— Updated on 29 January 2023

Chris Hemsworth Pushes His Body To The Limits In This New Disney+ Docuseries

— Updated on 29 January 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

No stranger to pushing himself to the limit for screens, Chris Hemsworth has decided to really challenge himself with National Geographic’s Limitless.

Teaming up with an entire line-up of world-renowned experts, the forthcoming documentary series – which hits Disney+ next month – features six challenges Marvel’s Thor must face to unlock the secrets of longevity, i.e. everything from regenerating after damage, maximising strength, building resilience, supercharging memory, to confronting mortality itself.

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“What if you could combat aging and discover the full potential of the human body?” reads the official description of Limitless with Chris Hemsworth.

“New scientific research is shattering conventional wisdom about the human body and offering fascinating insights into how we can all unlock our body’s superpowers to fight illness, perform better, and even reverse the aging process.”

WATCH: Limitless With Chris Hemsworth Docuseries Trailer

The episode breakdown is as follows:

  1. Stress-Proof
    Chris Hemsworth meets psychologist Modupe Akinola and attempts to stay cool/calm/collected while walking across a crane through a skyscraper.
  2. Shock
    Chris Hemsworth drags his brothers Liam and Luke along. The trio exposes themselves to extreme freezing temperatures in the arctic.
  3. Fasting
    Dr Peter Attia helps Chris Hemsworth avoid eating for four days, hopefully triggering his drive to hunt in the Great Barrier Reef.
  4. Strength
    Chris Hemsworth tacks on even more muscles under the guidance of extreme sports guru Ross Edgeley.
  5. Memory
    Chris Hemsworth’s brain gets a workout after neurologist Dr Sharon Sha drops him in the middle of the wild without a map or GPS, forcing the Hollywood star to survive using only his wits.
  6. Acceptance
    Chris Hemsworth spends three days in a retirement village wearing an aging suit that’ll make even the most simple tasks difficult.

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“It was one extreme after another – a series of scientific experiments where I was the guinea pig,” Chris Hemsworth recently told Entertainment Weekly.

“I was just in awe of the individuals I was working with who did this day to day. But also, I gained a beautiful understanding and appreciation for how incredible the human body and mind is, and what potential we all have.”

Limitless with Chris Hemsworth has been created and executive produced by the Academy Award-nominated Darren Aronofsky (Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan). The acclaimed director’s company Protozoa alongside Jane Root’s Nutopia, Ben Grayson and Hemsworth’s Wild State, as well as Ari Handel are also involved.

Keep an eye out for it come November 16th.

WATCH: Limitless With Chris Hemsworth Docuseries Trailer

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]