- Fasting Month Is The Best Time For Skills Acquisition - Dr Ramlan
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Fasting Month Is The Best Time For Skills Acquisition - Dr Ramlan

Last update: 24/06/2014
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- The fasting month is the right time to undergo the final phase of training before heading to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland, next month.

National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abd Aziz said the final phase was very important to improve the skills of athletes because acquiring skills would not require a high level of stamina.

"Before the competition stage, athletes must reduce their physical workouts and increase their focus on skills acquisition or skill maintenance. We will give them advise and monitor their performance in this phase," he told Bernama after attending a programme 'Ruang Bicara' to speak on the future of Malaysian sports at Wisma Bernama.

Dr Ramlan said among elements that athletes must undergo before the Commonwealth Games is medical test, physiology tests, diet, moral support, and sports analysis.

Asked if weather conditions can affect their training or competition, Dr Ramlan said weather conditions would not affect the training of athletes and the NSI would take all the necessary steps to ensure such activities are carried out indoors.....


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