Hi April, +1 here. Just listened to the Menopause Feisties’ interview with Erin Carson and I’m also feeling pretty confused about how (whether?) to incorporate #LHS guidelines into the UA programs. The awareness of how perimenopausal/menopausal women respond better to different approaches to training (compared to their younger selves, and also to men of the same age) is really just opening up, and I’d love to hear some of the UA female coaches’ perspectives.
Strength training & perimenopause
I’m in my mid-40s and full on experiencing perimenopause. I’ve read that women going through perimenopause/ who have transitioned to menopause should focus on lifting heavy – low reps and high weights. How does this align with the type of strength training plans for mountain running? If I’m following a training plan for mountain running, should I follow the prescribed strength workouts or should I focus more on heavier lifting because it is considered more beneficial for women going through perimenopause?
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