Brave lightweight fighter, Abdulkareem Alselwady (7-1-0) from Jordan, is a hard working continuously motivated athlete all year round. Ramadan is no different even when fasting from 5:30am – 8:30pm, Fasting and praying enrich faith and strength within a person, but there are a few pointers that can help keep fighters in top shape.
After a mentally relaxing Jiu-Jitsu class and before an MMA session, Alselwady gave his tips in this video with ArabsMMA on training in Ramadan.
For all the MMA practitioners and fighters, don’t stop training in Ramadan!!! Stay motivated and keep the will power up during the month of fasting. Muscle weakness and weight gain can take place if training is suddenly halted. It is always important to schedule your training to suit the most efficient time for the body to recuperate. For best results, adjusting the time of martial arts sessions to just before Iftar to make sure its possible to hydrate and receive nutriment straight after.
Make sure to keep the food healthy. Fasting for a long time shouldn’t be a free pass to eat everything after. Stay on low sugar, high complex carbs and protein. Choose foods that will replenish your body. DON’T forget your fruits, a good source for vitamins and natural sugars. HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE !!!!
And most importantly, take care to get enough rest. Sleep is very important, even with the change of sleep schedule.
RAMADAN KAREEM 🙂