Saturday 10 December 2016

Yikes! Chris Hemsworth's 'Thor' body double eats 35 times a day to beef up for Marvel

Sasha Brady

Published 11/05/2016 | 16:03

Bobby Holland Hanton and Chris Hemsworth behind-the-scenes of Thor. Photo: Instagram
Bobby Holland Hanton and Chris Hemsworth behind-the-scenes of Thor. Photo: Instagram
Bobby Holland Hanton / Via bobbyhollandhanton.com
Bobby Holland Hanton / Via bobbyhollandhanton.com

Chris Hemsworth's stunt double for Thor had to eat 35 times a day to achieve his Norse-godlike body but his diet is surprisingly uncomplicated.

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With movie star looks of his own, Bobby Holland Hanton has also done stunts for Hollywood beefcakes like Channing Tatum, Christian Bale, and Daniel Craig.

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Bobby Holland Hanton / Via bobbyhollandhanton.com

He's been working with Chris Hemsworth since his Snow White and The Huntsman days, as his primary stunt double.

The former former British gymnast revealed to Buzzfeed that he eats 35 times a day Tto get "anywhere near" Hemsworth's size.

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Bobby Holland Hanton / Via bobbyhollandhanton.com

He said his diet consists mainly of grilled chicken, turkey, spinach, natural nuts and boiled eggs.

And to beef up for Marvel, he has to fit in two training sessions a day.

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The 31-year-old has starred in some of the biggest TV shows and movies of the year, including Bond film Spectre, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens and Game of Thrones.

Speaking to GQ recently, the the two-time Taurus World Stunt Awards nominee said: “Because of my background is in gymnastics, my muscle memory is such that I can get to a larger size quite quickly.

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“It’s probably easier for me to get bigger than it is dropping all the weight.”

He also revealed to the men's magazine that he allows himself a cheat day.

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"Usually on a Sunday - I should do just a cheat meal but I do the whole day - I’ll eat whatever I want. I’ll have bread, chocolate, Chinese food, et cetera. It’s my way to have something to look forward to during the week."

He also shared his typical daily diet plan.

Breakfast
Four poached eggs, two grilled chicken breasts, avocado

Post-breakfast snack
Tuna tossed with quinoa, nuts and olive oil

Lunch, after workout
Grilled steak with sweet potato

Afternoon snack
Handful of nuts, grilled chicken breast

Dinner
Brown rice with grilled white fish, bowl of cooked peas, and carrots

Bedtime snack
Cup of brown rice with tuna

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