Working out in your follicular phase In the follicular phase of your cycle, you’ll burn fat and gain lean muscle more easily. Awesome! ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Your body can more efficiently use carbohydrates for fuel, so this means you’ll experience greater energy and stamina in your workouts and recover faster. ⁠⁠🔥 ⁠⁠ Higher testosterone also helps your body build muscle more effectively. In fact, some studies have found that when you train in the follicular phase,…

Cycle Syncing and Your Workouts  As a woman, your body goes through significant changes each and every month. Those changes can influence many things including how well you metabolize food, how well you sleep, how much patience you have with your kids, and how effective your workouts are. ⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ In fact, because the changes are so significant, I often recommend that my 1:1 clients not only track their cycle, but also alter their nutrition…

Did you know it’s harder to build muscle in the luteal phase of your cycle compared to the follicular phase? Interesting, right? Ok, let’s start with the luteal phase… The luteal phase is the ‘second half’ of your cycle – from ovulation (approximately day 14 of a 28-day cycle) through the 1st day of your next period. During this time, your body experiences a considerable upsurge in estrogen and progesterone followed by a decline, which…

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