Gal Gadot is a great example of a woman who made tremendous progress quite quickly once she got serious about building strength. The former Miss Israel knew she had to get stronger to be believable in the role of Wonder Woman. Her training, conducted under the guidance of trainer Mark Twight, included a lot of barbell complexes and bodyweight moves like Pull-Ups and Ring Push-Ups. She went from not being able to complete a single unassisted Pull-Up to knocking out sets at a time. While Gadot was tentative to gain muscle at first, she ultimately found it incredibly empowering.
"Since I've started (training), I've gained about 17 pounds, and it's all muscle. I feel so much better now. When you feel strong, it changes everything—your posture, the way you walk," Gadot told Glamour in 2016. "I look at photos from five years ago and think, Whoa, I was too skinny. It's not cool."