Fasting in Ramadan, try to comply with even the athletes

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The Muslims continues in the Holy month of Ramadan, when it is necessary to refrain from food and water. How is it dealt with those who train daily, learned the correspondent of “MIR 24” Nermin Abasova.

Rahman Kazimov, Baku fasting from dusk until dawn. Fasting for 20 years. According to him, fasting is more than abstinence from food and drink. It teaches patience, sowing good and improves the physical form.

Fasting and sports are compatible, says Rahman. After refusing for several hours from food and water are not forced to abandon their daily pursuits. Even during lent his power to lift a heavy barbell.

“In the first few days hard. But once settled, it becomes easier. God gives me strength, my faith sustains me and encourages to go forward,” says the world champion in weightlifting.

Not afraid of difficulties and kickboxer Shikar Badalov. He is fasting in preparation for the main fight of his life. In a month he will have a fight in Germany.

“I attend all the training. But reduced their duration in time. Me and my coach supported athletes fasting,” says the world champion and Europe on a kickboxing.

In the evening athletes open the post together. First, as expected, drinking water and eating dates. Then start eating. But don’t overdo it: after a long fasting fill the stomach doctors do not recommend. Yes, and the purpose of fasting is to purify oneself both spiritually and physically. The month of Ramadan will end on 5 June. In these days tradition go visiting and to do good deeds.