Hello, my amazing female fitness enthusiasts! As someone deeply passionate about women's health, I am thrilled to embark on a journey of exploring and demystifying fitness in relation to our menstrual cycle.
I strongly believe that by gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves, we can cultivate a vibrant and healthy way of living. It's high time we break free from unnecessary suffering, as I am determined to provide valuable insights through my blog to help both you and me better comprehend our own bodies.
Our bodies experience incredible hormonal shifts throughout our cycle, and by harnessing this knowledge, we can tailor our workouts to maximize results. So, let's dive right in!
Phase 1: Menstruation (Days 1-5)
Ah, the start of the cycle! During menstruation, hormone levels are at their lowest, and you may experience fatigue or cramps. This is a time for self-care and gentle movement. Embrace low-impact activities like our stretching, Stretch & Tone, Core restore and Booty classes in my Online Studio , yoga, or leisurely walks to honor your body's need for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Phase 2: Follicular Phase (Days 6-14)
As we enter the follicular phase, estrogen levels rise, bringing a surge of energy and endurance. This is the ideal time to focus on building strength and improving cardiovascular fitness. Embrace activities such as weightlifting, circuit training ie The Busy woman Workout/ Metcon/ Tabata or dynamic cardio workouts ie No repeats, fun fat burning cardio, to take advantage of your heightened stamina and push your limits.
Phase 3: Ovulation (Day 14)
Ovulation, the midpoint of our cycle, marks the release of an egg from the ovary. Estrogen levels peak, providing an extra burst of energy and heightened motivation. This is the moment to embrace high-intensity workouts, interval training, or explore new fitness classes. yes try something new ---- bye bye comfort zone!
Channel this powerful energy within and surpass your own expectations!
( I have totally just been in this phrase)
Phase 4: Luteal Phase (Days 15-28)
The luteal phase brings an increase in both estrogen and progesterone, accompanied by potential symptoms like bloating or mood swings. This is the time to focus on activities that promote stability, balance, and flexibility. Engage in practices such as Pilates, stretch & tone, Core restore, yoga, or gentle strength training- legs & upper body core, to maintain your fitness routine while nurturing your mind and body.
Remember, each of our cycle is unique, and the duration of these phases may vary. Tune in to your body's signals and track your menstrual cycle to tailor your workouts accordingly.
Practice self-compassion and embrace the wisdom your body offers.
Understanding the profound influence of your menstrual cycle on your fitness journey empowers you to optimize your progress, prevent burnout, and deepen your connection with your body. Stay tuned for more insightful blogs around us fabulous women, where we'll delve into nutrition tips, self-care practices, and expert advice to support you on your fitness journey.
Harness the power of your cycle ladies as you strive towards your fitness goals!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting or modifying any fitness routine, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns regarding your menstrual cycle.