Thei Udayan

Co-Founder @ Grow With the Flow Coach
Exercising and seeing no results?

Find that you workout all the time but yet you see no changes?

If you are not changing your workout styles throughout your cycle, you are not working with your body. ⁣

Let’s break it down:⁣

𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗼𝘃𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝟭 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟮):⁣

- Follicular phase 1 AKA your period (hormones are at their lowest, cortisol is raised, so focusing on restorative movements like long walks, slow flow yoga and pilates to still get in that movement but not stress your body out even more.⁣

- Follicular phase 2 (the phase after your period and before your ovulation. Your hormones start to rise again, cortisol slowly decreases, this is the time to ramp up your workouts & include HIIT, longer cardio sessions, running if you like, increasing your weights, testing out your personal bests).⁣


- Your estrogen and testosterone have peaked (your muscle building hormones) you may feel like you have ample energy, muscle building, so go full out on your workouts! ⁣

𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁-𝗼𝘃𝘂𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗟𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝗽𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲):⁣

- Your estrogen and testosterone start declining & progesterone takes over (your calling hormone) if you are not pregnant. Cortisol starts to rise so not doing HIIT/long cardio exercises will help not rise up your cortisol. Focus on strength yoga/Pilates, resistance bands, body weight strength circuits. The 5 days or so before your period starts you may feel like you don’t want to workout out or have as much energy, that’s fine, listen to your body, instead of not moving at all, go for long walks:) ⁣

𝘕𝘰𝘵𝘦: 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘐𝘝𝘍/𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴/𝘗𝘊𝘖𝘚 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘴/𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯. ⁣

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