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You Only Need Two Dumbbells To Complete These Eight Chris Hemsworth Workouts

Centr, the fitness app from Chris Hemsworth-approved trainers, is one of the best workouts out there. It takes a lot of dedication to get the most out of it, but it’s a real bonus to be able to pick and choose from some of the excellent workouts that the trainers and Hemsworth himself share on Instagram (and, ahem, with Coach, like this Centr Unleashed workout).

In the past two months the Thor actor shared eight challenging workouts on Centr’s account (opens in new tab)carried out on board a naval vessel for reasons that remain unclear.

One of our favorites uses just a pair of adjustable dumbbells—a Bowflex pair featured in our pick of the best dumbbells as it happens—but still manages to work the legs, chest, back, core and more with a combination of free weight exercises and challenging body weight movements.

It consists of nine movements that must be performed back-to-back as a circuit, though mercifully there are 30-second rest periods after every third exercise and 60-second rest after a full circuit. Once you’ve completed four rounds, you’re done.

Watch Hemsworth’s video below to find out what exercises await you, how they should be performed and how many repetitions you should perform of each.

This workout is an example of high-intensity resistance training, or HIRT—a training method that Hemsworth is known to endorse and that is featured in the Centr app. We’re sure you’re already familiar with similar HIIT workouts, which combine intense exercise with short rest periods to raise your heart rate, burn calories, and improve your VO2 max. HIRT applies the same principle, but weaves in more resistance training to build muscle and strength, all while burning fat, making it a great way to develop a lean physique.

Other workouts in the series target your core (opens in new tab)combine strength work with cardio (opens in new tab)or asks you to struggle through 200 straight reps of five different exercises to join the 200 club (opens in new tab).

If you find these workouts spot on, now’s a great time to sign up for Hemsworth’s app, because there’s a 25% discount running until December 5th (opens in new tab). In fact, it’s worth signing up at full price, though remember that you’re getting more than just a workout app – rather, a holistic exercise, nutrition and mindfulness plan. You can find out more in our Centr review.

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