Bodybuilding and Ramadan : Not Easy Together

Bodybuilding is all about strength and you cannot have enough strength when you are not eating good food. Ramadan is a month-long fast. And there are many bodybuilders all over the world who follow Ramadan religiously. So, how to deal with Ramadan and Bodybuilding.

Bodybuilding and Ramadan

In the month of Ramadan, people usually fats for 11-18 hours. Whereas Bodybuilders are taught to consume at least 4-6 meals every day. So, in the month of Ramadan bodybuilders have to go for intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting leads to leaner muscle mass. Many athletes are even known to train during night time in order to prevent dehydration.

Bodybuilding and Ramadan Diet Plan

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Earlier we have fitness icon Sahil Khan addressing the same issue. He gave a detailed Ramadan diet plan about what to eat and how to exercise during the month of Ramadan.

This time we have Ahmet Konus addressing the same issue. Ahmet Konus shares his experience and says

“Because you eat less, you also have less energy. You have to take that into account. I immediately notice it in my muscles, so I adjust the intensity. I make sure that I do the same exercises, but with less weight”.

Bodybuilding and Ramadan Easy Diet Plan

Ahmet was second at the Dutch Championship Bodybuilding and he was also named as the best poser there. The competition was in the month of April before Ramadan this year. He shared

“It’s nice if you can focus completely on the competition. But you also have bodybuilders who are training for a competition right now. Then you have to make decisions. Are you going to participate in Ramadan, while you are also training for a competition? Or are you not participating in that competition? ”

Ahmet is also known to be a personal trainer. He mentions that he has several clients who follow Ramadan and are quite competent in the field of bodybuilding.

“Some of my clients wanted to skip all their training sessions this month,” laughs Ahmet. “But then I said that we are not going to do that. No matter how difficult it is, you should not drop anything from your schedule. I don’t do that either”. 

Ahmet strongly believes in

“Find what suits you and try to keep on training.”

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Pallavi Bose
Pallavi Bose was born in California and brought up in New York. She was a bright kid and very enthusiastic to know about the human body behavioral patterns. She pursued Bachelors in Human Biology and then continued to go in depth in this field. She wanted to know everything about the human body and all the processes taking place in it. She started her research in order to know more about it. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Biology, and her research was based on genetics and evolution, and she started working as a researcher in the same company.
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