Cristiano Ronaldo's Physical Condition At Age 34 Is The Same As A 20-Year-Old
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In the kindest way possible, Cristiano Ronaldo is a freak of nature and his medical results at Juventus back up that statement.
It has emerged that the striker's physical state has been compared to a 20 year old after results in his medical show that he has 7% body fat and an incredible 50% muscle mass, which is significantly better than his fellow professionals of that specific age group.
Not only that but the 34-year-old ran 33.98km at the World Cup, which was faster than anyone at the tournament. He just continues to smash records, despite his age.
Cristiano Ronaldo's physical state has been compared to a 20 year old after his Juve medical.
Body fat: 7% (10-11% is avg w/pros)
Muscular mass: 50% (46% is avg w/pros)
Ran 33.98km in World Cup, fastest in the entire tournament
- Matteo Bonetti (@TheCalcioGuy) July 23, 2018
Before he joined the Turin side earlier this month, Real Madrid's coaching staff performed a series of tests on Cristiano Ronaldo's body and the results indicate that he had the physical condition of a 23-year old, but we're now comparing his results to someone three years younger. Incredible.
It was reported that the 33-year-old has the fat content of 7%. If you compare this to other footballers, the average is around 10 or 11%, according to a report from Spanish publication AS.
Ronaldo also has a muscle mass of 50%, and again, if you compare it again to other professionals, the usual figure doesn't exceed 46%.
For all those who doubt his physical shape at 33, Cristiano Ronaldo has recorded the highest Athletic Performance Index score out of all the players who participated at the World Cup 2018: 52.
Below is a chart of (Athletic Performance Index Score vs Age) for WC2018 players. #GdS pic.twitter.com/QqaGSts4N4
- Tarek Khatib (@ADP1113) July 23, 2018
Can we just repeat the fact that the former Manchester United winger can record such figures at his age. Remarkable.
Although he isn't as quick as he used to be, the five-time Balon d'Or winner still has pace to burn. According to Spanish newspaper AS back in 2017, the maximum speed that Cristiano recorded was of 33.25 km/hour.
If you compare that to Manchester City's Leroy Sane, the German winger became the Premier League's fastest when he was recorded running at 35.48 km/hour.
Ronaldo again proved his unbelievable physical presence during Real Madrid's win against Juventus in the Champions League, jumping over 2.3m to score one of the greatest Champions League goals of all time.
He even practiced his overhead kick goal a day before during Real Madrid training, so it definitely wasn't a fluke.
Happy birthday, Cristiano!