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Ronaldo talks workouts

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't use "classic" six-pack exercises.

The Portuguese soccer player has become known for more than just his ball skills - he's also scored modelling contracts thanks to his impressive physique. But while he prides himself on keeping fit, there's one exercise he doesn't often bother with.

"I hardly ever do classic six-pack training like crunches," he admitted to the German edition of Men's Health magazine.

Instead, the 29-year-old likes to do exercises that use his own body weight and work several muscles at once. He cites press-ups and squats as some of his favourites.

"The harder you train, regardless of where or when, the better you get," he stated.

Part of being on the pitch means being able to run at great speeds. To keep up with his team, Ronaldo makes sure long and shorter sprints are part of his keep-fit regime.

His soccer skills are something he learnt at a young age.

"When I was a little boy in Madeira I had kick-abouts in a ghetto, on the street and on bad pitches - that taught me my techniques," he offered.

While he continues to impress, the star, who is dating model Irina Shayk, is hard on himself.

"If I score 50 goals one season, I want to make it 55 the next," he said.

"I'm never happy with what I've achieved, am always focused on the task ahead and always want more."

Cristiano recently created his second range of underwear for his brand CR7. He's also a model for the campaign, showing off those impressive abs.

"I am really proud of my second CR7 Underwear collection and wanted to launch it in a way that was personal to me, and to have some fun with it," he said in a statement.

"The number seven has always been close to my heart, so I was honoured to unveil my new collection in seven cities around the globe. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Rankin and incredible to see the images released in this unique way."

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