Stay healthy, strong and fit this Ramadan by adapting your workout schedule to the Holy month of Ramadan. With a little adjustment here and there, you will be able to maximize your work out by planning your training schedule ahead of time. Here’s our suggestion on how to get optimum results for your training during Ramadan:
One hour before breaking your fast (Iftar)
This will be an appropriate time for you to focus on low-intensity exercise rather than HIIT or Weight Training. By this time of the day, your carbohydrates level will be very low and you won’t have as much energy as you normally would do to perform strength or endurance training.
If your goal is to lose some weight, schedule your training one hour before Iftar. The only downside is you can’t drink water during your workout so make sure that you get plenty of fluids to rehydrate yourself the moment you break your fast.
After Tarawih Prayers
Training after your Tarawih prayers will allow you to train as you normally would. If you intended to maintain the intensity of training during Ramadan then this is your window to get optimum results. Working out after Tarawih prayers also allow you to have the ample time to digest your evening meals plus, you can drink water or workout drinks while training.
Training at Dawn (before Suhoor)
Working out before their morning meal is when most people schedule their training, however, during Ramadan this will probably mean training at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning. If you are a morning person who does not fuss about having a strange sleeping pattern, then this will be the most effective time to schedule a work out session.
You can also replenish your protein and nutrient levels immediately after training as well as being able to drink fluids during the workout itself