Effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting on sports performance and training: a review.

  title={Effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting on sports performance and training: a review.},
  author={Anis Chaouachi and John B Leiper and Nizar Souissi and Aaron J. Coutts and Karim Chamari},
  journal={International journal of sports physiology and performance},
  volume={4 4},
The month-long diurnal Ramadan fast imposes a major challenge to Islamic athletes. Sporting events are programmed throughout the year, with the result that training and competition are often scheduled during Ramadan. The small numbers of well-controlled studies that have examined the effects of Ramadan on athletic performance suggest that few aspects of physical fitness are negatively affected, and only modest decrements are observed. Whereas subjective feelings of fatigue and other mood… CONTINUE READING
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