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Get In Hero Shape Like "Thor" Star Chris Hemsworth

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Chris Hemsworth challenged himself to get into hero shape to play Thor in the upcoming movie Thor.  

Packing on 20 pounds wasn't easy for the actor, so he had to change his eating habits by increasing his intake of food that consisted of protein sources, vegetables, and fruit.

"I feel as if I've been busy, but all I've been doing is eating all day," he says as we pass a farm stand brimming with organic broccoli. "Eating when you're not hungry and taking in that amount of food is exhausting."

 

Every bit needed to have a purpose in order to strengthen cardiovascular health and muscle recovery.  Rather than eating rice, Chris indulged in quinoa (yummy!).

"It's one of the few grains that actually has protein," he says. It also has healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates than most grains.

Food was only a third of the equation.

"Rest and exercise were equally as important," he says.

 

And if you think this hottie was naturally built, he admits he only recently started lifting weights. 

"It wasn't until Thor that I started lifting weights. It was all pretty new to me," he says.

 

Read more about Chris' workout at Men's Health.

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