Nutrition and workout strategies for bodybuilders during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan starts July 8th 2013 and here are some nutrition and workout strategies you can use to keep your bodybuilding and strength training progress on track. For those unfamiliar with Ramadan, it is a time for spiritual reflection and it is the most sacred month for Muslims. Between sunrise and sunset, they do not drink nor eat anything. As you can guess, this does make gaining muscle and losing fat a bit of a challenge.

To keep making progress during Ramadan in terms of strength gain, mass gain, and bodyfat reduction here are two excellent articles on nutrition:

nutrition-for-muslims-during-ramadan

muslims-nutrition-in-the-holy-month-of-ramadan

Here are two excellent articles about workout strategies during Ramadan:

routine-for-ramadan

working-out-during-ramadan

Here are some articles that my Facebook fans have indicated are good as well:

Ramadan fasting tips from the UAE News

7 Surprising health benefits of Ramadan from UK Yahoo Lifestyle

Metabolic changes during Ramadan fasting for those of you with scientific curiosity.

20120720-144232.jpg

16 thoughts on “Nutrition and workout strategies for bodybuilders during Ramadan”

  1. Thanks scoob, but tbh this is just an exact copy of a previous blog entry last year.

    It would have been nice to see some reference to IF and how that could be encorporated into a Ramadan schedule.

    1. To incorporate intermittent fasting (IF) into a Ramadan schedule, you want to look at “The Warrior Diet” by Ori Hofmekler. There are some very good discussion forums too.

  2. I’ve been doing modified alternate day fasting for 10 months, and am much fitter and stronger because of it. My advice: don’t let fasting be an obstacle to exercising. Your body is smarter than some people give it credit for. It will cope, adapt, and grow stronger from it. I can’t advise on restricting water though.

Leave a Reply