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Chris Hemsworth will be bringing Hulk Hogan to the big screen – and he’s got his work cut out for him.

The Australian actor is set to play the WWE legend in his upcoming biopic – which will be helmed by Joker director Todd Phillips and has wrestling pioneer Eric Bischoff on board – and the biggest part of his prep will be getting into shape.


Chris is no stranger to bulking up – he is Thor after all – but one personal trainer has opened up on exactly what he’ll need to do to really look the part as one of the industry’s most recognisable stars.

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Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, fitness guru Jono Castano Acero – whose clients include Rebel Wilson – insisted the transformation won’t be too different to other roles. ‘With any transformation, diet, exercise and your mental state all play a big role in the outcome,’ he explained. ‘Chris has always looked amazing in all his roles, so I am confident he can achieve this physique.


The Hollywood star will have to get even bigger to play Hogan


‘One of the most important aspects I get my clients to think about is why they want to make the change… Whether it’s health reasons or a big movie role, they are both driving forces behind wanting to make the change.

‘Your mental state needs to be a positive one.’ Although Jono hasn’t worked with Chris before, he’s definitely in a good position to know what he’ll have to do to turn himself into Hulk Hogan for the highly anticipated movie.


As well as a number of general workouts every day – and supplements where necessary to help with the leading man’s recovery – he advised: ‘For my clients, we would look at a program that would start off with a calorie surplus whilst lifting heavier weights and upping the cardio closer to the goal date. ‘An example program I would put a client on is a surplus in calories – so eating more calories than you’re burning – and lifting heavy weights with isolation days focusing on each body part.’


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Jono’s comments come after Chris admitted he would need to bulk up like never before for the role.

[post_ad] He recently said: ‘This movie is going to be a really fun project. As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical. ‘I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor. There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude.’