The Cristiano Ronaldo Workout
By Adam Sinicki
Following is a short article on the Cristiano Ronaldo workout that doesn't go into a lot of detail on the science behind the training or outline a full programme. This is just an overview for those who want to get started. For the FULL Ronaldo workout, click HERE and read the e-book for over 9,000 words on how to train like the man himself. This includes precisely what you need to eat (right down to the number of calories) and outlines a fully explained programme for you to follow along with many workout suggestions and more tips and secrets. There just wasn't room to go into it here so if you're serious about following the Ronaldo workout click below – otherwise carry on reading for some free advice.
An Introductino to the Cristiano Ronaldo Workout
A lot of spurious information is thrown around about the Ronaldo workout. People say that he does '3,000' crunches a day for instance, to which I say: poppey cock! If he does do that many a day then he's really not training smart, and there are definitely quicker ways to get those abs.
Let's look at what we do know about the Cristiano Ronaldo workout. First of all, we know that he's a professional footballer and so that means he trains around five days a week for hours. That's his job and then the actual games themselves will also involve a lot of running up and down the pitch.
Another thing worth bearing in mind about the Ronaldo workout and Ronaldo's diet plan is the fact that he doesn't drink alcohol. This will mean that he keeps his body fat percentage down compared to his other Real Madrid players who tend to go out partying and drinking after every game. Ronaldo also admits that he goes to a gym on top of his usual training – and you would have to in order to build such impressive shoulders and pecs – that doesn't come from CV. To supplement this it's also a fair bet that the Ronaldo diet plan involves a lot of extra protein.
How to Lower Your Bodyfat – The Ronaldo Diet Plan and CV
The main thing most people are after though is Ronaldo's abs. For this you plainly need to cut your consumption of carbohydrates so that means things like cake, bread, chocolate, pasta – while still making sure to eat enough 'complex' carbs (I.e. pasta rather than cake) so that you have the energy you need to do your exercise. In the Cristiano Ronaldo workout e-book we discuss how to calculate precisely the amount of carbs you should eat based on the training you'll be doing and your current body shape. So if you want more advice don't be cheap and click on the link...
Now on top of this you will need to make sure that you do a lot of CV. Most of us simply don't have time to do the CV that Ronaldo does in a day, but you can nevertheless get a few hours in of running/swimming/jogging. Of course another great way to train that will closely mimic the real Cristiano Ronaldo workout is to play football (soccer for those across the pond) and joining a team is a great way to get regular exercise. Football is particularly good as it involves varied paces of running like interval training as well as explosive speed that works the fast twitch muscle fibres. Again by reading the Cristiano Ronaldo workout book, you can learn of a running-based workout called 'Anabolic running' which can get you the same kind of training you'd normally get in a 90 minute football match but in closer to 20 minutes.
Adding the Bulk
As mentioned though, Ronaldo admits that his diet plan and football isn't all that keeps him in shape, and he also uses resistance training i.e. the gym. You need to add two days of weights then to your three days of running and you'll find you add bulk while stripping the fat. A great workout to do over two days is the 'push-pull' routine which involves doing all pushing movements (chest press, press ups, squats, tricep push downs) on one day and all pulling movements (bicep curls, rows, hamstring curls, lat pull downs) on another.
You then also need to add a lot of lean protein to your diet so your muscles have something they can use to grow. Lean sources of protein mean things like tuna, chicken and egg – though a protein shake wouldn't hurt and this is also a big part of the Ronaldo workout.
The Ronaldo Workout E-Book
So there you have it, all the information you need to get started – do explosive CV three days a week such as interval training or playing football, and add two days of resistance training in the gym (at least to start with). Then cut your consumption of carbs and eat lots of lean protein.
For much more though, read the full Cristiano Ronaldo workout and tool yourself up with everything you need to build his exact physique.