Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed what he described as a "sinful pleasure" that he practices in secret or out of sight, but also offers advice on how to maintain fitness after the age of 30.
Cristiano Ronaldo said that his happiness and pleasure "sinful" is his love and passion for pizza meals, and pointed out that his happiness is not complete only when eating this pizza with his son Cristiano Junior.
Ronaldo, who seems to be an infallible person and adheres to the rules necessary to keep his body polished and his physical condition, admitted that he always "cheats" when eating meals, especially in the presence of his son, stressing that the meal in which he breaks the rules is pizza, and that he also chooses to avoid life Routine "boring".
"The key is to take care of your body, train it, recover and eat properly," the 34-year-old told Juventus, adding that "although I sometimes eat pizza with my son, otherwise life would have been boring." ".
Ronaldo said last year that his "biological age is 23 years" although he is in his thirties, stressing that he wants to continue playing until the forties.
Regardless of the occasional "sinful practice" of eating pizza with his son, Ronaldo adheres to a strict diet and implements "pilates procedures," which focus on resistance to strengthen the body's trunk. Post-match practice is a big part of his system, with the Portugal captain heading to the pool immediately after each match.
Ronaldo, who first arrived in England to join Manchester United at the age of 18 in 2003, was awarded the title "very thin", and did not have any muscles.
He said he had made the decision at the age of 11, and he knew that he had a lot of talent, to work harder than everyone, so "I began to sneak from the dormitories at night to exercise. I became bigger and faster."
Not only that, but Ronaldo has become one of the highest paid football players in the world, earning £ 82 million a year, and can afford to add accessories at home, such as a cryotherapy room to rejuvenate muscles.
In a room with liquid nitrogen, Ronaldo stands inside for 3 minutes, with temperatures below minus 160 and 200 degrees Celsius.
Cryotherapy relieves muscle pain and reduces swelling, inflammation or sprains, allowing him to prepare for the next game or training session sooner.
Cryotherapy helps him recover quickly from the five stressful workouts, which include plenty of running.
Ronaldo is not a vegetarian, but limits his meat intake because of its high fat content.However, fish is an essential part of his diet with his passion for a traditional Portuguese meal - bacao or cod slowly cooked with onions, chips, and scrambled eggs.
Ronaldo stressed that he is eating diets rich in protein, with a lot of carbohydrates full of cereals, fruits and vegetables, and avoids sugary foods.
He said he ate regularly because he also exercised regularly. "It's important to keep energy levels high to provide your body with better performance. Sometimes I eat up to six small meals a day to make sure you have enough energy to perform each session at the highest level."
Source Sky News