Sally’s Sessions: Does your period affect your performance at the gym? EP#02

 

Sally’s Sessions- Helping Everyday People Like You Get The Best Of 2018.

So here I am discussing and taking you through a topic that a lot of people don’t want to talk about, the menstrual cycle.

EP#2 Does your period affect your performance at the gym?

Some main points I discussed:

– ¾ Studies indicated a difference in strength and endurance during menstruation cycle

– Muscle strength in the follicular phase is higher than in the luteal phase

Meaning? Ask your trainer to program your heavy lifts in the follicular phase 1-14 days of your cycle & 15-28 days train but not as intense or heavy

Outcome: You still can 100% train during your period, it could be very individual as every female has a different flow. Leave the big lifts in the follicular phase 1-14 days of your cycle, still train after but maybe drop the weight and increase the reps.