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Working out during Ramadan is a challenge that most active Muslims face each and every year. Questions like, “when should I workout?” “what type of workout should I do?”, “what types of exercise programs should I do?” always arise.
Back in 2011 in my exploration of the 30 Days of Ramadan, I found the first weeks to be a challenge and cut exercise from my schedule altogether. This year, I’ve attacked it head on along with better nutrition and my body seems to be responding nicely to it. The fatigue I felt last year does not exist and my body feels much better. This year however, I have more tools in my tool bag and I think that it’s having a profound impact on my overall health and well-being during fasting month.
Back then I learned that Power training worked wonders and the load to rest ratio for lifting was not only effective, but my body became stronger and maintained strength and muscle. Over the past year, I’ve incorporated Yoga into my lifestyle and it allows me to get active without the strain of heavy lifting. This means I can do Yoga at any time of day; morning, midday or afternoon. A friend recommended Qi Gong, and reported feeling increased energy levels throughout the day as a result, but let’s take it one step at a time (maybe next year).
I compiled my typical week into a general schedule and thought I’d share it here for anyone who is looking to have a clear routine to establish during the holy month of Ramadan.
Click here to get the 7 Day Ramadan Workout Plan
Check out our 7 Day Ramadan Meal Plan article.
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