People think ramadan isn’t for working out or maintaining a regular exercising schedule. Well, on the contrary, during ramadan, workouts are encouraged, but with few modifications.
I talked before about how to do a proper jogging session and how to combine it with some home-based simple exercises to enhance the benefits!
This time, i’ll talk about how to keep your regular exercising program in ramadan.
1. Never workout after eating. It’s dangerous since all your blood is directed to the stomach and digestive system! However, wait out for minimum of 2hrs, have your iftar, pray and then go on with your preferred exercising routine.
There 2 main forms of exercising:
* if you want to burn them fats, then cardio workouts are your route. That consists of a treadmill, cycling machines and aerobic exercises. Or could be replaced by a good jogging session.
* If you’ve already burned the fats and have reached your body’s fat index, then you should start either bulking (for guys preferably) or shaping and toning your muscles (for girls preferably). This consists of strengthening and endurance exercises, by weight lifting either via machines that target specific muscle groups or doing free weight lifting. Strengthening depends on more weights less repetitions, its for increasing the muscles mass, while endurance depends on less weights more repetitions, its for maintaining a good stamina.
2. Have a fasted workout once or twice a week. Preferably on early morning when the weather is good and you’re still hydrated. Don’t wear yourself out in the fasted workouts bc your blood glucose level is low and you don’t have the luxury of drinking water when you want, hence try to not dehydrate yourself to avoid fainting.
Also remember the regular: to hydrate well and stretch before and after the exercise.