Sports and training with family members

Many athletes are not used to training alone, so they are actively attracting their loved ones to quarantine classes. So, Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo showed some basic football exercises to his girlfriend Georgina, who reacted with humor.

“A duck and a gazelle,” Georgina joked, alluding to the striking physical condition of the striker.

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Publication by Cristiano Ronaldo (@cristiano) Apr 8, 2020 @ 4:25 pm PDT

St. Louis Blues hockey player Vladimir Tarasenko combined business with pleasure. He put on the gate of his eldest son, and he worked out the shots. Of course, everything happened on the site near their house, so only the young athlete was in full uniform. The boy managed to repel several goals.

The eight-month-old son David helps Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov not to lose his quarantined form. During one of the trainings, the athlete held the child, performing squats, and then practically threw him into the air. However, impressionable fans should not worry: not only a happy father, but also a kid who laughed cheerfully during the lesson enjoyed these exercises.

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No child - no problem. The role of a sparring partner can easily be played by a pet, as demonstrated by Porto striker Ze Luis. He played football with his French bulldog, joyfully chasing a ball, the size of which almost exceeded himself. A native of Cape Verde performed several tricks, and the dog showed how he can act on the "second floor". True, the impromptu match almost ended in disastrous after the pet decided to try the ball on the tooth.

An unusual training was also held by Zenit defender Danil Krugovoy, who is on loan for Ufa. The footballer used the usual dumbbells and a treadmill, however, he chose a protective suit as a sports uniform. To complete the image, he put on a respirator.

Unexpected talents and hobbies

In addition to training, athletes devote time to other activities, surprising fans with the versatility of their talent. For example, the two-time biathlon World Cup winner Dorothea Wierer, who tells in detail about her quarantine everyday life, briefly changed her rifle to a hand accordion. She shared a video in which she performs a short melody. Italian skills can be judged by the comic signature "After 15 years."

Many representatives of the sports world have already managed to demonstrate their culinary skills. CSKA head coach Viktor Goncharenko does not lag behind his colleagues. At his site, he prepared potato pancakes.

“How then, during such a forced pause, not to make the Belarusian national dish of draniki? Taste of childhood. Today we have good weather. We have to spend time somehow, we need to eat something, ”Goncharenko said.

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Frankly missed in quarantine, the Tampa hockey player Mikhail Sergachev. While his girlfriend is experimenting in the kitchen, he prefers to spend time playing video games. However, this occupation does not save him from monotonous everyday life.

“I have an important question for all fans: how do you deal with boredom? I tried to fish, but I didn’t catch anything. I also forgot to apply sunblock, now I have a white streak on my forehead for the next 5-7 days. Do not repeat my mistakes, ”Sergachev addressed the subscribers.

Lokomotiv goalkeeper Marinato Guillerme has similar feelings. The footballer admitted that it was not easy for him to be in the four walls, so he tries to use every opportunity to take a walk in the fresh air. At the moment, he lives in a country house, and his days pass according to one scenario.

“I wake up, have breakfast, start playing sports, then have lunch about 13-14 hours, spend time watching YouTube or a movie. Recently I watched "I am a legend", the Spanish series "Paper House", I really liked "Ford vs Ferrari." Usually I do not do this often, but now there is nothing to do. I watch films in Russian, recently there was a Russian comedy, but I don’t remember what it is called. From the series I recommend “Escape” and “Messiah,” said Guillerme.

Both Sergachev and Guillerme may well turn for advice to Dynamo midfielder Anton Sosnin. According to him, in addition to watching films and playing games on the console, he devotes his free time to his rather unusual hobby.

“There is more time for one of my hobbies - collecting Lego. I read “12 chairs” by Ilf and Petrov and study English, ”said Sosnin.

Change of image and new challenges

Quarantine is a time of various challenges. In one of them, called # change home, the Washington striker Alexander Ovechkin took part. Those who accept the challenge must shave off their mustache and beard, in which family members can help them. Launched a challenge designed to help protect people from the coronavirus, Russian showman Mikhail Galustyan.

Hockey players are rarely seen without any facial hair, therefore, the new image of the captain of the Capitals may appeal to fans to their taste.

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Publication by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) Apr 7, 2020 at 3:18 PDT

During self-isolation, many decide to change their image, publishing the results of experiments under the hashtag # quarantine style. Ex-Dynamo midfielder Mathieu Valbuena decided to join the trend that is gaining popularity. Like Ovechkin, he took up a razor and left only a mustache on his face from the vegetation.

“Do you think you guys should leave or not?” Valbuena joked.

What do you guys think: should I keep it or not? 😅🤣
Show me your #QuarantineStyle! 👇

- Mathieu Valbuena (@ MathieuVal8) April 7, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers striker Kyle Kuzma also decided to turn to the fashion industry. He tried himself as a model, showing off his own clothes. The corridor of the house was used as a podium.

But the family of the ex-striker of the Russian national team Alexander Kerzhakov tried on the roles of the legendary The Beatles. The footballer, along with his wife and children, spoiled the most famous photograph taken at the crossing of Abby Road and became the cover of the album of the same name. However, unlike the original, the participants of the newly made quartet in the photo are sent towards the container, holding a garbage bag in their hands.

“What would the legendary album cover look like now,” Kerzhakov signed the frame.

Still, a greater number of challenges performed by athletes are associated with physical activity and serve as a reminder that you should not start yourself while in isolation. The idea of ​​another such test belongs to the skier Gleb Retivykh. The two-time winner of the 2019 World Cup offered to push out without using his hands.

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The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer launched his difficult, but at the same time very useful test. Its participants should stand as close to the wall as possible and try to mint a tennis ball from it. However, this challenge has its own highlight: you need to train in a headdress.

“Choose your hat wisely,” Federer advised.

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Posted by Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) Apr 7, 2020 at 6:07 am PDT

He suggested following his example, not only tennis players, but also representatives of other sports, as well as movie and music stars. Interestingly, footballer Tony Kroos and skier Mikaela Shiffrin, one of the first to respond to his call, demonstrated mastery of the racket.