Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double Bobby Holland Hanton opens up on diet, exercise and Thor’s stunts

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"Thor" actor Chris Hemsworth with stunt double and friend Bobby Holland Hanton. Instagram/@bobbydazzler84

Former British gymnast Bobby Holland Hanton eats 35 meals a day just to be Australian star Chris Hemsworth’s stunt double in “Thor” movie series. Hanton has doubled for a league of Hollywood extraordinary gentlemen including Channing Tatum, Chris Evans and Christian Bale. However, the 31-year-old stuntman believes that training for Thor was definitely the most intense training he has had to bear till date.

Hanton started working with Hemsworth from “Snow White and the Huntsman” and since then has become the actor’s favourite. The two have been professionally connected ever since and are now working for “Thor: Ragnarok.”

“Chris [Hemsworth] is not just big, but he’s super lean. So to try and put on the size and stay lean is what I found the hardest. I mean I’ve had to put on size before and not be so lean or not put on as much size and still not be so lean. But the combination of the two made it very difficult,” Hanton told Muscle & Fitness.

The hunky stuntman follows a strict diet of good carbs, good fats and high protein. He eats meals such as “grilled chicken or turkey with spinach and natural nuts, boiled eggs, and a green tea” and is banned from taking sugar, salt and sauces. Hanton said that as Hemsworth is naturally a monster in terms of size, he had to train twice a day. Moreover, to match up with Hemsworth’s size of six feet one, Hanton had to wear two-inch lifts everyday during shooting. That’s like wearing heels and performing stunts.

“His arms are huge and they were on show a lot with costume, like a vest-armour. So I would focus on that and isolate that. My general circuit training would stay the same, and then at the end of the session I might focus maybe twenty minutes just on arms,” Hanton added.