Why You Should Tell Your Trainer About Your Cycle. Period.*

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, By Lauren Greaves

Part 1 

A woman's cycle is a complex process. The occurrence of hormonal spikes and declines alter the way we feel both physically and mentally. During this stage of our cycle, we may see drops in our strength and stamina, we may fatigue quicker and be more prone to injury, as increased levels of oestrogen relax our muscles, tendons and ligaments. 

 How well do you know your cycle?  

Period Days
1-2 = Low oestrogen, fatigue, terrible period pain. Exercise? keep it light and manageable, not the time to aim for PB's
3-5 = Period ends, oestrogen and energy increases, upbeat mood, power through it
6-9 = With oestrogen up, you're glowing and feeling good. With testosterone up, you're on top of your game, you're alert and feeling stronger in the gym, Hello PB's,  hit the strength room
10-13 = Oestrogen peaks, you're feeling great, high sex drive and most fertile
14 = Ovulation - ovary releases an egg. If not fertilised, dissolves 

If you're interested to see what happens in the next 14 days, stay tuned for part 2!


* Quick side note - those on the pill may not be as affected by menstruation when it comes to exercise, as the pill's artificial hormones aid in balancing the body's hormones to prevent these imbalances from occurring. This all depends on the type of pill and its strength.



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