FLO Tweetable: I’m a woman - I don’t do the same routine day in and day out - I change with my body’s changes - it’s only logical. @flolivingI wanted to put together for you some of the home workouts I do for each phase of my cycle.If you still believe you should be able to do the same intense workout every day of the month and perform at the same optimal level, you are ignoring your hormonal biochemistry which drives your fitness from within.Do you find yourself exhausted after a spinning session some days when at other times the same sweaty workout gives you a great boost of energy?Do you feel you’re dragging yourself to kickboxing some weeks and skipping there the next?Do you feel impatient with your yoga instructor some mornings but others you revel in this quiet, slow time of the day?
Yes! Why is that?
You do feel differently at different times during your cycle and in ways you may not have noticed. Your body is primed and ready for certain kinds of exercise - like intense cardio versus yoga - depending on where your hormones are at.During the first part of your cycle your energy will naturally be higher and optimized for high intensity exercise. During the second part of your cycle your hormonal ratio of estrogen and progesterone shifts again making more restorative physical activities more ideal. You can still fit everything in, in fact cross training your workouts this way just over the course of the month gives your body more variety and decreases potential for injury.It pays to workout with your hormones!
How to workout with your body
Cycle-synching your exercise plans in accordance with your hormonal blueprint will not only make working out more fun and fulfilling, but will also help you get better resultsWe’ve scoured the web for great (and free!) work outs you can do at home in this phase by phase guide to cycle-synched exercise:Of course you might see some of my favorite fit friends here - big Ovary love to Liz DiAlto, BexLife, Jillian Michaels, Beyonce, Rochelle Schieck, & Danny J of the Sweaty Betties!Follicular (that’s just after your period)CardioDance workoutQoyaToningOvulatory (in the middle of your cycle)Ten minute workoutIntense workoutBody weight workoutLuteal (after you’ve ovulated)Pilates8 minute workoutYoga for stress release & weightlossMenstrual (your period)Walking is my favorite!YogaQigongWhat happens in your day-to-day thoughts and activities has everything to do with how your physical health is working. Balanced hormones require balanced energy all around, and we want to help you get there!
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