Tag: Female athletes

Female athletes and all women get stronger by using better fueling, planning workouts based on menstrual cycle, and lifting heavy weights.

Targeted Workouts and Fueling Help Women Get Strong!

Female athletes get stronger by using better fueling, planning workouts based on menstrual cycle, and lifting heavy weights. Among all the advice from Dr. Stacy Sims in her book Roar, the three suggestions that are most important for my strength training and endurance sport female athletes and women are these: One, lift heavy weights. Two,…

How to Fuel Success for Women: More Protein!

Five Important Ways Female Athletes Need to Eat for More Success (This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this book should be required reading. It changed everything for me as a male…

Four Tested Ways to Improve Performance During Your Menstrual Cycle

Women Can Use Hormone Levels to Actually Improve Training During Their Menstrual Cycle (This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this book is required reading. It changed everything for me as a…

Since Strong is the New Beautiful, Grab a Bigger Kettlebell

Women Need Heavy Strength Training to Counter Loss of Lean Muscle Mass (Women need heavy strength training is another recommendation from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice based on her book. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this…

Your Butt is a Steering Wheel, Make Sure It’s Got Power!

Female Athletes Need a Strong Core for Stability, Mobility, and Strength (This is one in a series of articles about how women can improve their performance with endurance sports based on the revolutionary book by Dr. Stacy Sims called Roar.) I’ve written a lot about core strength here, especially the evils of crunches and sit-ups.…

Can Menopausal Cyclists and Runners Regain Their Competitive Edge?

Menopausal cyclists and runners can use fueling, strength, and protein to counteract declining hormonal levels. (This is one in  a series of articles based on Stacy Sim’s groundbreaking book Roar.) Menopause is tough on all women.  And for menopausal cyclists and runners, the hormonal changes can be life-altering.  The good news is that according to…

Using Menstrual Cycles to Boost Performance

I’m a man. We’ll acknowledge that right away. So the topic of using menstrual cycles to boost performance is not something I have personal experience with. All I know about women’s menstrual cycles comes from research – except that I live with a female wife and a female teenager.  And we’ll acknowledge that anything I say…