An American report reveals how 11 stars in world football have developed their physical fitness, through special and strange training programs that take several hours of daily training, and the report indicated that what some stars like Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic do seems closer to imagination.

In a report published by the American ESPN website, writer Chris Wright says that a large number of world football stars care a lot about their physical fitness and devote several hours of daily exercise to that.

In this report, fitness expert Simon Brundish evaluates the training of a group of the most prominent stars in global football from 1 to 10, and these evaluations are subjective and relative, and the results can vary greatly due to several factors, such as the intensity of training and the frequency of exercises.

1- Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still able to undergo intense training despite being over the age of 39. The Swedish soccer star relies on a variety of exercises to maintain his physical fitness, including martial arts, archery and tug of war. Perhaps the most rigorous training is the "battle ropes" that involve moving Heavy ropes in a very fast manner.

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The weight of these ropes ranges from 12 to 22 kilograms, with one end tied to the wall while the player grips them to the other to perform a range of exercise patterns designed to strengthen upper body muscle architecture.

Simon Brundisch rated Zlatan's exercise difficulty level 7.5 out of 10.


One look at Cristiano Ronaldo's Instagram account is enough to see that a large part of his life is devoted to training, whether at home or in the training center.

Ronaldo's dedication to training is one of the main reasons why the Juventus striker has been able to maintain a very high level of performance for many years.

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During the lockdown, Ronaldo found himself forced into daily hill races, using the steep terrain for short, grueling training.

These exercises help to strengthen the muscles of the legs, adapt the muscle fibers and tissues, develop endurance and speed, and just like adding weights to static exercises, running on ramps exploits the force of gravity to increase the effort required to move the body.

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Ronaldo also uses the technique of running under water to strengthen his muscles, and the expert says that this exercise is very useful for tightening muscles, and the underwater walking device is effective in rehabilitating the body and reviving the nerve and muscle pathways and energy systems.

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Simon Brundisch rated the difficulty of Ronaldo's exercises at 7 out of 10.

3- Haaland

Under the scorching sun, Erling Haaland jogs up and down the slopes in an effort to increase his speed and endurance, and he keeps training even on his holidays.

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The expert evaluated the degree of difficulty of the training of the Borussia Dortmund striker at 8 out of 10.

4- Salah

Mohamed Salah was photographed training in the gym at the new Liverpool training center this week while climbing a wall using only his arms, and his teammate Thiago Alcantara was amazed at his performance.

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It seems that Salah was working to strengthen his upper body muscles in preparation for facing the Spanish giant again for the first time since the 2018 final.

This player focuses on strengthening exercises for the muscles of the chest and shoulders, and the expert evaluated the level of difficulty of the exercises performed by Mohamed Salah by 7 out of 10.

5- Ramos

The Real Madrid captain is known to practice a "Mr. T" training regimen in his home gym, which involves wrapping heavy chains around his neck.

Using steel chains to add extra weights to standard workouts is a classic bodybuilding technique that is still widely adopted today, and one of Dwayne Johnson's favorite training technique.

Heavy chains add more weight to exercises such as the barbell and the squat while moving, which helps to increase the stability of the center of the body.

The expert evaluated the level of difficulty of the exercises performed by Sergio Ramos at 7.5 out of 10.

6- Lewandowski

The 32-year-old Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski, is known for his fitness and strong muscles, and the Polish international is known for his prominent stomach muscles, which he maintains by training regularly and practicing a variety of exercises, including suspended training.

The hanging body exercise requires high levels of strength in the core muscles, as he moves his body through leg elevations, pelvic tilts, simulating scissors and riding a bike.

This type of exercise focuses on the abdominal muscles, hips, trunk, arms, and back muscles.

The expert rated the difficulty level of Robert Lewandowski's exercises at 8.5 out of 10.

7- Adama Traore

Adama Traore undergoes rigorous training, which is evident in the changes in his physique over recent years.

But the strange thing is that Traore denies his reliance on weightlifting exercises and emphasizes his focus on high-intensity exercises using a stationary bike and resistance tape, and the 25-year-old "Wolverhampton Wanderers" player is known for his speed and long jumps.

Traore continues to practice vertical box jumps, and the expert rated the difficulty level of the exercises performed by Adama Traore at 6 out of 10.

8- Neymar

In an effort to increase his chances of overtaking defenders and avoiding challenges, Neymar continues his rope run at the Paris Saint-Germain training center.

A bungee rope is attached at one end and the other end connects to the waist of the player trying to run away, while trying to resist the elastic rope that is pulling him back.

This exercise is designed to improve speed and agility, while training the body to create the speed precautions it can take during a high-intensity run.

The expert evaluated the level of difficulty of the exercises performed by Neymar at 6 out of 10.

9- Ansu Fati

The teenage Barcelona star shares videos from the gym regularly with his followers, the latest of which is a clip from a ball-based routine designed to help him recover from a knee injury.

This exercise strengthens the muscles in the lower body, torso, and ankles, so it is often used to recover from injuries.

The FATI training regimen also includes weightlifting to build muscle mass, resistance exercises and rubber pad exercises to improve core strength, coordination abilities, balance and stability.

The expert evaluated the difficulty level of Ansu Fati's exercises by 5 out of 10.

10- Van Dyck

Virgil van Dyck spent weeks trying to get back in shape after suffering a knee injury.

The Dutchman does intense exercise in the gym at Liverpool's new training complex, and he posts regular footage of his rehab workouts that include weightlifting, golf and yoga.

Among the more intense exercises to which he undergoes thigh exercises, which include lifting the pelvis with weights weighing 50 kilograms placed on the waist.

This exercise aims to strengthen the muscles of the legs and buttocks and extend the hip to gain more strength and control more squats, deadlifts, sprinting, and vertical jumps.

The expert rated the difficulty level of the exercises performed by Virgil van Dijk at 6.5 out of 10.

11- Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic was among the footballers who caught the eye during the lockdown thanks to his grueling workouts at home.

The Manchester United midfielder has shared several videos of him performing an unconventional abdominal exercise while lying on the bars of the treadmill.

Although the benefits of stomach exercises are a controversial topic among fitness experts, the goal is to strengthen core muscles and enhance flexibility, and Matic adds to them a degree of difficulty by doing them on a treadmill.

The expert rated the difficulty level of the exercises performed by Nemanja Matic at 7.5 out of 10.