fruits and vegetables. And what the heck are “other good food options” anyway. Sounds like there was more going into his body if that was his real diet. Thor is awesome and Chris is a stud and a great actor, but don’t publish these lies. Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and it breaks down quickly and gets to the muscles fast, but nobody puts on 30+ lbs. of muscle using the “quinoa” diet. Nice try, an excellent attempt to mislead people. Anyone who gets a chance to read this should know that the only way to truly bulk up NATURALLY is a diet rich in proteins, carbs and quality fats found in meats and nuts(or just be born with killer genetics). Using the natural anabolic properties of steak will help naturally raise testosterone levels making muscle growth more possible. Don’t want the fat associated with steak?? Opt for chicken or turkey instead. As for how much, the rule of thumb is one gram, to gram and a half of protein per pound of body weight. Example, a 200 pound man should take in 200-300 grams of protein per day for maximum muscle response. That’s scary to think about, but muscle growth is almost entirely dependent on protein to make the repairs needed after the positive damage done that comes from lifting weights. Think about this for a second, one large banana has 1.5 grams of protein. One cup of chopped broccoli has 0.9 grams of protein. Do you have any idea how many bananas it would take to get your protein level high enough to see any muscle growth. It’s just silly. Well this has been fun, good luck with your future dieting experiences. My next book will be on a proper workout regimen. Hahaha

  2. Tom Corson-Knowles Says:

    Hey Jim, great comment! You’re right, Chris didn’t just bulk up on fruits and vegetables – I edited that part to make it a bit more clear.

    He did have protein shakes as well as whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, etc. It’s not like he bulked up on bananas alone but you can easily get enough protein to bulk up with whole grains/legumes/nuts/seeds and without meat. Just look up vegan bodybuilders.

  3. jane Says:

    Jim, did you actually read this article? Because you got all the information wrong that you claim it said. Where does it say it was a steady diet restricted to only fruits, vegetables and quinoa? It talks about daily protein shakes, legumes, nuts, seeds, whole grains etc. Read it all the way through before you accuse people of lying. That’s just bad charector.

  4. Tom Corson-Knowles Says:

    Hey Jane, thanks for your comment! I did edit it slightly because I understand how Jim could have thought that before given the older wording of the article.

  5. bigboy Says:

    About the Thor workout:
    His workout contained solid compound movements like the Bench press, overhead press, Barbel squats, bent over rows and deadlifts. It’s impossible, especially with his height, to get a physique like that without going heavy on the compounds.

  6. Ace Says:

    this is the stuipdest article ive ever seen! no one bulks up 20 pounds of pure muscle that fast eating quinoa and plants. what a bunch of vegan bullshit

  7. therealdeal Says:

    chris hemsworth admitted to eating copious amounts of chicken and various meats to bulk up for thor. he states this in several of his interviews on talk shows. this article is all made up, not enough time for a few minutes of research I guess. this guy, tom corson, well we all know who he is.. a guy trying to sell some supplements and shakes to people who don’t know any better.

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