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How Your Period Should Change Your Workouts

Miss Maine USA 2017 contestants workout at Body Ambition Fitness in their Road to the Crown workshop. Photo: Miss Maine USA Facebook

As women, our monthly cycle can affect every aspect of our lives, especially when it comes to working out. You may have even noticed that you tend to have more or less energy at different times of the month. This is because estrogen and progesterone, your reproductive hormones, are regulated differently during your cycle. (Read: 5 Reasons to NEVER Crash Diet for a Pageant)

It’s extremely important to listen to your body as you prepare for you upcoming pageant. Trainer Scott Keppel says that it’s important to remember that everyone is different and that what might work for someone else might not work for you (and vise versa).

While you’re body is doing it’s thing this month, try to tailor your workouts to what would work best with those hormones during that day. More estrogen means you’ll be able to challenge yourself more for a longer period of time (no pun intended). So use that to your advantage!

Keep reading to find out the perfect way to train around your period.

How Your Period Should Change Your Workouts


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