Episode 411: Dr. Stacy Sims – How to work with your menstrual cycle for optimal training and racing

Dr. Stacy Sims is a forward thinking international exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist who aims to revolutionize exercise and nutrition and performance for women. She has contributed to so many international publications and is super well known in the sports industry. She has published over 70 peer reviewed papers, several books including the book Roar. Roar is a book for any woman who wants to learn about their cycle and how to train and race at any time of the month to your fullest potential. Stacy had the Ted Talk “Women are not Small Men”

She has a bunch of microlearning courses right now on a wide array of topics. You can learn about your menstrual cycle, iron supplements, collagen supplements, adaptogens, low energy availability, and more. Go to DrStacySims.com and use the code “Lindsey” for 20% off all of her courses.

In this conversation, we talk about the menstrual cycle and how we can train and race to our fullest potential at any point in our cycle and what we need to do at different points in our cycle and what different phases mean and why we feel certain ways. This is such an important conversation to talk to our young women about too! Let’s get educated on our menstrual cycles. 

Stacy will be on the show in a couple weeks to talk about perimenopause and menopause. 

Check out Stacy’s Microlearning courses, use code: “LINDSEY” for 20% off!

What we talked about:

5:45- The change in conversations about periods

6:50- Amenorrhea

14:50- The difference in fueling for men vs women

21:15- The phases of your cycle and training throughout that cycle

27:25- Cravings around your cycle

29:15- Changes in eating throughout your cycle to optimize how you are feeling

38:10- Changes to your phases when you have a longer cycle

39:45- The differences when you are on a birth control

41:20- IUDs

45:15- Simple tips to train throughout your cycle

50:10- Sensitivity to different hormones

52:00- Message to women about their training

57:00- Best complimentary exercises for running

59:10- Microlearning courses that Stacy offers

Show notes:

Stacy’s Ted Talk

Dr. Stacy Sim’s Website

Stacy on Instagram

Stacy’s courses

Roar

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