Many aspects of sports nutrition are the same for both males and females, but there are a few key differences that every athlete, coach, and health practitioner should be aware of.
For example, ideal exercise intensities, as well as carbohydrate, fluid, and electrolyte needs will change slightly throughout the monthly cycle.
I recently gave a talk on sports nutrition for females, and wanted to share a part of it here….
3:15 – Hormonal differences
6:37 – Effects of hormones on hydration
8:26 – Effects of hormones on resistance training
8:58 – Exercise intensities throughout the cycle
11:25 – Dieting with your cycle
12:00 – Hormones review
12:35 – Putting it into practice
14:00 – Athlete success