Friday, August 10, 2012
Impact of female hormones on exercise
Female runners are affected by their cycles. This according to Human Kinetics.com.
I think most women would agree--some days you feel stronger than others.
Not to get too wonky, but the levels of progesterone (another hormone) affects breathing—the ease or difficulty of. Body temp also rises and falls with progesterone.
Fluctuations in estrogen also affect running and weight training.
For more detailed info, go to http://www.humankinetics.com/hksearch?parentCode=1030&letter=menstrual
These books will ‘splain it all to you.