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Gal Gadot Gained Weight To Play Wonder Woman: Diet, Exercise And Weightlifting Tips

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Gal Gadot gained weight and muscle mass to play Wonder Woman after detractors slammed her as too skinny. (Photo: EW)

Gal Gadot looks super-fit in new photos after gaining weight to play Wonder Woman.

Gadot, a former model, looks more muscular than she normally does, thanks to lots of weightlifting workouts, TheImproper reported.

The naturally skinny Gal gained weight to play Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman.

“I gained a lot of body mass after I was first cast in the role,” Gadot told EW. “Now I lift a lot of weights. That’s new.

“I feel much stronger then I was. I feel it on my posture and the way I hold my body. I feel good.”

Gal, who was criticized as being too skinny and unathletic-looking to play Wonder Woman, said she loves her thicker body.

“I started out very, very skinny and because I gained body mass, I really enjoy the way my body looks, better then I did before,” said Gal.

“I enjoy the curves. I enjoy the strength, the back, the guns. Now I’m aware of my muscles. And I like it.”

Weightlifting can help women get the lean, toned bikini body they always wanted without looking bulky or masculine, said Michael Matthews, author of Thinner Leaner Stronger.

The willowy 5-foot-10 Gal is a lifelong workout fanatic who maintains her supermodel bikini body with a healthy diet and regular exercise, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.

“I’m a big fan of a good diet and healthy lifestyle,” said Gal. “It’s important to eat a lot of vegetables, drink a lot of water, and stay active.”

For exercise, Gal does yoga and Pilates workouts. Yoga promotes natural weight loss, lean muscle tone and prevents depression, said Jennifer Aniston’s yoga teacher, Mandy Ingber, author of Yogalosophy.

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Gal Gadot added weightlifting to her workout routine to bulk up to play Wonder Woman. (Photos: Instagram, CelebrityHealthFitness)

Social media blew up when Gadot was first cast as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman, with naysayers saying she was not a realistic choice for Wonder Woman.

However, Gal proved her critics wrong by building up her body and throwing herself into her role.

Gal Gadot is a former Miss Israel best known for her role as Gisele in three Fast & Furious movies (from 2009 to 2011). Gal, 31, served two years in the Israeli military as a fitness trainer from ages 18 to 20.

“Wonder Woman” comes out in June 2017.

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