Let’s face it: Gal Gadot embodied the role of Wonder Woman even before she officially took on the iconic character. Prior to her acting career, she served in the Israeli Defense Force and grew up as an active child who loved sports and adventure, as revealed in her June 2017 Marie Claire cover story. It’s no surprise, then, that preparing for her DC superhero role came naturally to her. Despite this, she still put in a lot of effort and gained 14 pounds of muscle to rock that signature red and gold suit. Here’s how she accomplished it: by incorporating a workout routine into her daily life.
Gal Gadot shared that she drinks an abundant amount of water to stay hydrated. She advised drinking a gallon each day, a tip which her training team also recommended to InStyle. This not only helps to keep you energized during workouts but also assists in curbing cravings.
Gadot opted for a diverse workout routine to achieve her toned physique for her role in Wonder Woman. She incorporated boxing and various forms of martial arts into her training regime. Along with that, Gadot collaborated with Mark Twight, her trainer, who recommended a mix of cardio intervals, including stationary biking and rowing, along with strength-building exercises such as squats, ball throws, and pull-ups.
When she’s not preparing for a character, Gadot likes to stay lean by engaging in paddleboarding and TRX workouts – a set of exercises that use elastic suspension bands as resistance. Her diet consists mainly of vegetables, as she prioritizes them. When Gadot craves a late-night snack, she opts for fresh produce like bell peppers, celery, cherry tomatoes, and avocado toast. She frequently shares images of her meals on Instagram and often features fresh strawberries and tomatoes. No cookies for her!
If you want to have toned arms like Gadot’s Wonder Woman, there’s a secret to it. An editor, who has tried out her training regimen, recommends doing 30-second push-ups followed by holding a plank for another 30 seconds, repeating the combination four times. Just two minutes of this exercise can do wonders in toning and strengthening your arms. And while you work towards achieving your fitness goals, make sure not to give up on the things that you truly love.
Let’s talk about Gadot’s eating habits. While she may not indulge in triple-decker burgers inspired by her Wonder Woman role, she does enjoy regular burgers and chocolate ice cream occasionally. Gadot considers herself a foodie and loves trying different types of food. However, she also views food as fuel for her body and aims to provide it with the best nutrients possible. Though she doesn’t put restrictions on herself, Gadot believes that consuming food in appropriate portions is key to maintaining a healthy diet.