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Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most athletic footballers in whole world. The Portuguese trains hard and takes not many breaks along the season. He has shown it again during the first days of 2019. CR7 uploaded a video on Instagram in which he is seen running at night, in the middle of the desert.
Cristiano has spent some days in Dubai celebrating New Year’s Eve. The footballer, his son, Cristiano Jr, and his couple have been partying with friends and other families.
But rest finished soon, and Ronaldo, two friends and his son went to run first 2019 night at Dubai outskirts. Along his football career, Cristiano has stood out for hard and special trainings: huge gym workouts, endless abs sessions and ice baths at night after matches.
Ice baths at 3am
According to his former teammate Phil Neville, who called him the “hardest worked” he’s seen, Ronaldo would go back to the club’s training base after a European game and have an ice bath at 3am to speed up his recovery.
“He (Ronaldo) used to play European games, Champions League games, then go back to the training ground and have an ice bath at 3 in the morning. And that’s why Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, (David) Beckham and (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy have the utmost respect for him”, Neville said on BBC 5 Live.