There is absolutely no denying that the picture next to the dictionary definition of “jacked-as-hell superhero” is Thor. You know, that guy who’s also sometimes called Chris Hemsworth. However, Hemsworth isn’t just tied to the Norse god and has snagged a role in MIB, the latest spinoff in the Men in Black film series.
Considering he’s spent the last seven years portraying a superhero on the big screen, it’s understandable that Hemsworth has one of the most amazing physiques in Hollywood. While some may attribute his body to genetics — case-in-point: he almost lost his Thor spot to his little brother — his Instagram shows that his lifestyle pretty much guarantees he will stay jacked forever.
Contrary to what one might think, however, Hemsworth doesn’t live in the gym. In fact, the former Men’s Health cover guy has told us there’s a lot more that goes into sculpting those biceps (and abs, shoulders, legs…) of steel than lifting heavy weights.
“I add in a lot of other sorts of movement, flexibility and functional training,” Hemsworth told Men’s Health last year. “I’ll do a ton of boxing or Muay Thai workouts. I surf a ton and I do a lot of yoga, too.”
His Instagram certainly speaks to his variety of training techniques. His active lifestyle includes using his children for resistance training and trying to keep up with his wife, who even he’s admitted is probably in better shape than he is.
Want to get as ripped as Chris Hemsworth? We used some of our favourite Chris Hemsworth Instagrams to put together a handy 10-step program.
Step 1: Make the most of your gym time
Step 2: Practice poolside kung fu technique
Step 3: Add regular swimming into your routine
Step 4: Punch things
Step 5: Punch heavy things
Step 6: Get a toddler
Step 7: Use toddler from step 6 as a weighted vest whenever possible
Step 8: Find something that makes you passionate
Step 9: Hit the slopes…
Step 10: …or the basketball court
Repeat as necessary.
By Reegan Von Wildenradt