Cristiano trains in the gym at 2am after away games
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus medical results shocked the world and the reason for his incredible physical condition has now been uncovered. The Portuguese superstar waved goodbye to Real Madrid in the summer as he begins a new life in Turin with the Serie A heavyweights.
He underwent a routine medical examination before completing the transfer and doctors revealed the 33-year-old’s body is on par with athletes 13 years his junior. Ronaldo’s rise to the very top of the game has come at a price with hours spent on the training field and a disciplined fitness regime.
His former trainer Giovanni Mauri has given an insight into the lengths the forward has gone to keep himself in top condition – and his routine is unlike any other player on the planet.
Mauri gave an interview with Tuttosport this week and revealed Ronaldo once did an hour-long gym session after a Champions League away day, at 2am. He explained: “Cristiano is a phenomenon and an elite level athlete. He always trains to the best possible level because his way of working is comprised of three things: dedication, competitiveness and a positive attitude”.
“Mauri went on to explain how the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the most powerful he’s ever worked with”Cristiano
“We are talking about a world class player who, when we returned home at 2am from a Champions League away match, would not jet off home in his car. No, he would stop at the training centre for at least an hour for various recovery exercises and cryotherapy”, the trainer added.
Mauri went on to explain how the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is the most powerful he’s ever worked with: “As well as living a healthy life, he has a total dedication for physical recovery. He listens to all the signals from his body: he is always able to decode them perfectly. He is an athlete who knows perfection. He is a sort of fitness coach in himself. Of the seven Ballon d’Or winners I have worked with, Cristiano Ronaldo is, without doubt, the most powerful”.