#26 – Periods, The Pill & Your Performance With Kelly McNulty

Christina & Marissa sit down with Kelly McNulty, PhD candidate at Northumbria University. Kelly has written two meta-analyses on menstrual cycles and oral contraceptives, and is a wealth of knowledge in all things menstruation. They talk about what training looks like around your menstrual cycle, how oral contraceptives might affect performance, and how you can apply these concepts practically!

([0:00]) – Intro

([10:15]) – What Does the Menstrual Cycle Look Like?

([23:45]) – Is It Worth it to Train Around Your Menstrual Cycle?

([31:30]) – What Were the Findings from Your Meta-analysis?

([37:00]) – Hormonal Contraceptives

([44:06]) – How Might Oral Contraceptives Affect Performance?

([55:20]) – How Can We Apply This Practically?

([1:06:24]) – What is Your Best Advice for Living a Healthy Lifestyle?

([1:13:03]) – Outro

Want to reach out to Kelly?

Twitter: @kellymcnulty & @periodofperiod

Instagram: @periodoftheperiod

Website: http://www.periodoftheperiod.com

Follow us on Instagram: @barbelllifestylepodcast

Hosted by: @marissaroyfitness & @christilynnfit

Producer: @shane_spellman

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