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    Hi,

    During June, as a Muslim but avid weightlifter, I would like to know how to maintain muscle during Ramadan and not lose it due to extended periods of fasting. Can anyone please advise?

    I'm thinking of going gym at midnight...

    Thanks!

    N.B. Ramadan is a period of time for Muslims where Muslims fast for a month. The fasting is (this year) approximately 16 hours...


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    The youtube channel barbell and kilos did a preparing for Ramadan series last year, check it out

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DominateHumbly/featured
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    (Original post by The1AndOnly1)
    Hi,

    During June, as a Muslim but avid weightlifter, I would like to know how to maintain muscle during Ramadan and not lose it due to extended periods of fasting. Can anyone please advise?

    I'm thinking of going gym at midnight...

    Thanks!

    N.B. Ramadan is a period of time for Muslims where Muslims fast for a month. The fasting is (this year) approximately 16 hours...


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    The youtube channel barbell and kilos did a preparing for Ramadan series last year, check it out

    https://www.youtube.com/user/DominateHumbly/featured
    Thanks! Will do!


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    Are you serious? I can't drink while fasting 😂


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    (Original post by The1AndOnly1)
    Are you serious? I can't drink while fasting 😂


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    Before and after fasting, duh.
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    calm down its not that deep.
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    If you can't lift as often as normal I wouldn't stress it, it's not really that long. If/when you can then I'd go with midnight with first thing in the morning being second choice but potentially making fasting harder if you get hungrier after.

    The key thing is going to be not loosing weight or minimising it at least. So during the time you do eat you need to eat maintenance calories. I wouldn't be too fussy about what those calories are so long as your protein intake doesn't go to hell. I'd eat a lot of nuts, 100g of peanuts isn't hard to eat but is the better part of 600kcal. I'd also not drink water, calories in your drinks is better if getting enough in is going to be hard.

    But mostly I wouldn't stress it. I've gone a month without training before and I was back to where I was within a few weeks. You should be able to maintain most of your weight, everyone doesn't turn into sticks during Ramadan, so your muscle loss won't be that much. Whatever you do loose, it's easier to gain back than gain for the first time
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    (Original post by The1AndOnly1)
    Hi,

    During June, as a Muslim but avid weightlifter, I would like to know how to maintain muscle during Ramadan and not lose it due to extended periods of fasting. Can anyone please advise?

    I'm thinking of going gym at midnight...

    Thanks!

    N.B. Ramadan is a period of time for Muslims where Muslims fast for a month. The fasting is (this year) approximately 16 hours...


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    It's basically just a form of Intermittent Fasting (you've got an 8 hour eating window), which a lot of people use whether gaining muscle or cutting. Your total weekly caloric and daily protein intake is going to be the main factor, so as long as you're still getting your macros in you'll be fine. An Islamic guy I chat to at my gym reckons he gets half his calories in at sunset, works out an hour or two later and then gets the other half in before going to bed and gets to bed about 1am.
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    Calisthenics at midnight. :borat:
 
 
 
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