Effects of menstrual cycle phase on athletic performance.

  title={Effects of menstrual cycle phase on athletic performance.},
  author={Constance Marie Lebrun and Donald C. McKenzie and Jerilynn C Prior and Jack E. Taunton},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={27 3},
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of menstrual cycle phase on four selected indices of athletic performance: aerobic capacity, anaerobic capacity, isokinetic strength, and high intensity endurance. Sixteen eumenorrheic women (VO2max > or = 50 ml.kg-1.min-1) were tested during the early follicular (F) and midluteal (L) phases of the menstrual cycle. Cycle phases were confirmed by serum estradiol and progesterone assays. No significant differences were observed between F and L… CONTINUE READING


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