Optimizing Training Around Your Menstrual Cycle

By Stevie Lyn Smith, RD Mar 15, 2019

As women in the sports and fitness world, sometimes it can feel like we have something to prove — that we can train, grow, and recover with the rest of 'em. But our female physiology isn't a weakness, and it certainly doesn't have to impede our training goals. Just like anything in the natural world, our bodies and hormones go through cycles, which can be monitored and adjusted to accordingly.

While we recognize that every woman is different when it comes to her period, we can use science to better guide our training choices. Let's take a closer look at how we can work with our bodies instead of against them in the gym. 

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How To Tackle Amenorrhea: A Common Problem Among Female Athletes

By Julia Reedy Jul 28, 2017

Amenorrhea is defined as a lack of menstruation for three or more months. It’s a problem many female athletes face at some point along their athletic journey. Despite how many women it affects, athletes often suffer in silence, not wanting to discuss the issue with friends, peers, or even health professionals, for a variety of reasons.

This week, we’re talking to two female athletes who are breaking down barriers and talking about this issue. Both Tawnee Prazak Gibson and Tina Muir struggled with amenorrhea for years, and finally decided to take action. Now, both women have fully recovered and have exciting announcements as a result of their comeback: they’re pregnant! In this blog post, Tawnee and Tina share their personal stories...

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