Optimizing Performance Through The Menstrual Cycle

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$500 USD

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Item: EXLRN-OPTIMIZINGPERFORMANS67KT

Description

Women make up half the population of the planet, yet for decades there has been persistent under-representation of women in medical and performance research. This online learning course will present the unique physiology of the female menstrual cycle. We will then discuss ways that coaches can modify their game plan recommendations to leverage this physiology to the advantage of people of reproductive age with female physiology who are not pregnant. A systems based approach will be taken to the implementation of this information through the examination of several case studies, including an emphasis on the risk of low energy availability and the detrimental role that it can have.

Available Course Credits

ACSM 7.00
NASM 0.80

Learning Objectives


  • Outline the physiology of the menstrual cycle, and present the cyclical rise and fall of sex hormones throughout

  • Present information on the physiological impact of the most common types of non-barrier contraception

  • Discuss the impact of low energy availability and the relationship it has to the development or
    progression of menstrual irregularities

  • Outline scope of practice and discuss when a coach should refer out to a qualified professional

  • Review the Exos model of human performance, with specific emphasis on gameplans, gameplan components, and examples of each

  • Discuss the implementation of phase based training through three case studies with emphasis placed
    on the importance of modifying fueling, sleep and training recommendations throughout the menstrual cycle


Course Content

INTRODUCTION
Module
LEVERAGING THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE
Module
GAMEPLAN OVERVIEW
Module
CASE STUDY OVERVIEW
Module
CASE STUDY 1 - JULIE
Module
CASE STUDY 2- ROSA
Module
CASE STUDY 3 - KATHLEEN
Module
CONCLUSION
Module
FINAL EXAM
Module
Digital Course Feedback
Module

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