Training and The Menstrual Cycle
A Write up provided by Lisa MacDonald, Head of Gym Jones Women’s Program, Salt Lake City, Utah.
There is a lot of talk about training and the menstrual cycle recently. You hear about a raise in
core temperature, sensitivity shifts to insulin and changes in cortisol levels. There are
guidelines for when it’s the right or wrong time to lift or when it’s time to just do cardio. The
truth is there is no scientific evidence showing that training according to your period has any
validation and that the fluctuation in cortisol and insulin sensitivity is so small it has no
significant impact on the body. Read More