Ronaldo to retire Monday, February 14th 2011

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  1. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
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    Ronaldo did not take any such drugs especially to "become such a great player". Ronaldo was a born fenomenan. And further, all players are subject to extremely strict random drug testing proceedures. So Ronaldo would not be so stupid to risk his entire carreer.
     
  2. celito

    celito Member+

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    Feb 28, 2005
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    After years and years of speculation, Ronaldo's weight is finally revealed ... 260 lbs !! :p

    Seriously though ... he is participating in a weight losing segment on Fantastico to try to get into a healthy shape. He is seriously 260 lbs (118 kg). A few interesting tidbits from the program:

    - Ronaldo admitted he used to skip the stress test given to players in pre-season.
    - From the program, it doesn't look like he is taking whatever medicine is meant to control his hypothyroidism condition.
    - To lose weight, he will have to cut alcohol and fat from his diet.
     
  3. IVO !

    IVO ! Member

    Feb 25, 2009
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    I saw that Fantastico also. It was really something seeing Ronaldo that heavy but at least he is doing his best to try to put it under control and Ronaldo is doing something about it. I am confident that Ronaldo will loose weight and live a long, happy, healthy and very financially succesful life in new business ventures.
     
  4. celito

    celito Member+

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    If you look at his back and shoulders, he still has the built of an athlete. It's his stomach that is huge. I loved when the doctor said that the reason for his stomach is fat and alcohol ! It's a good thing he is not waiting too long to do this. I am just surprised that it doesn't look like he ever started taking any medication for hyperthyroidism.

    Here is the program if anyone is interested.

     
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  5. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Va
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    Is this show being shown on any channel on Directv US????

    He was my hero and to see him lose weight on a show would be really cool! Or is there any streams of the show???? To Download? My portuguese is limited.... but I can get by. :p Brasilian portuguese is easier to understand. :p
     
  6. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    Ok, just finished watching it.

    He really does have alot of MUSCLE under his fat. It really is mostly in his stomach. He just needs to lose that weight, because he has muscle. Even if he loses the fat too fast, he still has a ton of muscle left over that won't hurt him to lose a bit either!

    He looks like a competitive body builder in their off seasons. They gain alot of weight in the off seasons on purpose.
     
  7. celito

    celito Member+

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    You get it on Globo Internacional on DirecTV or Dish. But I believe you have to pay at least $20 a month for that one channel. The program is called Fantastico and runs on Sundays. It's not really a reality show like biggest loser, it's just a piece within a variety news program called Fantastico. I will post youtube links if I can find subsequent pieces as they appear.
     
  8. NotreDameFlamengo

    Jul 25, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
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    Off topic, but for those that are interested I remember watching this report from Fantastico about improving youth detention centers. The conditions are fvcking shocking. I couldnt believe those in charge allowed that shit to go on. The link is to a globo article and the video is inside.

    http://g1.globo.com/rs/rio-grande-do-sul/noticia/2012/07/unidade-da-fase-em-porto-alegre-passara-por-reforma-diz-secretario.html
     
  9. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    Please do! Thank you!!

    Is it bad I hope this gets him out of retirement?
     
  10. NotreDameFlamengo

    Jul 25, 2011
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    Was that a joke? :D I think I read he wants he to be fit for a celebrity/charity match.
     
  11. celito

    celito Member+

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    Yes, the yearly Zidane x Ronaldo charity match.
     
  12. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    I know he's not the most liked amongst Brasilians.... but I would love to see him back on the field again! That would be awesome if he could shed the weight and maybe give playing pro another go.... doubt it... but would be cool!
     
  13. celito

    celito Member+

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    Even if he loses weight that is completely unrealistic. His knees would probably buckle. When he retired he mentioned it hurt going up stairs.
     
  14. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    Hmmm... I wonder what it could be? I have knee issues also.. maybe like me, tendonitis of the patella tendon? He completely ripped it too right? On his first injury?

    Losing weight FIXES alot of issues...
     
  15. celito

    celito Member+

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  16. JamesBH11

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    Sep 17, 2004
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    I don't think you know how bad they were : 3 times on same knees (99, 00, 06) ligament and 1 on the other (2008)
     
  17. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    Which ligament was it? Patella? I think I remember reading??

    I partially tore mine... he probably completely tore his... why the long cut??? Maybe had to get it replaced by a cadaver tendon?
     
  18. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    don;t qite know.. but he got different ones ripped off on both knees...
     
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  19. reckless_mf

    reckless_mf Member

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    It always shocks me when you see professional athletes go from having good physiques in their playing days to turning into fat blobs. Look at Steve Bruce, Maradona, imagine Wayne Rooney in 10 years.
     
  20. NotreDameFlamengo

    Jul 25, 2011
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    Its not shocking at all when you think about it. I've noticed it big time with ex-boxers also. They train intensely their entire careers and their bodys are used to taking in large amounts of calories and utilizing them. But once they retire and stop training, its natural to put on a lot of weight if you dont greatly adjust your eating habits.
     
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  21. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    yes or no .. you are right on "normal" people. Some got like a sickness ... and can not hekp .. (Ronaldo got a weird "fatness" retain in his body while his metabolism was so low. He gotta train (exercise) hard and take medicines (with some side effects) in his latter stage of career (2005 onward) .. At times after 2002, people thought Ronaldo ecersies hard to get muscles ... to beat DF? NO, he did that to overcome the fatness ... (since muscles slow him down and takes away his agility in dribbling ball control)
     
  22. Bolivianfuego

    Bolivianfuego Your favorite Bolivian

    Apr 12, 2004
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    I heard different. Rumor was, Ronaldo had TERRIBLE eating habits, with sweets... and the whole thing with him having issues with his 'thyroid' which is what you are mentioning... I don't think could be it.

    Remember when he lost a TON of weight and it all just came back? I think it's more about him than anything else. He has all the resources to stay on top of hishealth...
     
  23. JamesBH11

    JamesBH11 Member+

    Sep 17, 2004
    well he tried so hard to become available at ;ast WC10, as his main motivation, when the hope was gone he GAVE UP on fighting with such thing ... that's why
     
  24. celito

    celito Member+

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    I am not really sure how hard he tried. The comments he has made in the program he is on to lose weight make it fairly obvious he had bad habits and used to get away with a lot in the teams he played on based on his name.
     
  25. celito

    celito Member+

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