The Aussie’s fitness secret? Being one with nature, both in diet and exercise

By Ea Francisco

Liam Hemsworth was on full display in his latest Instagram post where he posed shirtless in tiny shorts during his ice bath. Now, Hemsworth doesn’t post pictures of himself that often, so it’s a rare occasion fans celebrated about.

Coming off films such as The Hunger Games and Independence Day: Resurgence, it’s no surprise he looks the way he does. Though, you’d probably be surprised to find that his diet and workout are not what you’d expect.

Surprisingly, Hemsworth told Men’s Health last year that he doesn’t like “generic weightlifting.” “I’ve been trying to spend as much time outdoors as I can: cycling, playing soccer or basketball, going for two-hour hikes and doing as many push-ups as I can on the way.”

He’s also into a lot of adventurous sports like surfing. Healthy Celeb says he enjoys fast-paced exercises where you do a lot of different things, like Tabata and high-intensity.

An interesting tidbit about Hemsworth is that he actually follows a vegan diet. He first started this diet back in 2015 and considers his Hunger Games co-star as inspiration. While he says it’s also for health reasons, the idea of animal mistreatment made it harder for him to stomach meat.

“After all the information I gathered about the mistreatment of animals, I couldn’t continue to eat meat. The more I was aware of, the harder and harder it was to do,” he told Men’s Fitness. As a result, Hemsworth started eating more beans, rice, and salads, admitting that the change in diet made his energy levels more consistent.