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Chris Hemsworth is a god - almost literally, given that his on-screen alter-ego is the hammer-wielding muscle man Thor. He also has the body to match, much to the disappointment of pretty much any mere mortal, whose six-packs let out a little yelp any time an Avengers film is on TV.
But one man has managed to prove that the Hemsworth bod doesn't have to be reserved for Asgardian superheroes, having signed up for a challenge to work out just like the actor for 90 days.
YouTuber Erick Conover had to follow a programme devised by the team who helped Hemsworth get in shape for movie roles.
In his YouTube video, Conover explained he was inspired to take on the test after he got 'very sick' while travelling overseas.
He said: "I feel into what felt like the worst shape of my life.
"When I fully recovered, I vowed I would never take my health for granted."
That's when he spotted Hemsworth - his 'celebrity crush' - was about to launch a fitness app called Centr, which would give users access to the team of professionals who help the actor get into superhero shape.
Conover decided to follow the workouts, meal prep and meditation from the app, combined with the heavy weight training Hemsworth did, in order to see if he could 'get a body like Thor'. Ambitious, I know.
That meant no sugar, no alcohol and no cheat meals - and, of course, a whole lot of pumping iron.
Then Chris Hemsworth got wind of what Conover was up to, and sent him a video, telling him: "I saw your transformation, buddy, saw all the support you're giving the app. I loved it. I'm in New York for a premiere - I thought, you know what? We should meet up and have a workout."
Conover, 29, told The Mirror: "The workout was intense. It was full body circuits.
"Chris is an intense training guy. It was surreal.
"Surprisingly I managed to keep up.
"We hit it off immediately. We chatted for 10 minutes. He was very easy to talk with and super genuine.
"I never even thought that he would see the video."
According to The Mirror, over the course of the regime, Conover trained twice a day, combining a number of different workouts including boxing, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and kettlebells.
He also stuck to the app's diet plans and wellness exercises, such as sleep meditation.
Now he's all finished, he's delighted with the progress he's made.
He said: "My plan was to put on the mass that I lost and I did that and then some.
"I couldn't even ask for any more than I've achieved."
Featured Image Credit: Centr
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