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meters), body weight burpees (50 Reps), rowing machine (Level 10+ 400 meters) and complete the cycle four times. This will definitely burn the unwanted calories away. For those who are fasting, complete only 25 reps, and run 200 meters for both the treadmill and the rowing machine, adjusting variation in speeds. Resistance Training Is Imperative Along with cardio training (TIP 2) –

remain vigilant in obtaining resistance training throughout Ramadan. This could be in the water, in the gym lifting weights or at home walking up a flight of stairs. Either way you must look at resistance to maintain muscle tone and conditioning. The process I would recommend is attend a TUFF, Bodypump or XFIT class before or after Iftar. An alternative option is combine these weighted exercises and complete five sets in total. Station 1: Bar squats combined with Body weight squats (20 reps each) Station 2: Push-ups combined with Bar Chest press (20 reps each), Station 3: Sumo High Row combined with a Dead LIFT (20 reps each) Station 4: Thruster combined with a Overhead lunge ( 20 reps each) Station 5: Sit ups, shoulder touching floor and hands reaching to touch feet (20 reps), Plank holds for (20 seconds) – complete five sets. It’s All In The Timing Most government and private companies have shortened hours over Ramadan – this means you have the chance to train

and exercise well before Iftar. It also means your timing to burn calories can be effective and more efficient resultswise. How? EPOC stands for ‘exercise post oxygen consumption’. In other words, when you have exercised you will keep burning calories after because your metabolism is still in an active state. Remember the key is timing your workout right so you stay in the caloric working zone even after you have completed your workout and enjoying Iftar at the same time. Don’t Lose Your Motivation, Keep Moving! During Ramadan, we tend to lose the energy or just can’t be bothered. If you use the escalators or travelators, keep walking. Don’t just stand there waiting for it to take you to the top as it breeds laziness. Avoid using the lift, use the stairs instead and walk as long and as far as you can when inside a shopping mall. *fitness feature also published online in www.lamodadubai.com

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