Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his muscles ahead of Bilbao La Liga clash

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his muscles ahead of Bilbao La Liga clash

- Five-time ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo strikes a pose with his teammates to show off his outrageous leg muscles

- The 33-year-old was rested in Los Blancos 2-1 win over Malaga over the weekend

- Meanwhile, he trained with his teammates on Monday as they prepare for their midweek clash against Bilbao

Real Madrid welcome Athletic Bilbao to the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, April 18, for their Spanish League fixture.

Having secured maximum points at Malaga over the weekend, Los Blancos trained for their midweek encounter on Monday, and their star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, struck a pose with some of his teammates showing his outrageous leg muscles.

Zinedine Zidane's starman showed off his shredded physique as he pulled a bizarre stern face with team-mates happy to joke around following the conclusion of Monday's session.

The match will help the Galacticos prepare for their UEFA Champions League semi final first leg encounter next Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, the Portuguese international, who got his season to a slow start will be starring in these games in a bid to boost his chances of helping his side to their third straight UCL title.

While they try to finish strong on the La Liga table despite trailing their arch rival, Barcelona on the log with 15 points after 32 round of games.

Kiko Castilla, Toni Kroos, Borja Mayoral and Raphael Varane were among the team-mates happy to join Ronaldo and his muscles in the snap, captioned simply by Varane as '#HalaMadrid'.

Ronaldo has scored 42 goals from 42 appearances - 15 of those came from Champions League already , and he is already getting in the mood for the battle for this year’s UCL final.

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Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his muscles ahead of Bilbao La Liga clash

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his muscles ahead of Bilbao La Liga clash

The Portugal international spends time working out after every game by his bulging quadriceps but muscle retention is something the 33-year-old has worked hard to build-up and sustain throughout his career.

He swims at home after games, alone or with his son Cristiano Jnr, and after that comes another water treatment with hot and cold baths to stimulate muscle regeneration, a high-pressured water jet to massage muscles, and a walk-in cryotherapy chamber.

He had a chamber installed in 2013 after hearing it had worked well for Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery.

The liquid nitrogen treatment reaches temperatures between -160°C and -200°C — bearable for about three minutes but with huge regenerative dividends.

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