Hyderabad: Experts advise body builders to plan well and stick to a proper exercise regime for the holy month of Ramzan. Health experts say that while the best time for a workout would be between 9 am to 11 am, for those who dehydrate quickly, going in for a workout about 30 minutes before iftar would be a good idea.
“Since the body’s glycogen reserves are depleted during a workout, it would be better that they are replenished sooner than later, by eating fruits and drinking plenty of water. This can be done after iftar,” said M.A. Lateef, a gym trainer and dietician.
Md. Nazeer Ahmed, a body builder said, “Those who are new to the sport have a lot of doubts on they can maintain their workout regime while fasting. If they want to lose fat and gain muscles, there is no better time than Ramzan, since the fat stored in the body will be used in carrying out our daily chores.”
Swetha, a nutritionist said, Working out in Ramzan is the best option, but, most people are wary of doing so since they fear getting dehydrated. I advise them not to worry on this score. “One thing that every body builder should keep in mind is that they should not binge on high-calorie foods like haleem etc. At the end of the day, if they binge, there is no use of lifting those extra weights,” she added.