For the ladies…
and any coach worth a shit, any guy that’s ever wondered, or any one else that just wants to read something interesting. Here is an article all about how the menstrual cycle and contraceptives impact training.
As with all Strengtheory.com articles, it is extremely well-written, well-researched, and also extremely verbose. Here are the key points of the article:
“1. Performance varies across the menstrual cycle in some women, related to severity of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms, while purely physiological variables are largely unaffected.
2. Contraceptives largely don’t impact performance or trainability, but can affect emotional and sexual well-being in some women (either positively or negatively).
3. Pre-menstrual symptoms and cravings are very real, but can be improved with exercise and certain nutrition and supplement strategies.
4. Women are at an increased injury risk at certain times in their cycle, but those injury risks can be mitigated with specific training and managing premenstrual and menstrual symptoms.”
To find out exactly how it may impact you/your athletes, and how to time it so that you can mitigate your/your athletes’ injury risk, read the article.http://newsasrx.com/2015/09/17/for-the-ladies/http://newsasrx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/contraceptive-pills-849413_1280-1024x590.jpghttp://newsasrx.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/contraceptive-pills-849413_1280-300x300.jpgNewstraining