Ramadan Kareem! The holy month is upon us and our Muslim brothers and sisters are fasting.
A common misconception is that people who are fasting can’t workout. However, it’s actually doable! Skipping strength training for over a month can also affect your muscles’ progress
Be honest with your trainer, reduce your cardio
Tell your trainer that you’re fasting so he can go easy on you. Better do a workout compared to none at all. Even if it’s less intense than your usual. Focus on strength training during fasting and do less of cardio as it burns your energy right away. You want to focus on just building muscle for now since you’re low on calories. At Impulse Studio, your training can be tailored to your needs and the level of your strength.
Drink milk when you break your fast
It helps your muscles heal quicker and gives you lots of nutrients, calcium, and energy at the same time.
During the night, try to drink as much water as you can. Dehydration is something you wouldn’t want to deal with during Ramadan so try your best to make up for your lack of water during the day. Being dehydrated makes working out a lot harder!
Meet your caloric needs with healthy food
This month, go for quality over quantity. You have very little time to give your body the nutrition it needs and overstuffing yourself won’t make you feel good. Eat healthy meals and avoid junk food. Have protein-rich dishes to make sure you have enough fuel throughout the day. Try and spread out your food through the night and don’t just eat a lot in one go. It can upset your stomache or make you feel queasy. During breakfast, before you start your fast, make sure you are eating food that can help you last through the day. Aside from protein, have some vitamins and minerals as well.
Get enough sleep
Fasting is a sacrifice that really doesn’t come easy. If you’re also sleep deprived during this holy month, it will make it even harder. Catch enough sleep so you will have energy not just to get you through the day but during your workout as well.
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