Swimming Is The Secret To Cristiano Ronaldo Staying Ripped All The Time
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Whether you love him or hate him, you certainly can't deny that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo knows how to stay in shape.
Yes, he has an excruciatingly annoying face, but south of that lies a torso that you'd probably be lying if you said you didn't want to emulate for yourself.
But how the hell does he do it?
While the vast majority of us blokes can't so much as look at a Mars bar, Ronaldo over here looks like he's had every ounce of fat vacuumed from his body while contending with a bank balance that would make eating takeaway every night of the week a totally viable mealtime option..
However, somehow Ronaldo manages to sidestep the temptation of kebabs, opting instead for a strict low-fat diet, regular swimming sessions and the occasional blast in his very own private cryotherapy chamber - that's a massive fuck-off freezer, in layman's terms.
This highly-regimented routine and his dedication to it is the key to the footballer's superhuman physique, reports the Daily Mail.
To put it simply, Ronaldo found what works for him and stuck to it relentlessly.
Swimming is his secret weapon and whenever he gets the chance, he's in the pool. Whether that's at home in his spare time or directly after a match when all the other players are heading home, you can't find Ronaldo swimming some lengths to help maintain that ripped physique.
After the pool, he uses baths of differing temperatures to stimulate muscle regeneration and then it's off for a session in the cryo chamber.
He reportedly had a chamber installed in 2013 after hearing it had worked well for Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery and it's basically like something out of a science fiction movie.
The process involves standing in a room of up to (or should we say 'down to') -90 degrees celsius for a couple of minutes at a time, reports the Mail.
Why just a couple? Well, because anything exceeding that would probably kill you. And that's definitely not going to be good for your six pack.
The idea is to basically trick your body into thinking it's dying, booting it into fight-or-flight mode and releasing a colossal rush of endorphins.
Proponents of the unconventional treatment say it offers a range of benefits, from improving muscle recovery for sports conditioning, to helping with skin conditions, as well as offering pain relief - and even helping with weight loss by boosting the body's metabolic rate.
The science behind it is a tad foggy, but if you're using Ronaldo as an example then it does seem to be working.
So, the answer is simple: if you want a body like Ronaldo's, stop eating the stuff you like, exercise literally all the time and invest £50,000 in a cryotherapy chamber to keep those extra lbs at bay. Et voila.