If you are a Female, you may wonder why some days it is easy to get your workout in high gear and other days you just feel sluggish.
Well, a huge part of that may be due to your cycle.
So today we take a closer look at your Menstrual cycle and how it affects your training.
So the days you are on your period (follicular phase), you will most likely feel bloated. So for your training, you should avoid hard workouts on those days. Stick with a shorter workout focused more on lifting than cardio/aerobic exercise.
Then by day 6 to 14 (follicular phase) you are feeling great again! Estrogen levels are high and will help you with endurance. So for your training, kick it into high gear and get in some great strength training workouts and longer cardio sessions. HIIT is great to do now too!
Lastly, days 15 to +/-28 (Luteal phase) until you start your period again are a little tough. You may get moody and cramps may begin. Progesterone levels are high. So you may have to take it easy here again. See how you feel.
So ladies, the take home message is to utilize days 6-20 as much as possible. Train your hardest when you feel your best!
Hope that helps some of you 🙂