Chris Hemsworth is at his best in a new Netflix movie Extraction 2. He’s never been fit, never looked great, but went on to become surprisingly productive, worried he had too much muscle.
Luke Zocchi – Hemsworth’s lifelong friend and coach – has been in charge of shaping the actor throughout his career. You may have seen Hemsworth in his Disney+ series infinite, or if you’ve ever subscribed to his fitness app Center, you’ll find Zocchi dishing out all kinds of exercise tips. Before shooting Extraction 2The couple realized they needed to rethink the approach and practices they had been using for the past decade.
Thor required mostly aesthetic physical labor, Hemsworth told GQ. 'For that Extraction 2More sportsmanship was required.’
Hemsworth turns 40 this year, and being asked for a sequel to the Netflix hit signals a definite shift in priorities. 'When we started it was harder, harder, harder, harder, harder,’ Jochi says. 'However Extraction 2 The stunts and all the action scenes required a lot of him physically, so we had to really try to take care of him based on his sessions recovering.’
Rest and recovery were never part of Hemsworth’s vocabulary, nor was his routine at the gym, so to make that change, Joachie turned to Michael Novotny’s experience. In addition to working with the national team of the Czech Republic, he is also a Master Professor of Sports Physiotherapy at the European University of Madrid, and his approach was to consider himself a professional athlete. He told me: „Guys, you have to bring it back. If he’s a professional athlete he doesn’t rest, he’s shooting all day and then he tries to train at the end of the day”,’ Jochi recalled.
For Extraction 2, the instructions are simple: 'He doesn’t need to have such big muscles,’ Novotny tells GQ, so muscle definition and better overall fitness require careful attention to the back pain that plagued him. Hemsworth over the years. One day at the gym, Hemsworth asked Novotny what was the best way to make his biceps more defined and smaller. „It’s important to work the biceps with erect deltoids in the flying position,” Novotny says. 'It’s not a big biceps, but the opposite. Hemsworth wanted to have smaller, more defined biceps.’
Zochi says it was a revelation for Hemsworth, as small changes in technique were improvisational. The Czech trainer made small but significant changes to Hemsworth’s routine. The first is to work the biceps not as a single muscle, but as a muscle chain, along with the front deltoids and abdominals or the lateral deltoids and lateral abdominals. 'I also wanted to improve the bantam fixum (grip point) of the biceps in the core muscles. Here’s the idea to work the biceps contraction along with the contraction on the core muscles. That means I put him in stable core positions while working his biceps using weights.
Finally, he tried to work the biceps in conjunction with the legs in a dynamic course consisting of lateral steps + unilateral biceps, forward lunges bilateral biceps, and backward lunges unilateral biceps. All of them used a resistance band between the legs and another elastic band that went from the legs to the arms…if you want to try it.
From: Men’s Health Spain
Joaquin Casca is an expert in competition, technology and motorsports. Some time ago he hung up his cleat boots to focus on paddle tennis and running … the old stuff, he complains. But he’s ready for any blitz that pushes his body to the limit, whether it’s behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or commuting to the office on a scooter.
He’s from Atlético de Madrid, so when footballers like Marcos Llorente or Alvaro Morata were on the cover of Men’s Health, he was there to write them. He just ran his first marathon for Runner’s World, and as it happens in this universe, he’s already looking to sub 3 hours for the next one. If you need to test a paddle tennis racket, a vehicle or a watch, that’s no problem. Even slippers. Any need for sports equipment.
Joaquin graduated in journalism from USP-CEU in 2013, but since 2009, when he joined the university newspaper, he started working as a 360 „journalist” in digital and print. Until he entered Hearst a week before the pandemic began in 2020, the next steps in his nearly 15-year career were doing culture and sports at Shanghai magazine. He is also Professor of Social Networks and New Technologies at the Universitas Senioripus. CEU and is part of the Hearst Innovation HUB to explore new trends.