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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.
Just a month after Real Madrid's coaching staff performed a series of tests on the 33-year-old's body which indicated that he has the physical condition of a 23-year old, the man himself has claimed that he will carry on playing for another eight years.
If you compare this to other footballers, the average is around 10 or 11 percent, according to a report from Spanish publication AS.
Ronaldo also has a muscle mass of 50 percent, and again, if you compare it again to other professionals, the usual figure doesn't exceed 46 percent. No one likes a show off but he's Ronaldo, he does what he wants.
In an interview with Spanish television programme El Chiringuito, Ronnie confirmed that he has the biological age of a 23-year-old.
He then went on to claim that he will play until he is 41. The former Manchester United winger just isn't showing signs of slowing down, if you've got it flaunt it.
He said: "I've still got a long time left, I can keep playing until I'm 41. I'm feeling good, happy, I can't complain. We are playing another final on Saturday and the fans are behind Cristiano."
Although he isn't as quick as he used to be, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner still has pace to burn. According to Spanish newspaper AS back in 2017, the maximum speed that Cristiano recorded was of 33.25 km/hour. That's just over 20 miles per hour.
Ronaldo proved his unbelievable physical presence during Real Madrid's win against Juventus in the Champions League, jumping over 2.3m to score one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time.
He even practiced his overhead kick goal a day before during Real Madrid training, so it definitely wasn't a fluke.
But what's his secret? Swimming apparently and it doesn't seem that much of a secret.
Ronaldo manages to sidestep the temptation of kebabs, choosing a strict low-fat diet, regular swimming sessions and the occasional blast in his very own private cryotherapy chamber - if you think that sounds kinky you'd be wrong.
It's basically a huge freezer - now the CRY(otherapy) bit makes sense.
This highly-regimented routine and his dedication to it is the key to the footballer's superhuman physique. But we'd rather stick to our weekend kebabs and a maximum of two 30 minute gym sessions a week.
We're happy and balance is key, take a leaf out of our book, Cristiano. Jesus.
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