Does 'cycle syncing' your workouts give you better results? We asked the experts
ABC News speaks to experts including Ellen Casey, MD, physiatrist at HSS about cycle sensing, the idea that you should change up your workouts based on where you are in your menstrual cycle.
While your menstrual cycle will impact your physical performance and energy levels, there are benefits for female athletes to track their cycles, but there is not enough scientific evidence to show this structured "cycle syncing" method works for everyone, explained Dr. Casey.
"I do think it's very important for female athletes to track their cycles," Dr. Casey said. "It's when you try to give a sort of group recommendation that I think is where we're falling short to date in the literature, and where I worry that there may be some overselling of cycle tracking and conforming that to your workouts, because we don't have the data to support that as a group effect at this time."
While Dr. Casey said the science is not there for a one size fits all cycle syncing program just yet, she does recommend tracking your cycle to figure out how to get best results for yourself.
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