Women trainning + period

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expan
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by expan

How can a woman adjust their trainning around her period?
What is your suggestions concerning trainning period and cycling performance?

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by Tapeworm

Generally not a lot (if any) alterations to training need be made. It does come largely down to the individual and how much they are affected (if at all). For example if experiencing cramping this may not be the day for 2km repeats or that 250km mega ride.

Other considerations are ensuring diet is up to scratch, especially iron. The big issue is when the period does NOT occur - that then needs to be addressed quick.
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by musket

Most women pro's I have worked with have used contraceptives to manipulate / avoid their periods to suit. As I understand it, this does not present a medical issue if used short term (months).
Don't be alarmed.

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Everyone is different. My wife has no problems (usually). She can train almost as normal. My girlfriend is the opposite and every month it seems like the world is about to end... :cry:

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by kiserkm

you have a wife and a girlfriend.... :shock:

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by devinci

kiserkm wrote:you have a wife and a girlfriend.... :shock:


LOL gold!

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Canadians, very enlightened!
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by Geoff

Or very stupid...

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by expan

Come on..... Post your opinions

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I'd also like to know what it's like having a wife and a girlfriend simultaneously.
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It's all fun and games until someone loses a house...

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Geoff wrote:It's all fun and games until someone loses a house...

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Or even worse - losing a bike!!!

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Geoff wrote:Everyone is different. My wife has no problems (usually). She can train almost as normal. My girlfriend is the opposite and every month it seems like the world is about to end... :cry:


Best post of 2011 :no1:

Although he could mean his ex-wife or Geoff has some 'esplainin to do' <Spanish accent>. :smartass:
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Yea, when I first read that, I was like...Wait! Wait! What?
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