In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth is best known for portraying Thor, the God of Thunder. When he first appeared as Thor in 2011, Hemsworth’s muscular physique stunned audiences worldwide, leaving them wondering how he got into such impressive shape. To transform his body for the role, Hemsworth worked with a team of trainers and nutritionists for six months leading up to filming.
Hemsworth followed a strict workout regimen, including weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). Hemsworth reportedly worked out six days a week, sometimes twice a day, and consumed up to 4,000 calories daily to fuel his workouts and support his muscle growth. But everyone is convinced that the actor’s body for the role was 100% natural.
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Joe Rogan Hints Chris Hemsworth Took Steroids For His Physique
During an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, host Rogan and guest Derek from More Plates More Dates discussed the physiques of Jason Momoa and Chris Hemsworth. When touched upon the topic of taking steroids, Derek seemed pretty sure about the fact that Chris Hemsworth took steroids to build his physique for Thor’s role.
“That guy sauced it up on 100%. Hemsworth packed on like 20 pounds or 30 pounds in a matter of like six months of something absurd. If you look at him before Thor one, it was like a night and day difference… He looked like a surfer, dude,” Derek said.
Even the host, Joe Rogan, agreed with the idea of Chris Hemsworth taking steroids. During the same episode, he pulled out some old pictures of the actor and said,
“That’s hilarious, my god. He looks so thin… That looks like he’s like 20 years old.“
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How Did Chris Hemsworth Achieve His Ripped Thor Look
While the actor taking steroids is mere speculation, Chris Hemsworth is said to have undergone a rigorous diet plan to achieve his muscular physique for the coveted role. He consumed high-protein foods such as chicken, fish, lean beef, and plenty of vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. He also avoided processed foods, sugar, and alcohol during his training period.
Hemsworth’s dedication to his body transformation paid off, and his chiseled physique quickly became the character’s trademark. His transformation amazed fans, and Hemsworth’s portrayal of the Norse god quickly became a fan favorite.
Since his initial transformation for Thor, Hemsworth has maintained his impressive physique through continued training and a healthy diet. He has gone on to reprise his role as Thor in several Marvel films, including Thor: Love and Thunder, and has continued to impress audiences with his superhero physique.
All parts of the Thor franchise are available for streaming on Disney+.