The ideal workout during the menstrual cycle
Women are hormones, we know that. In those days we have them absolutely revolutionized and because of this we do not know what happens to us, the moods change in a matter of minutes. But does this affect us or does it favor us at the time of training?
There are a multitude of studies that notify us that it is absolutely safe to exercise along the rule, in truth there can be benefits along the execution of the exercises, in what way for example: a reduction of the cramps or a greater tolerance to the pain. Include that these hormonal changes do not affect your strength and endurance.
In addition, exercise releases blissful endorphins, making you feel happier after training. Take advantage of this symptom to build up your courage and decide to go to the gym.
If you feel up to it and don’t want to do your routine day after day, we propose you a completely safe routine that combines high intensity exercises with functional exercises, all focused on being able to draw the inner strength.
It is an exercise with flexible bands. First hold the band with one foot and then stride backwards with the opposite leg, at a ninety-degree angle with the primary leg, always and in all circumstances without the knee touching the ground. Perform ten repetitions and repeat with the other leg.
Skipping, a purely cardio exercise, to give power to the legs, but highly recommended for these days. Simply raise your knees as high as possible, accompanying them with your hands. The duration of this exercise is about thirty seconds.
Another exercise with flexible bands, hold the band at one point, then bring the bands face to face with you, just as if you were rowing and just then do a squat. Do ten reiterations and repeat with the other arm.
Pushups touching shoulders. There are many variations of this kind of flexes according to the intensity you want to add to the exercise. The most basic thing is to rest your knees on the mat and do a normal flexion, lowering your body and in the ascent touch one of your shoulders, first with one hand and then with the other. The next level would be without supporting the knees, you will need more strength throughout the body to be able to maintain and finish the exercise in the same way as the previous one, doing a flexion and then touching your shoulders. Make ten reiterations.
If you feel strong, repeat this circuit for a total of two-three times. It should be clarified that all these exercises are concrete for these days, but if you do not feel strong or you are in pain, it is better not to force the body. It is fundamental to know how to listen to us and see where our limits are. Sometimes what our body needs is rest!