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When Cristiano Ronaldo Had His Jump Studied By Scientists

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When Cristiano Ronaldo Had His Jump Studied By Scientists

Cristiano Ronaldo's jump was analysed by scientists back in 2011 and the findings were simply sensational and provided further evidence that the Portuguese superstar is a one of a kind athlete.

During a series of biomechanic tests on the forward at the University of Chichester in 2011, with the whole thing captured in the in-depth Cristiano Ronaldo: Tested to the Limit documentary - it emerged that Ronaldo is able to jump higher than an average NBA player.

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Able to generate 5G of G-force on take-off and helped by a thigh circumference of 62cm, he can reach heights of 44 cm from a standing start and 78 cm when he has a run-up - 7cm more than the average basketballer.

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He also recorded a force of five times his body weight.

It's no surprise that he continues to score the most insane leaping headers.

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Ronaldo is just a joke in the air, isn't he? When the delivery is on point, it's just inevitable that he's going to rise highest.

"I've tried to explain before about how there are as many different ways of heading a football as there are kicking one," he wrote in his column for the Times.

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"You can head with the left side, the right side, the forehead, or the top of the head.

"Ronaldo's heading is like a perfect golf swing, everything is working in tandem and when it all clicks there is little you can do to stop him.

"His body shape has changed a lot over the years and he has clearly spent a lot of time working on his upper body strength.

"This allows him to lift himself into the air and get his body in the right position to head the ball."

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, NBA, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

Josh Lawless
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