Chris Hemsworth in the best shape of his life training for Thor: Love and Thunder

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Chris Hemsworth is in the best shape of his life while training for Thor: Love and Thunder.

The Australian actor, who is currently reprising his role as the Norse god for the upcoming fourth instalment in the Marvel saga, has discussed how he's been trying out different workouts to improve his fitness.

"This is probably the fittest and strongest I've been before all the Thors. Having this time at home meant I explored different methods, to see how I can manipulate my body with just the right amount of powerlifting and bodybuilding workouts," Hemsworth told Britain's The Telegraph.

The 37-year-old also said he managed to figure out that he's been working out too much, and throughout the Covid-19 quarantine, he managed to find a much better way to train.

"For years I probably overtrained. People who do muscle-building often don't realise it's a sport that shouldn't be seven days a week, two hours a day. I was doing that in the previous Thors, and was coming up sorer, with less energy," he explained.

He said he worked with his trainer to even out his muscle tone, as he didn't want to "look like Popeye".

"Working with my trainer, we consider the costume and if it shows a lot of shoulder, or are we gonna see the bicep or the traps. But you want it to be balanced, because there's probably a shirt-off scene somewhere. You don't want to look like Popeye with one section of the body blown up," he quipped.

Hemsworth went on to slam critics of bodybuilding, saying that Hollywood has a skewed perception of losing and gaining weight for movie roles.

"Bodybuilding is seen as vanity, whereas if I put on a bunch of unhealthy weight, or got unhealthily skinny for a role, I'd probably be called a serious actor," he shared.