I am entering into a 40 day fast (for religious purposes, not health). For 3 days I will be fasting from food (drinking only water and 1 small cup of coffee in the morning). Then following I will be eating only 1 bowl of rice in the evening while drinking water through out the day. This will continue for 37 days.
I have been training either a 4 day push/pull or upper/lower split on a good diet quite some time.
I know from experience how much size and strength I lose during a fast similar to this one, which in all honesty, in the past, has been almost all of my muscle mass.
However, if at all possible I would like to continue to train (very lightly, as I get very weak)
My question is this: Should I train a few basic movements (I train the big 4, but during a fast there’s no way) using weights on maybe a 3x10 (I know, I know, the worst rep scheme there is) OR should I stick to body weight (push-ups, pull-ups, dips and squats)?
I am under no delusion, I fully understand that I will lose virtually all of my strength. Last time I fasted I went all the way down to a 95lb bench press! However, I did not train during that time because of my job I couldn’t afford the wasted energy.
Any and all tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks Coach, I highly value your time and thoughts.