With only my own exercise journal and menstrual cycle record to back me up, I believe that one thing the fitness industry is not tapping into is how we work out when our lady machinery is going through the 28 day motions. Womankind, what do you the think about that? Not that I am encouraging any kind of exploitative movement, heightened consideration would be ample.
I did a 2 hour workout the day before starting my cycle this June. It was a beautiful, epic workout with deep emotional portents. And the blood that followed that very next day was raspberry bright and I feel that the endorphins I released as I lunged, squatted, burpeed and launched myself around my gym room really had made a brilliant difference to my menstrual emotional wellbeing. A brutal bash at the gym the day before my period starts brings many wonderful feelings to the table that would otherwise be completely awol. I felt great, invincible and super charged. Menstruation is a cleanse, a renewal and a new beginning, it’s like a new day for my reproductive system, a cause for celebration and something that I always look forward to as my bloated paunch deflates like a burst balloon. Yet, during five months of strength training (with a good representation of women at each class) only once was the Crimson J*had mentioned. I found that odd. My body, “the hand grenade”, detonates every 26 – 28 days yet this awesome energy was never once tapped into. I’ve internet surfed a little into what the best exercise is depending on where you are in your cycle but this information was super vague. So, the best thing you can do is to keep track of what your ovaries are up to along with your exercise journal. This makes profound sense if you want to feel super awesome most of the time.