Historically the menopause has been seen in a negative light. Society has labelled women who are menopausal as ‘over the hill’ and ‘past their prime’. It wasn't until recently that we understood that "the Menopause" was split into three parts - Peri / Menopause / Post. So, with all the information around now about the menopause, we know the historical view is nonsense. We know that the menopause is about the decline of hormones. And, we know that with great coaching, you can take control of your situation with management and design of your training, nutrition, sleep and stress. Here are a couple of things that are super important:
Lift Heavy Sh** (LHS)
One thing you’ll hear Dr. Stacey Sims talk about often is LHS, or Lifting Heavy Shi*. In all honesty, ALL genders should be LHS from an early age, but this is even more important for women who are peri/postmenopausal.
When I say LHS, I mean 1-6 reps with maybe 2 left in the tank, max!
As you travel through peri to post, some hormones that help promote muscle growth and maintenance begin to flatline, and when you no longer have your original, natural ability for muscle growth and maintenance, you need another tool, which is where LHS comes in.
LHS is vital for stimulation of muscle growth/maintenance. There’s also the incredible effect LHS has on bone growth, also important during peri/post but there's only so much we can tell you in a little newsletter article. Get in touch to learn more!
HIIT Training, Protein and More
The science around peri and post menopause has come a long way and we know a lot these days! There are many more things to chat about, such as the value of HIIT training and the importance of protein intake (when and how much).
This is a topic we’re passionate about at HIT35 Bootcamp and our plan is to be known as THE local experts of training through the menopause. We can’t wait to start helping women feel strong, energetic and fearless through the menopause!