Ramadan is coming up and since I’m part of a Muslim family, I’m required to follow these traditions.
During Ramadan , Muslims wake up well before dawn to eat the first meal of the day, which has to last until sunset. This means eating lots of high-protein foods and drinking as much water as possible right up until dawn, after which you can’t eat or drink anything.
I don’t consider myself a Muslim anymore, and in order to keep the roof over my head, I have to keep my head down and play along. Because of this, I won’t be eating food, but I’ll be keeping myself hydrated throughout the day.
I have to make changes to my routine, however, and that includes working out after breaking my “fast”. If I decide to have my breakfast in the early morning before I start my fast, keep myself hydrated throughout the day, and eat the same three meals (two of which will be eaten after my usual BBB 5/3/1 workout) after I break the fast, will there be any setbacks to my strength or size?
I’ve checked online, and there are people advising that you use this month as a deload month, but I don’t see that as completely necessary, since I’m going to the gym hydrated and with a meal. What do you guys think? Should I use this as a deload month, or should I just keep going with my usual 5/3/1 BBB routine with my usual meals - just at different times.