Your progesterone and oestrogen levels are low, you may feel bloated and irritable. Be kind to yourself. Engage in more relaxing workouts like yoga, pilates or gentle strength workouts. This gentle approach can help nourish your body rather than push it even harder.
Your energy levels may be rising again. Increase the weights and movement and start bringing some cardio into your workouts.
Ready to party! You may feel an increase in your libido but your energy levels are generally highest at this time of the month. This is when you could give it your all at aerobics, circuit training or even HIIT (should you feel so inclined).
During this phase, your hormones are starting to take a hit (just like your muscles if you did CrossFit a few days prior) so it’s time to get back into the slow and restorative exercise like yoga and pilates again.
Tuning into your body and matching your exercise to your menstrual cycle can help you get the most out of your workouts but the results can vary and it’s important to take it in your own stride and listen to that wonderful body of yours.