Chris Hemsworth made fans and costars alike jealous when he shared pictures on Instagram that showed off his most recent workout.
His totally shredded biceps and upper back but the common man to shame. You can check out the post in full below.
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Probably the most relatable comment came from Chris Pratt, Hemsworth’s costar in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder.
“Hey bud. Just heard from my trainer and he needs you to stop working out because since we’re gonna be in the same movie and everything he doesn’t want me to stand next to you if you look like that so I’m gonna need you to put on 25 lbs real quick cool thanks,” Pratt jokingly commented on the post.
Chris Pratt was probably not the only person to have a slightly jealous reaction to that photo. The truth is, while some of us have used quarantine to get truly ripped and into the best shape of our lives, others of us have also gotten out of shape. Which is completely okay: during a global pandemic, the last thing you need is to put pressure on yourself to “be more productive.” If working out is what gets you through the day you should enjoy that, but it’s perfectly natural to be feeling some burnout at this point.
The truth we rarely see behind Instagram posts like these is that major actors and athletes have personal trainers and a lot of help around the house that make their lives easier and make athletic feats like these possible. Chances are Chris Hemsworth has people helping him with the day to day stuff like laundry, cooking, and cleaning, so he can keep his head clear and be focused exclusively on working out. Plus, working out and staying in shape is part of his job, so he’s literally getting paid to do this. If you work a regular 9-to-5 and find yourself unable to pull together the motivation to do intense fitness workouts.
Instead of aiming for impressive feats of strength like this that can be documented on Instagram, the key to keeping in shape during quarantine is to start small, cultivate healthy habits, and build from there. It can be extremely overwhelming to pressure yourself to get a Chris Hemsworth-esque body right away so try to incorporate fitness into your life in small ways and build out from there. If you feel too tired after working all day to workout, try lifting weights in your chair while you’re on a Zoom call for 15 minute increments throughout the day. Or, commit to 10 minutes of alternating lunges in between any calls or meetings you might have. Once you build up a steady commitment to this routine, you can embark on the bigger picture stuff and end up with a totally ripped physique. The key is persistence, not pretty pictures for Instagram!
*All images and media courtesy of Instagram.