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    Working out in ramadan?

    Ramadan is upon us and iam wondering when do you workout for those who fast, in the morning or after eating at night.

    #2
    Definitely after eating at night - exercising on a (too) empty stomach will cause muscle loss!

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      #3
      fitniac do you have some scientific proof for that statement? I am on a 18h/6h interval fast for almost 2 years now and work out (rather strength related) for at least an hour before eating, five days a week, and have not experienced such muscle loss. Au contraire, I built some rather nice pecs, arms and quads.
      IMHO the problem with ramadan and working out is the forbidden fluid/water intake.

      Some more info on the topic:
      https://darebee.com/fitness/training-on-empty.html
      https://darebee.com/fitness/fitness-and-hydration.html
      https://leangains.com/tag/fasted-training/

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        #4
        Andi64 Here is an exerpt from halfway down this page under the section: Take Home Message:
        "On top of everything, fasted cardio can have a catabolic effect on muscle. Studies show that training in a glycogen-depleted state substantially increases the amount of tissue proteins burned for energy during exercise.[4]" and "Protein losses can exceed 10 percent of the total calories burned over the course of a one-hour cardio session—more than double that of training in the fed state.[5]"
        based off of a study here and here from PubMed.gov.

        I will not try to claim to understand the studies from PubMed.gov; however, I based my facts off of Brad Schoenfeld, Ph.D interpretation of them.

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          #5
          fitniac Interesting! It would be more clear for us not-scientists, if they would tell us how much they depleted the low glycogen leg of the 8 participants. Like equivalent to a 10hrs fast or 24rs? I do not see that. I am sure that exercising on very low depleted glycogen reserves, like 24hrs fast is not healthy.
          Another thing I don't get is, that in the beginning of the article he speaks of bodybuilders and physique athletes embracing this and then about cardio, a training form bodybuilders usually stay away from.
          But looks like I should have no muscles for a long time now.

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            #6
            Andi64 I agree! I can do some more in-depth digging and let you know what I find. (assuming there are other, more in-depth studies out there)

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              #7
              fitniac Have a look at leangains.com. He's commercialised that concept, but still. Just another thought: Isn't the whole idea of Keto to keep the glycogen levels low, to burn more fat, but of course not protein? Not that I am a big fan of Keto, but just saying...
              Chickenboi21 Sorry for hijacking your thread.
              My on-topic answer would be: When appropriate: hydrate, work-out, eat.

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                #8
                Chickenboi21 Me 2!

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                  #9
                  Andi64 fitniac lol np guys i learned alot hehe, i think fitniac is right, its better workout after eating, it will also help me digest the food faster!.. now off topic i always wondered when does the protein i eat gets used to build more muscle? Cause i drink milk everyday, i saw some say after you workout and your muscles start resting then take some proteins for them to build up, what about taking before working out? Iam trying to be as optimal as possible here.

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                    #10
                    There was talk about a 'protein-window', a time-frame when the protein digestion is optimal for muscle building, This has been debunked as a myth. You can eat or drink protein whenever you like, the only restriction is not all at once, because then not all gets to your muscles. Here is a good article on protein and muscle building.

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                      #11
                      Nevermind food... Ramadan fasting includes no water. Wake up well before sunrise and workout>drink water >start fast or workout after you have broken your fast and can drink. Food timing around workouts is min/maxing, but not drinking during or after a workout is really a bad idea.

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                        #12
                        I'd also be careful during ramadan not to gain weight. Despite it ostensibly being a time for fasting, on average people gain weight during ramadan, because eating way more than your daily need is easy when you're feasting every night.

                        And if you have diabetic family members please encourage them to skip ramadan, because they're putting themselves in serious danger. (Just had a class about this and it's crazy how many people with chronic illnesses hurt themselves during ramadan.)

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