Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best footballers in the world and one of the hardest working ones as well. What he does, day in and day out is not easy. So how does he stay fit?
The Portuguese striker is respected — like him or not — by peers and rivals alike for his strict workout and diet regimen, which not only allows him to perform exceptionally at the highest levels of his sport, but do it in an entertaining way.
This season, Ronaldo has destroyed many records — in Spain and internationally — and still has a few weeks to prove to his critics that he is indeed one of the best footballers in the world at this moment.
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Fresh off of tearing up Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals, Ronaldo is on a mission to take his Real Madrid back to the top of La Liga standings and take the Spanish title.
So what is Cristiano’s workout and diet program like?
According to Bodybuilding.com, “His training emphasizes explosion, endurance, speed, strength and functional movement alongside his many hours of footwork and team practices.”
Ronaldo is legendary for his commitment and dedication to staying fit through a well-planned workout and diet regimen that his trainers have put together for him.
At the core of his incredible physique is a five-day-a-week routine, which includes legs, arms, core, and cardio circuits he performs with two-days of rest.
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Ronaldo is not only focused on his workout routine however; an important part of staying fit is his diet. What Cristiano puts into his body is just as important as how much time he spends exercising.
The 29-year-old flamboyant striker puts an emphasis on eating lots of fish, fresh fruits, vegetables, and is said to be a great admirer of Portuguese cuisine.
Luis Lavrador — the chef for the Portuguese National Team — was allowed to talk about what Cristiano Ronaldo likes to eat and what his favorite dishes are:
“It’s important to note that Cristiano Ronaldo eats all sort of dishes, as a responsible athlete he is, but the one he likes the most is fish, as gilt-head bream, swordfish and sea bass.”
Ronaldo always eats something that has fruit in it, Lavrador says of the Ballon d’Or winner, and he is lucky enough to come from the beautiful paradise island of Madeira, which is full of exotic fruits to enjoy.
Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t get to where he is by being lazy; he works very hard during and after the season. His diet and workout program has been instrumental in getting him to the top of his game and this year the world will be able to judge whether he is indeed the best footballer in the world when he leads Portugal at the World Cup in Brazil.
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