We’ve all seen the posters for Thor, the hammer tossing superhero played by Chris Hemsworth. He’s heavily muscled from head to toe, and given his slender physique in Home & Away, well – he’s done something right. Did his fitness instructor Michael Knight have him doing hours upon hours of isolation exercises while chugging gallons of unusual supplements and pills? No, not in the slightest.
Chris recently did an interview with Men’s Fitness and discussed the exercises and diet required to achieve the Thor physique. Ready for it? Squats, Dead-lifts, Bench Press, and Barbell rows. So in other words, heavy compound lifts. Chris did these in sets of 4 for roughly 4-6 reps per set. Nothing crazy here, just hard work. He also ate a shit ton of chicken breasts and other foods, which you can read about in more details on the original article.
What I really want people to take away from this is that getting in good shape need not be complicated. It may be a lot of work, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. I’m no fitness instructor, but I have trained for a while now, and as a guy whose gotten great results on a similar type of program, I’m telling you that it works. I think that every man wants to have the physique that seems to come so easily to celebrities and models, and people can get in really good shape in a reasonable amount of time, but it does take some good old-fashioned heavy lifting, and a lot of eating. So… much… eating.