- Throughout the female menstrual cycle our hormones fluctuate, causing physiological changes in our body. Learning to train & eat around your cycle can make a huge impact on your sports performance and recovery.
During the luteal phase of our cycle the hormone progesterone is high. While progesterone is fantastic for mood (amongst other things), it can make us feel more fatigued, sluggish and less powerful when we exercise. However, this does not mean that you can’t get a PB during the luteal phase! We just need to understand and adjust our training and food intake to help us perform at our best.