Cristiano Ronaldo’s Cold Recovery Secret

Brian Tunney
Brian Tunney
5 minute read
June 6, 2022
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In mid-May, Manchester United forward posed for Instagram alongside his 11-year-old son outside of a Cryotherapy chamber, with a simple message that read “Recovery time with my boy.”

Ronaldo swears by Cryotherapy, which he has used regularly since 2013, when he played for Real Madrid, and last fall, he spent £50,000 shipping a personal cryo chamber from Italy to his rented mansion in Cheshire, U.K. According to sources close to Ronaldo, shipping the chamber was a top priority for the athlete because he knows how demanding the Premier League can be, and he wants to ensure he remains at the peak of his physical fitness.”

"In football you have basic points—from training well to eating properly to drinking properly and so on — but recovery for me and from my point of view is the most important thing," Ronaldo told Men's Health last year. “I also hydrate and get a good night’s rest,” he added.

Born in Portugal in 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo was introduced to football by his father at a young age. And by age 10, Ronaldo was considered a phenomenon who lived for soccer. In 2001, when Ronaldo was just 16 years old, Manchester United paid more than £12 million to sign him — a record fee for a player of his age. Just a few years later, he led the club to one of their best seasons, setting a franchise record for goals scored (42), and earning himself the FIFA World Player of the Year honor for 2008. Ronaldo helped steer Manchester United to three premier league titles.

In 2009, Spanish soccer club Real Madrid agreed to pay Manchester United a record $131 million for the chance to sign Ronaldo. He spent nine years with Real Madrid (“the happiest years of my life”) before signing with Italian Serie A club Juventus, which paid a $140 million transfer fee to his old Spanish club. And he was named the league’s MVP in 2019. Last fall, his goals scored in European Championships reached 111, pushing him to the all-time top goalscorer in the competition’s history.

He’s also appeared in countless CR7 endorsements, including soft drinks, clothing, automotive lubricants, financial services, electronics, and video games, and he has a museum and airport named after him in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal. Plus, he’s the most followed sportsperson on Instagram with just over 440 million followers.

And now, he’s got the family (including his son) into Cryotherapy. It’s worth noting that Cristiano Ronaldo views recovery as the most important part of his football career. At age 37, he’s spent over 20 years competing in the sport he loves, and shows no signs of slowing down. While most of us can’t ship Cryotherapy chambers from Italy to rented mansions for personal use, Restore is making hyper wellness accessible to the rest of us!

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