214. The effect of hormones on your running performance
Marathon Running Podcast June 24, 2024x
00:46:4842.85 MB

214. The effect of hormones on your running performance

In this episode of the Marathon Running Podcast, we learn all about hormones and how they affect our endurance. With our expert guest Kelsey Pontius, we discuss the relationship between hormones and running performance for both men and women. Hormones like cortisol, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone play crucial roles in energy levels, muscle recovery, and overall endurance. Women experience hormonal fluctuations throughout the menstrual cycle, affecting their performance and recovery, while men need to monitor testosterone levels influenced by stress and training. Nutritional adjustments are important for maintaining hormonal balance; women may need more iron and calcium at certain times, and men should ensure they get enough zinc and vitamin D. Long-distance running impacts hormone levels in both genders, so balanced training and recovery are essential. Managing stress through proper training, diet, and recovery is key to supporting hormonal health and optimizing performance for all runners.

Our Expert Kelsey Pontius: https://www.meteornutrition.com/

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