As a former Miss Israel, Gal Gadot is well known for her beauty, but it takes more than looks to take on the iconic role of the Amazonian princess known as Wonder Woman. Getting ready to appear in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice gave her the opportunity to show off the work ethic and toughness she needed to complete her military service with the Israeli Defense Force. While Gal is an active person who enjoys playing sports, getting in shape for her role in Wonder Woman was a challenging experience (source).
A Superhero Workout
It isn’t easy to look like Wonder Woman on the big screen, but Gal Gadot took the challenge with enthusiasm. She likes to do suspension-training workouts such as TRX. This training system uses (non elastic) bands to get a full body strength and cardio workout. Pilates workouts are also high on Gadot’s list of exercise that helped her define her goddess like physique.
Wonder Woman is also a heroine who can kick butt so she trained hard on what she called “a very serious training regimen,” that included a variety of martial arts such as Kung Fu, kickboxing, jujutsu and sword fighting (source). All of this work paid off and turned Gadot into a convincing warrior princess with the fighting skills to take on all villains.
Wonderful Advice From the New Wonder Woman – Gal Gadot
Even Wonder Woman needs a cheat day once in a while and Gadot admitted, “I try to eat healthy. But sometimes though, I eat a cheeseburger. That’s good for the soul.” Gadot also stressed the importance of drinking plenty of water every day (source).
“Her best tip? Drink a gallon of water each day.
- Not only will you fill up on hydration, your skin will clear up, you mitochondria (the power houses of your cells), and your endurance will increase. It’s the cleanest source of energy you can ingest.
Get guns like Gal Gadot : You don’t need any equipment to give your biceps the superhero sculpt: Each day, do 30 seconds of push-ups followed by a 30-second plank hold. Repeat four times (source).
Can’t do a push up? Try a modified push up by doing push ups on your knees. Then, slowly build up to a full pushup.
Not ready for a full plank? You can modify the plank by holding the position on your knees.
1.) Lay off the Bloating Veggies
If your getting ready for an event and you’re eating lean, steer clear of coniferous vegetables that will cause excess gas and bloating before your big day! Vegetables such as cauliflower, spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli may be good for you but they also can contribute to a distended abdomen! You can always add them back in later!
2.) Soak It Up – Epsom Salt Baths
Mix 2 cups of Epsom salts into your hot bath water and allow it to dissolve for half an hour. The salt will allow your body to release any unwanted water weight and allow tight and sore muscle to relax. This is a powerful dose of salt so make sure you reserve it for special occasions only!
3.) Sweat It Out
Sweat is one of the best ways to expel excess water, salts, toxins, and cleanse your system to beat bloating.
4.) Balance Each Meal
To be Wonder Woman fit, you have to think about what you eat! Balance each meal with equal amounts of protein to leafy greens.
Fitness Tips: Be careful of “green drinks” that are packed full of “health” fruits that could be packed full of carbs and sugar. Rather, opt for the real deal OR green drink that have less sugar and carbs from fruits.
Poor nutrition and inadequate sleep reduce the effectiveness of training by 20 to 30 percent.”
4.) Chew Your Food
It sounds simple, but chewing your food allows your body to break it down efficiently. Eating food too fast increased your chances of swallowing extra air . Air leads to bloating. Eating slowly will also help you feel fuller with less calories (source)!
Gal Gadot’s comments reflect a philosophy of striving for balance between body and mind and recognizing that both are important to good health. This sounds like good advice for everyone, not just superheroes. What ever your views are on the old Wonder Woman verses the new, you have to respect the tremendous amount of work that both women have put into each role.
Mike Phelps and Adria Ali