Chris Hemsworth’s physical transformation as Thor, God of Thunder, are stuff of legend. Now, he and his trainer Luke Zocchi are sharing their secrets.
Whenever you watch an interview with Chris Hemsworth, especially around the promotion of his many superhero movies, there are always questions about his physical transformation. I mean, the man got YUGE.
Now, Chris and his trainer Luke Zocchi are bringing a new program to the Centr app for people who are looking to build serious strength.
Built around the key principles of muscle building—repetition of compound movements, intensity, tempo, and time under tension with moderate rest—Centr Power will push you to your limits with adequate time to rest and recover.
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All the movements will be demonstrated by Bobby Holland Hanton, who has acted as Chris’s stunt double for countless films.
There are three distinct 10-week courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced depending on your existing strength and lifting experience, and intensity progresses as you move through.
The beginner class will focus a lot on correct form to decrease the risk of injury and incorporate a mix of weights and optional functional workouts for mobility and recovery.
“It’s not about spending endless hours in the gym, it’s about training smarter, eating right, and changing it up regularly to keep your body guessing and growing,” says Luke.
“It’s not going to be easy but if you commit, you’ll be in a league of your own.”
It’s not just workouts though. The Centr app will arm you with all the meals and macros to ensure you’re getting the best fuel for your body during this time.
“This is because to fully complete the workout, you have to eat as hard as you train,” says Chris.
Even though women might be fearful of looking bulky with strength training, it’s really important for our muscles, bones, and posture, not to mention our body’s ability to burn calories.
Yes, weight training actually increases your metabolism, meaning your body will be burning more energy even during periods of rest.
So don’t fear weights. Feeling strong is amazing, but you would need to drastically overhaul your workouts—like train for hours—and eat a lot of protein to gain even a kilo of muscle mass.