4 Basic Abs Workout for Ramadan Fasting Month (Exclude Planking)
May 11, 2018
Two more nights to the fasting month and muslims will take a short break. Now, you will be wondering how to maintain your fitness regime without doing heavy exercises? Or for those of you who will be thinking how to squeeze in some time for workout when you need to rush to break the fast and then for your tarawih night prayer? Here are some tips which you can try for this whole month of goodness :)
In this video, there are four workouts which is good for the core. Last workout might not be applicable to postnatal mothers with diastasic recti.
1. Half Roll Back (10x)
2. Hundreds (10sets of inhale and exhale on pulses)
3. Leg Lifts (10x + 30s hold) x 2 sets
4. Teaser Prep (8-10x)
The idea is to do it slowly so you will be able to control the movements and feel the muscles working and it will also help to prevent injuries. You can add the repetitions as you like if you feel you need more. Why i excluded planking is here because i feel it is better for beginners to work with gravity in terms of posture and control and it helps with postnatal mothers too.
I choose these four exercises as i practise them myself at home almost daily to maintain my healthy lifestyle if i am in need to squeeze some exercises in a day due to my busy schedule. It all takes less than 15mins so i guess you can squeeze these either in the early morning before sahoor or in the evening. Make sure you are not on full tummy while doing these else you will get cramps and uneasiness.
Try it out and do let me know what you think! Ensure yourself to drink lots of water too for sahoor and break fast with dates as it gives you great amount of energy to last you the whole day. My favourite is definitely the Ajwa dates.
Have a blessed ramadan to all my muslim friends :)