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Chris Hemsworth bemoans major muscles

Chris Hemsworth doesn't like being too bulky and prefers running, surfing and boxing to weight training.

When the Australian actor was cast as the God of Thunder in Marvel's 2011 movie, he had to seriously bulk up in order to portray super human strength. Since then he's revisited the role three times, with the latest Avengers movie Age of Ultron due out next year. However, being so beefy is not comfortable for the hunk.

"No, it's strictly weight lifting and bodybuilding. When I'm not doing that character, I want to get lean again as quickly as possible, because carrying that weight is exhausting. And none of my clothes fit," Chris laughed to People magazine.

Lean or muscular, 31-year-old Chris has adoring fans the world over. This helped him win People's Sexiest Man Alive title earlier this month, beating out the likes of Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne.

As a father to three young children; daughter India and twin sons Tristan and Sasha with his wife Elsa Pataky, Chris isn't too hung up on his looks. However, he is particular when it comes to his face grooming regime.

"I'm sick of my hair. I have a hat on most of the time just so I don't have to deal with it. I don't like being clean-shaven, because my skin feels like it's going to break out in a rash, so I clipper it nice and short.

"I'm lucky," he continued. "Genetically I don't put on weight easily. I like running, surfing or boxing, and I did Muay Thai for a long time. If I have a goal, I'm really good about what I eat - protein, veggies, clean food and restricted carbohydrates. Cheat days are pizza, hamburgers, beer, sugary things. Everything I'm not allowed to have!"

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