This may seem a blatantly obvious statement, but for years the fitness industry and professionals have trained and treated women the same as men. Exercise wise and nutritionally.
Stacy T. Sims, a nutritionist scientist and exercise Physiologist, who also trained as an athlete competing in triathlons, including the Ironman World Championships spent years training and fuelling herself like a man because that’s what everyone did but she suffered because of it. Some races she would feel great. But others, especially those that were in the week or so before her period started, were awful. She couldn’t handle the heat (Even though she prepped for it). She got dehydrated. She lost power. She had gastrointestinal issues. She went on to become a biohacker for the female race and researched how hormones impacted thermoregulation, macronutrient usage, hydration, performance, and recovery. From there is was apparent for her that sex differences extended beyond ponytails and sports bras. It was her physiology working against her all this time. Or more specifically, she was not working properly with her physiology.
Physiological differences between women and men
Menstruation is just the tip of the iceberg in the differences between the sexes.
- Women are naturally good at endurance;
- Where we carry our muscle and power;
- How we sweat;
- and many other ways our physiology is unique.
Bemore’s ethos has always been that women need to train differently and optimally at different stages of their lives. Women’s physiology changes over time. During your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause. You need to build solid foundations first.
You need to arm yourself and seek knowledge of the female physiology, work out what you find and take action to be the healthiest, fittest, strongest shape of your life! It runs deeper than just doing cardio!! Strength training and nutrition especially bacteria in the Gut is everything!
Don’t just settle with OK! Live OPTIMALLY!
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