The secret of Cristiano Ronaldo’s longevity is known: the Portuguese striker adheres to an irreproachable lifestyle. But he also has a rather original trick to stay on top.
38-year-old Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, world football star, is still active, but very far from Europe since he has been playing for a few months in the Saudi championship, at Al Nassr, after his sensational departure from Manchester United in England. To be able to maintain such a level of form and be on top for 90 minutes, the multiple Ballon d’Or maintains his body by performing several abdominal sessions a day as well as weight training sessions. For his sessions, he even uses a device designed by NASA…
The former Real Madrid player is also very careful with his diet. In a full day, the fivefold Ballon d’Or eats 6 times, each spaced 3 to 4 hours apart, and ingests a total of 3,000 calories, which he obviously measures. He favors fish, especially tuna and cod. Suffice to say that it is better to be disciplined to reach this level.
But we still have to hang on a little more, since Cristiano Ronaldo’s biggest secret to being in good shape all day is his sleep. And not just any. Accompanied by Nick Littlehales, the Portuguese has changed his sleeping habits. Instead of sleeping 8 hours consecutively, Cristiano Ronaldo sleeps 1h30 six times a day. “What matters is not telling people that they have to sleep eight, ten or twelve hours straight. What matters is knowing how they organize their days and what they do when they are standing. From there, we find the best time to turn off their brains”, explains in particular the specialist.
Know that an athlete sleeping 5 hours per night is 4.5 times more likely to be injured than an athlete sleeping 7 hours per night. An athlete sleeping less than 8 hours per night is 1.7 times more likely to be injured than an athlete sleeping 9 hours per night according to ATP statistics.