Published On: Sun, Sep 24th, 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo Working out

Cristiano Ronaldo, commonly known as CR7, is one of the most skillful soccer players of the modern era. The 32-year-old Portuguese superstar has immense love for fitness, which combined with his crazy work ethic has produced his incredibly athletic physique. Even though his body is leaner than a typical fitness model or bodybuilder, it is still worthy to be amazed at or aspire to. Besides long and intense team practices and footwork training, Cristiano focuses on improving his strength, stamina, speed, and functional movements.




Ronaldo’s training philosophy is to work out 3-4 hours a day on 5 days of a week. Moreover, he sleeps for at least 8 hours every night, which gives his body enough rest to recover after a day’s hard work. To achieve and maintain a powerful, shredded, and athletic body like CR7, you can follow this Ronaldo-inspired training program.

Monday

  • The circuit should be repeated thrice
  • Barbell Squat (reps: 8)
  • Box Jump (20 inches, reps: 10)
  • Broad Jump (reps: 8)
  • Jumping Lunge (reps: 8 for each leg)
  • Lateral Bound (12 inches, reps: 10)

Tuesday

  • Rest day

Wednesday

  • The entire circuit is to be repeated thrice
  • Burpee Pullup (reps: 10-15)
  • Bench Dips (reps: 20)
  • Pushups (reps: 20-30)
  • Medicine Ball Toss (reps: 15)
  • Push Press (reps: 10)

Thursday

  • Concentrate on Quads or Cardio workouts
  • Power Cleans (sets: 5, reps: 5)
  • Sprinting (sets: 8, reps: 200 meters)

Friday

  • Focus on Stability and Core exercises for tight and sculpted abs
  • One-Arm Side Deadlift (for each arm sets: 3, reps: 5)
  • Dumbbell One-Legged Deadlift (sets: 2, reps: 10)
  • Knee Tuck Jump (sets: 3, reps: 10-12)
  • Overhead Slam (sets: 3, reps: 10-12)
  • One-Leg Barbell Squat (sets: 2, reps: 5)
  • Hanging Leg Raise (sets: 3, reps: 10-15)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo in Gym

Saturday

  • Rest Day

Sunday

  • Cardio exercise
  • Rope Jumping (sets: 10, rest: 1 min)
  • Resistance Sprinting (sets: 10, reps: 50 meters)



Cristiano’s main image is under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

About the Author

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Peter A Soto is a Martial Artist with more than 20 years training all kinds of Martial Arts styles such as Kenpo Karate, Japanese Karate, Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu, Krav Maga… He is also a Certified High School Teacher in the State of California, he was also a Fulbright Teacher by the Department of Education of the United States of America.