These days, I’m looking for evidence. This evidence is collected from good quality data with ample population size, minimal bias, and reproducibility. The more I dive into my workouts, the more I want to know! I sometimes wish I majored in nutrition and sports science in college! More recently, I’ve been looking into workouts that give the best bang for the buck = shortest amount of time. I personally do NOT like spending an hour at the gym. I haven’t done that since residency almost 10 years ago. These days (and especially with COVID), I’m appreciating home workouts that are 30 minutes or less — but they must have maximum benefit. Additionally, the more I looked into science-based workouts… the more I found workouts catered toward men. This didn’t initially come to light until I read In The Flo where a big fundamental difference between men and women come down to hormones. This got me thinking…
Where can I find science-based workouts geared toward women that are effective?
Stronger By Science: Strength Training For Women: Setting the Record Straight. April 2018.
Zuzkalight: Why Do Shorter Workouts?
LegionAthletics: Best types of workouts for women (evidence-based)
LegionAthletics: Best workout split for women
Unfortunately, the LP is not the best time to be overeating. Progesterone independently promotes fat storage via its effects on lipoprotein lipase in fat tissue, and it decreases fatty acid concentrations in the blood, which can increase cravings for fatty foods. There’s also some (conflicting) evidence that insulin sensitivity may be slightly lower during the LP.Stronger By Science
Influencers following Evidence-Based Workouts for Women (and Men):
Alisa Vitti Told Me to Sync My Diet With My Period, So I Did