Chris Hemsworth Workout: Thor Workout Got Him Too Big

Chris Hemsworth Thor Workout For Thursday = Chest/Back

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Duffy Gaver, the Chris Hemsworth workout personal trainer for Thor, says:

The basics still work: the same thing that got Arnold Schwarzenegger in shape 30 years ago still works today.

Chris Hemsworth Thor Workout For Friday = Legs & Abs

Legs exercises:

Ab exercises:


  • Chris Hemsworth would go Surfing (if you don’t surf, then you can perform burpees, which mimic the activity used during surfing.) Here’s a 12 minute cardio workout that mimics surfing.

Too Big For Thor: Switch to Kettlebells

After eight weeks of muscle building, the Chris Hemsworth workout had worked too well. He was too big for his costumes when it came time for filming. Although his director had told him to get as big as he could, Chris Hemsworth was told he was now too big.

In order to reduce his size, he tapped personal trainer Mike Knight of Art of Strength in order to get his body down to size for filming Thor. Mike Knight is known for his Kettlebell workouts, which are known to get you cut while maintaining muscle tone.

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During his workouts, Chris Hemsworth got his heart rate up to 190 beats per minute, while under the supervision of trainer Mike Knight.

Chris Hemsworth Diet

In terms of what to eat, the Chris Hemsworth diet focused on lean protein and all kinds of produce. When Hemsworth got up to 235 lbs., he was eating 6000 calories a day.

  • egg whites
  • chicken
  • fish
  • steak
  • broccoli
  • spinach
  • potatoes
  • assorted vegetables
  • grains
  • nuts (including quinoa)
  • berries

Here is Chris Hemwsworth talking about how his workout got him too big for Thor:

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  2. I simply want to say I’m new to your site, and celebrity workout ideas in general. I really liked this article, because I want to get ripped like Chris Hemsworth. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your blog. You certainly come with good articles. Thanks.

  3. Can’t believe that the surfer dude got too big for his role. Gonna have to try Kettlebell workouts. Though my gym doesn’t have any kettlebells! :(

  4. Chris Hemsworth workout is awesome. So many kettlebells. I’m trying to do these at the gym, its fun having everyone look at you.

    • Byron, Chris Hemsworth never revealed how many sets/reps he did for his workout. So, tailor your reps to your fitness goals. Also, you can take a page from the Hugh Jackman Workout, and do the workout based on your goals:

      Training for Strength: 2-6 reps for 4-6 sets. Rest 3-5 min.
      Training for Muscle Growth: 8-12 reps for 3-5 sets. Rest 1 min.
      Training for Fat Loss: 8-12 reps for 2-4 sets. Rest 0 min.

      I suggest starting with 8-12 reps and resting a minute between sets. This is just to perfect your form, since form is more important than anything. Good Luck!

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