Exercise & Your Cycle

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024 Kate Morland
Exercise & Your Cycle

Exercise & Your Cycle 🌸

Exercise and your cycle go hand in hand. Your menstrual cycle can influence workouts differently. Some women find they have more energy and strength during certain phases, while others may feel more fatigued or experience changes in mood and motivation. It’s essential to listen to your body and adjust your workouts accordingly.

Planning a workout routine around your menstrual cycle can help optimize energy levels and performance. Here’s a general guideline:

1. Menstrual Phase (Days 1-5):

Focus on lighter activities like walking, yoga, a light Pilates flow or stretching to ease cramps and fatigue. Time to join our Stretch and Release class or Aerial Yoga RestorativeπŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

2. Follicular Phase (Days 6-14):

Energy levels are higher, so incorporate more intense workouts like strength training, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or a sweaty Ride Beginner/Intermediate sessionπŸ’¦

3. Ovulation Phase (Days 15-17):

Energy levels peak, so take advantage of this by doing challenging workouts or even participating in team sports. Go for those progressions on the reformerπŸ”₯

4. Luteal Phase (Days 18-28):

Energy may dip, so opt for moderate-intensity exercises like cycling, swimming, or our Mat & Barre class. Listen to your body and prioritize rest if needed😌

Remember, everyone’s body is different, so it’s essential to pay attention to how you feel and adjust your routine accordingly. Keeping a journal or using an app (i.e Flo) can help track how your energy levels and performance fluctuate throughout your cycle. You got this!

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