Explore the physiology of the menstrual cycle, pre and post natal bodies and poly cystic ovary syndrome. Understand how hormone fluctuations may affect a woman’s physical and mental health, along with her ability to utilise fuel and adapt appropriately to physical exercise and nutrition.
In addition you will learn how to apply basic female phase training principles.
REPS: 4 CPD Points
The Menstrual Cycle
Understand the physiology of the menstrual cycle
Understand how hormone fluctuations may affect her mood and fuel utilisation
How to apply basic female phase training
Increase confidence in discussing the menstrual cycle with client
Understand the basics of birth control
Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
To describe and explain PCOS to a level needed by coaches and personal trainers
To explain the impacts which PCOS have on weight management, and explain how this will increase likelihood of encountering PCOS in practice
To describe and explain common medications which clients will be taking and explain the contraindications which they may present
To give examples of psychological and physiological issues which a coach may need to consider
To give recommendation for exercise and lifestyle based support which is safe for use
Perinatal Nutrition Recommendations
To give an overview of a typical pregnancy and the different stages
To describe and explain the nutritional requirements of a female client during pregnancy
To describe and explain the nutritional requirements of a female client during breastfeeding and weaning
To explain what a coach can safely and responsibly encourage a female client to do, regarding training during pregnancy - emphasizing the important beneficial role which exercise can have
To explain post-natal rehab and the different stages which should occur when this is done responsibly
Lecture 1 will cover how to discuss the menstrual cycles with your client, understand the physiology of the menstrual cycle, how hormone fluctuations affect her, the basics of birth control, a look into female phase training and finish with practical strategies for working with her cycle.
Understand PCOS and it's causes, the impacts which PCOS has on weight management, become familiar with common medication, understand the psychological impacts of PCOS and finish this section being able to make safer exercise and lifestyle recommendations.
In this lecture delve into a PCOS case study to demonstrate the importance of coaching your client not the diagnosis and emphasising the role of stress in PCOS/hormone health.
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