By Matt Evans
A female bodybuilder has set out to prove she is the real-life Superwoman by attempting to push her Hummer limousine dressed in cosplay. Carolyne Marquez, from Florida, started bodybuilding eight years ago and can now squat 350lbs, more than double her bodyweight.
Carolyne did an interview with Truly, as part of the Youtube channel's Miami Muscle series. She told Truly: “I wasn’t the coolest kid. I was more of a geek, a nerd, I used to play video games. I was more of a loner.
"Bodybuilding has shaped me into who I am today. By showing me you can do whatever you want in life.”
As well as being a bodybuilder, Carolyne is also a successful social media influencer, mechanical engineer, and even a professional baker. She says that while having a large platform helps her career, she is often subject to abuse online, with many accusing her of taking steroids. She added: “I’m accused of using steroids around 10 times every two hours. I have never used steroids. Even if you used steroids, you wouldn’t be able to get my body. I just ignore them.”
Check out Carolyne's incredible muscle-building routine here:
Carolyne Marquez can be seen doing lots of resistance training with gym machines, free weights such as the best adjustable dumbbells and developing lower-body power with squats. Even if you're not planning on becoming a bodybuilder any time soon, learning how to do squats and how to do barbell squats will improve your running and jumping due to all that lower-body power.
In addition, even bodyweight squats will help tone your core and sculpt your butt in time for the summer, and the added muscle will increase your base metabolic rate, helping you lose weight faster by improving your body's fat-to-muscle composition ratio.
Carolyne decided to test her powerful legs in the video above by completing the ultimate challenge: dressed as the superhero Power Girl, she attempted to push her two-tonne Hummer limousine car across a parking lot. Check out the video above to see how she got on.
Want to get some of this high-performance power for yourself? Our 30-day squats challenge will help sculpt your glutes, improve your core and assist in losing weight, all in a little under the average month. All you need is some fuel for those muscles: the best protein powder for weight loss or the best protein powder for women. What else are you waiting for?
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and Channel Editor at Fit&Well. He's previously written for titles like Men's Health and Red Bull, and covers all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website.
Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen kickboxer and runner. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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