Updated: Apr 7
Your follicular phase is all about getting out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Switching up your fitness routine is a great way to bust out of your rut after your period ends!
I love switching things up because it continues to challenge my mind and body. Whenever you're feeling stuck or your energy is stagnant, switching up your usual routine can breathe new life into your week.
By starting to cycle sync when you decide to challenge yourself, it can help you achieve your goals even faster.
Here are five fun workouts you can try during your next follicular phase:
Whether you're a runner or not, sprints are great to add to your routine for increasing your endurance, burning more calories after the workout, and burning fat.
When I need to switch up my runs or want to include a little HIIT action, I do 10-minutes of sprints where I'll sprint for 30 seconds then jog for 30 seconds. You end up focusing on the 30 minute intervals and before you know it 10 minutes is done!
I love adding HIIT to my workout routine because it increases your human growth hormone (HGH) which helps increase your metabolism, reduce cellulite, and helps women slow the aging process. HGH begins declining in our twenties so it's a hormone to be mindful of.
2. Aerial Yoga
See the world from a whole new perspective and reach new heights with an aerial yoga class. When you're suspended in air and using straps to hold your body weight, you can get into a deeper stretch while taking pressure off your joints.
3. Spin Class
Spin class is nothing new, but going to a new studio (or virtual class) might be worth it! I love trying new studios because it mixes up a stationary workout, which can be hard to stay dedicated to.
How much did you like the trampoline as a kid?
Rebounding is a cardio workout done on a mini trampoline, called a rebounder.
What I love about this workout is that it has the same cardiovascular effects as running, but without the impact.
It also massages your lymphatic system, which is your body's waste management system. Just by jumping on the rebounder you'll move toxins out of your body for a gentle detox.
Dance classes are a great way to switch up your cardio routine and keep your muscles guessing. You don't hit the same muscle groups as you twist and turn, so you end up using both your primary and secondary muscle groups. Unlike running or spin, where you use your primary muscles.
Dancing is a great way to boost your feminine energy which will lower your stress levels, improve your cycle, and keep you feeling more connected to your body.
You can try out a local studio or find an online class. I love the Tracy Anderson Method and using her program at home.
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