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Is it safe to train during Ramadaan?

Many people are nervous to train during the month of Ramadaan, however training should remain an important part of daily life. Coach Waleed Donough will continue training sessions with special tips esp training during Ramadaan.

In fact research indicates that fasting for the whole month without training can result in a regression of strength and fitness. Especially our athletes who had special training up till now might face a setback with regard to cardiovascular and resistance adaptations if they stop training for a month.

Many Muslims find it difficult to train during Ramadaan, but it’s important to note that this is also a month of patience, sacrifice thus exercising during Ramadaan is purely ‘mind over matter.

So what is the best time to practice or train?

The ideal time to train is 90 minutes before sunset (iftar). After a moderate training session, you will not be able to adequately replenish the glycogen stores you burnt during training session, thus resulting in symptoms like dizziness and nausea. This time is ideal because you’ll be breaking your fast soon afterwards and replacing the energy and glycogen you lost when training.

We wish you all the best during this wonderful blessed month


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