If you’re not following @DocLyss on Instagram -you’re missing out. Dr. Alyssa Olenick holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology and is a certified sports nutritionist and Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.

Her research is focused on exercise and metabolism and how fitness status, sex, and menstrual cycle/oral contraceptive use impact this.

Now, you may remember that back in episode 111, I talked about the impact your hormones have on your workouts.

And then I came across Alyssa, who put it all into perspective with her research and actually helped simplify things. I’m still learning – and this episode is about bringing the latest science directly to you so you can all make the best choices for yourself.

Bottom line – weight training optimizes your physiology and we should all strive to be doing it a few times a week.

What that weight training looks like doesn’t matter as much as just picking up heavy stuff in good form and putting it back down.

I’m really excited to have Alyssa join me on the podcast today and I hope you enjoy nerding out with her as much as I did!

A little bit every day is enough to maintain your body so you can forget about soreness, tension and pain. Movement Mavens is the only program of it’s kind that not only teaches you how to maintain your body and move well, but also helps you craft your personalized plan so you can build sustainable strength, consistently. Learn more now at www.aewellness.com/mavens

 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • How training impacts the menstrual cycle (including pre, peri and post-menopausal)
  • Why you don’t need to worry about syncing your workouts to your cycle
  • And why focusing on nutrition and sleep are a better bet for improving performance

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