Training and Hormones Understanding How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Fitness Journey

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In the latest episode of A Dairy to Em-Power podcast, Justine Seaney joined me as a guest to discuss a hot topic that is trending currently – training and hormones. We had an insightful discussion and delved into some details around the female cycle. We shared our own personal experiences through our fitness journeys and gym training, and how it has affected our hormones.

As women, our hormones play a significant role in our overall health and well-being. Hormones can affect our mood, energy levels, and even our ability to build muscle and burn fat. Therefore, understanding how our menstrual cycle affects our training and nutrition can be empowering.

Justine and I talked about the different phases of the menstrual cycle and how they affect our training. For instance, during the follicular phase, which is the first half of the menstrual cycle, our estrogen levels are high, and we tend to have more energy and strength. On the other hand, during the luteal phase, which is the second half of the menstrual cycle, our progesterone levels are high, and we may feel more fatigued and have a more challenging time recovering from workouts.

We also shared some tips on how to adjust our training and nutrition based on our menstrual cycle to optimize results. For example, during the follicular phase, we may want to focus more on strength training and increase our caloric intake, while during the luteal phase, we may want to prioritize recovery and focus on low-intensity workouts.

Overall, it was an educational and empowering discussion, and we hope our listeners found value in it.





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I work with many different individuals improving all aspects of their fitness. I want people to feel confident to exercise, confident to lift, and confident in themselves.

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