Last updated on March 13th, 2019 at 08:39 pm
Liam Hemsworth doesn’t even have to compete with older brother Chris.
I mean, his brother is Thor, so there’s not much he could have done to compete anyways.
Liam struts a lean and toned physique and has no problem showing it off in some of his roles.
Recently he pulled his shirt off for a post shower scene with Rebel Wilson in Isn’t It Romantic.
But, Liam Hemsworth has also been seen in roles like Independence Day, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Expendables 2, and many more.
Liam Hemsworth Stats:
Weight: (approximate) 170 lbs
Age: 29 years old
Liam Hemsworth is right around the same height as older brother Chris.
Which is actually right there in the average height range we’ve seen of celeb males.
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Liam Hemsworth Diet and Nutrition
So the main portion of what you’ll find online when searching for the Hemsworth brother’s routine is their workout routines.
That being said, I was able to find out a good chunk of information about Liam’s diet as well (although obviously Chris is more in the spotlight due to his bulking up to become Thor).
Here’s what Men’s Health and Liam Hemsworth have to tell us:
More impressive than his self-structured workouts, perhaps, is how he fuels them: for the past five months Liam Hemsworth has eaten a strictly vegan diet. His reasoning is an ethical one. It hasn’t been a massive shock to the system: he grew up on a largely, if not exclusively, plant-based diet owing to his mother’s vegetarianism. “I was always the weird kid who enjoyed eating Brussels sprouts,” he says. “Now it’s beans, legumes, lentils, nuts and seeds. And I have a lot of plant-based protein shakes.” Far from hampering his gains, he claims never to have felt better: “When I was eating meat I’d feel sluggish after meals and constantly want to lie down and have a nap. Now I feel like my energy levels are much more consistent.”
That being said, Liam Hemsworth doesn’t always stick to a strict diet.
Men’s Health also shared this:
So far so La La Land, you might think, but refreshingly it’s not all clean eating and healthy living. “I tend to go from one extreme to the other, to be honest,” he says. “Leading up to a movie I’m usually pretty healthy. But then the few weeks after the shoot I’m mostly eating pizza and French fries and playing Xbox.” Hemsworth is currently in pizza-and-beer mode (not that you’d guess) because he has just finished press on Independence Day: Resurgence.
Which sounds PRETTY sustainable if you’re able to work off the extra calories with some activity.
We see a lot of celebs opt for a sustainable approach like this.
That’s why our Academy Nutrition Classes (Monks, Minimalists, SuperHumans, Vikings, Spartans, Hunter Gatherers, Greek Gods, Samurais) revolve around helping you find the specific diet that is right FOR YOU.
Of course, there are a lot of reasons to HAVE the strict guidelines.
We’ve seen a lot of celebs opt for specific restrictions.
For example: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart incorporate 80/20 dieting with big weekly cheat meals, Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Terry Crews utilize intermittent fasting(something I use daily as well), Mustafa Shakir and Madelaine Petsch are vegans, Brandon Routh and Frank Grillo opt for paleo, and tons of others utilize their own variations as well.
And, that’s just to name a few celebs from each, by the way.
You can check out our Nutrition Pillars for more information and articles on all of the above and more.
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Liam Hemsworth Workout Routine Research
Liam Hemsworth is not a fan of the generic weightlifting style we see from a lot of other celebrities.
We have some more sources to add, but jumping back to the Men’s Health article on last time he states:
“I don’t like generic weightlifting,” he says. “I mean, there are periods where I’m doing lots of that of course, but for the last 6 months I’ve been trying to spend as much time outdoors as I can: cycling, playing soccer or basketball, going for two-hour hikes and doing as many push-ups as I can on the way.” It is 10am in Los Angeles when we chat and Hemsworth has already been on a long trek through Malibu Canyon, getting up at 6am to avoid the blistering Californian sun. He has things to do, people to see, waves to ride – he surfed competitively up until the age of 18 and had ambitions of turning pro, before his acting career took off. So when it comes to the professional requirement that is the pre-filming shred, he prefers to do short bursts of bodyweight exercise.
“I really enjoy Tabata, high intensity, timed workouts where you do a bunch of different exercises like burpees, bodyweight squats, pull-ups, push-ups, dips. You just cycle through those and see how many reps you can do of each in 20 minutes. Or you try to do 100 of each and see how quickly you can do it. I enjoy that sort of workout, because you’re going hard and fast and it makes you sweat.”
And don’t worry, we’ll jump over to another source now.
Men’s Journal did an interview with Liam Hemsworth where he confirmed he has adopted a vegan diet, and even gave them a HUGE list of bodyweight workouts he likes to utilize outside of surfing, hiking, cycling and playing sports.
We’ll DEFINITELY be utilizing it for the workout below.
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Liam Hemsworth Workout Routine
3-6 days per week
The training volume is going to be really dependent on how often you want to be actively burning calories through the use of activity. I’m going to list activities that Hemsworth likes to utilize and then below I’m going to share the Men’s Journal workout variations (which were TOO good to not) for you to utilize 3-6 days a week. You can utilize these variations as ALL of your training, OR you can use 3 variations, 3 day a week and choose to add in other forms of activity as many days as you’d like on top of that.
LIAM HEMSWORTH WORKOUT ACTIVITY CHOICES
Liam Hemsworth, as we know, is not a fan of generic gym workouts. He’d rather wake up at the crack of dawn and go on a hike for 2 hours than have to go to the gym everyday. So, for that reason, I don’t want to leave you with just his bodyweight solutions, but also a list of some of the activities he uses as “go-to” activity.
Hemsworth’s go-to choices:
Surfing (originally he wanted to go pro!)
LIAM HEMSWORTH MEN’S JOURNAL WORKOUT VARIATIONS
The 100-Pushup Workout: A supreme test of upper-body strength, the 100-pushup milestone takes physical training and more than a little mental fortitude.
The Pushup-Pullup Workout: If you want to forge a big, powerful upper body without any fancy equipment, you really only need these two basic exercises. Take full advantage of these moves with this multi-day pushup-pullup workout.
EMOM: Short for “Every Minute On the Minute,” EMOM is a way organize your workout so that you challenge yourself to perform each set efficiently (making sure you maintain good form, of course). Start each set at the top of every minute, and perform each set as quickly as you can. You can use whatever time you have left in that minute to rest before beginning the next set at the top of the next minute.
“Angie”: One of the six benchmark CrossFit WODs, Angie is brutal (and brilliant) in its simplicity: 100 reps each of pullups, pushups, situps, and squats. (Granted, squats and situps aren’t part of Hemsworth’s routine, but a simple “air squat,” performed without weights, is definitely one of the best bodyweight exercises you can perform.)
The 3-Minute Fit Test: Three minutes, three moves: chinups, pushups, and burpees. Do a minute of each exercise, resting 60 seconds between.
Dip Pushup: Both pushups and dips can utterly blast your triceps and chest—so why not combine them?
Feet-Elevated Pushup: By elevating your feet, you shift your bodyweight further onto your upper body, forcing your shoulders and triceps to handle a greater share of your bodyweight at a different angle.
Close-Grip Pushup: Bringing your hands closer together under your body will challenge your triceps even more than a standard pushup. The toughest version of these is arguably the diamond pushup.
One-Leg Pushup: As you’re in a pushup position, raise one leg behind you. Keep it raised as you perform each rep, then switch and perform another set with your other leg raised.
Medicine Ball Pushup: Get into a pushup position. Put your left hand on the medicine ball and your right hand on the floor. Perform a pushup as usual. At the top of the move, move your right hand on the ball and then put your left hand on the floor. Perform a pushup as usual, and then switch back. For an extra challenge, bring your feet together—it’ll challenge your core to stabilize your body.
One-Arm Pushup: This legendary move isn’t just a feat of strength—it’s a feat of skill. The trick: Spread your feet wide apart, hold your free hand against your lower back, and make sure to fire your core muscles as you perform each rep. Start by doing the pushup on an incline, so more weight is on your feet, until you can do it comfortably.
The Suspended Pushup: An ultra-challenging variation. you can do on a suspension trainer like the TRX. Don’t be surprised if you’re shaking after three reps.
Wide-Grip Pullup: Place your hands far apart on the bar and do the pullups. It’s a seriously lat-blasting way to challenge yourself.
Sternum Chinup: Hang from the chinup bar with hands shoulder-width apart and palms facing you. When you pull yourself up, try touching your sternum to the bar.
Neutral-Grip Chinup: Use a chinup bar with parallel handles (or hook a V-grip bar over a straight chinup bar) to perform neutral-grip chinups. They’re a great variation on the standard palms-away and palms-facing-you options.
The 100-Burpee Workout: In a word: Brutal.
The 3-Minute Burpee Challenge: You’ve got three minutes to do as many burpees as possible.
Bar Dips: Bar dips are one of the top exercises for guys because they work so many elements of the upper body.
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