It is in view that Cristiano Ronaldo He has a privileged physique, the result of hard training throughout his career and which allows him to maintain an extraordinary performance at 38 years old. But his methods are not to be copied overnight, something the Brazilian has verified firsthand Gabriel Meninoplayer of the palmeiras.
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In statements to the media “Cast of Palmeiras”Menino recalled that he wanted to try Cristiano’s diet to become a first option again in the REAL directed by the Portuguese Abel Ferreira. The 22-year-old midfielder’s goal was “stay the same” of the historic Real Madrid player, today at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
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According to him, Gabriel needed to improve his physical condition to impress his coach, who had decided to leave him as a third option during the 2020/21 season. It was there that Menino had the idea of copying Cristiano e He started his famous diet: an egg and supplements for breakfast, more supplements before training, and at noon and before going to sleep, exact portions of fish or grilled meat with salad, according to the footballer..
In those moments of extreme care, he was called up for a match and immediately noticed the effects: “I was warming up and all I thought was, ‘I’m going to die’. Five minutes into the game I couldn’t keep runninghad to be replaced,” he recalled.
Luckily for the player, in the middle of the match one of his teammates had to be treated by doctors on the playing field, which gave him the opportunity to take a few minutes off, recover with an isotonic drink and apply a gel to get back to feeling whole.
The footballer took this situation as a lesson and started listening to the advice of the club’s nutritionists, an action that is recommended not only to elite athletes but to all people who perform any physical activity.
Over time he managed to become title from Palmeiras, where he won, among other trophies, two Copa Libertadores and a Brazilian championship.
Cristiano, now on Saudi soil, is an ardent advocate of a healthy diet and lifestyle, and has even publicly expressed his distaste for sugary drinks. It was during Euro 2020, when a particular episode occurred in the middle of a press conference: removed a bottle of soda which was on the table. “Waterfall!” the Bug said firmly that day.