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How Enes Kanter Trains while Fasting for Ramadan

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Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America

Staying in top physical condition to play in the NBA is no easy task.  For one month, Enes Kanter does it while fasting.

The former Kentucky forward and current New York Knick is a devout Muslim.  During the annual month-long observation of Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink from sunrise to sunset.  Kanter is not an exception to this rule.

From May 16 to June 14, Kanter fasted during his offseason training regimen.  Each day he woke up around 3:30 a.m. to eat and did not consume anymore food or water until about 8:30 p.m.  Kanter did not even take a sip of water while working out on the basketball court.

NowThis chronicled a day in Kanter’s life as he juggled his faith and his profession.


Article written by Nick Roush

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