With the holy month of Ramadan having started this week, Muslims around the world will be observing fasting during daylight hours as a means of both celebrating and reflecting on their faith. An incredibly important observance for all of those within the Muslim faith, athletes will be facing additional challenges when it comes to nutrition, specifically fasting and how this could impact their performance(s) throughout the month.
In our latest X-Change paper, sports nutrition experts Mohamed Saad, Andreas Kasper and Graeme L. Close look at what Ramadan fasting means for the athlete in training, delving deeper into how the fasted state could impact performance and what athletes can do to negate potential physiological impact.
Key considerations include maintaining energy balance, distribution of macronutrients and maintaining euhydration, as well as specific competition strategies that could be employed.
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