The Menstrual Cycle – understanding it and how it impacts exercise and performance
Who’s it for: Women and those working with women who want to understand how the menstrual cycle can impact health, training and performance.
How much: £35
When: 7th November 2019, 7:30pm
Location: Thames Rowing Club, Putney Embankment, SW15 1LB
How much: £25
When: Live Facebook Q&A 14th November 2019 (lifetime access)
This workshop is designed for women who exercise, at any level, and want to tap into the power of the menstrual cycle and explore how it can impact energy, motivation, co-ordination and more. It will also be of interest to men working with these women. This time, I’ll be hosting and Dr. Emma Ross (PhD) will be taking the main stage.
Emma has worked in high performance sport for over 10 years and is the Co-Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) where she coordinates the scientific support of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. In 2017, she launched the SmartHER campaign at the EIS which delivers educational workshops for coaches, athletes and sports practitioners to help them better understand the exercising female, and how to capitalise and cope with her physiology and psychology in the context of sports performance.
During this session, Emma will explore how the hormones of your menstrual cycle can affect important aspects of your workouts and training, both physically and mentally, and you’ll be provided with ways to capitalise on the powers it can bring as well as ways to cope with the pitfalls.
What we’ll cover
- What is a normal period?
- Research from the world of elite sport and the difference this knowledge can make.
- Basic biology and the hormonal fluctuations throughout your cycle.
- The impact your cycle has on body composition, injury risk and immune function.
- Hormonal balance and sports performance.
- Contraception and the menstrual cycle.
- How to monitor your cycle.
- Tapping into the power of your cycle.
You’ll leave the workshop educated with the most current research on this topic and empowered by Emma’s expert knowledge.
Baz Moffat: A women’s health and fitness coach, specialising in the areas of pelvic floor, core, nutrition and women’s wellness.
Dr. Emma Ross (PhD): Emma is the Head of Physiology at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), where she coordinates the scientific support of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. In 2017 she launched the SmartHER campaign at the EIS which delivers educational workshops for coaches, athletes and sports practitioners to help them better understand the exercising female, and how to capitalise and cope with her physiology and psychology in the context of sports performance. Emma founded Thrive Revolution after realising that if our most successful athletes do not have the body literacy that helps them understand how female specific factors such as the menstrual cycle, breast health and pelvic floor health can affect their performance (for better or worse), then it is unsurprising that females everywhere are crying out for a better understanding of what’s happening in their body, to empower them to pursue their own high performance, whether that be in sport, exercise, work or family life.