Whether you love him or hate him, one thing’s for sure: Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most talented athletes in the world.

Sure, you might think Lionel Messi is a better overall player, but, at the end of the day, it’s really splitting hairs.

Even if you argue that Messi has more technical skill, it’s hard to battle back against the idea that Ronaldo is the most shredded athlete in soccer. Need some evidence—look at those muscles:

Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid

 
Ronaldo has to keep himself in top form basically all year to be at his best, and he does that with a wide range of workouts, including stability ball drills, band exercises, squats, core exercises, and leg-strengthening workouts.

Here’s a look at Ronaldo getting shredded in the gym.

(All photos from Cristiano Ronaldo / Instagram / @cristiano)