Ep 47: Stacy Sims, PhD, On Women Physiology, Menstrual Cycle and How to Train Optimally at Different Stages of it
Stacy T. Sims, PhD, is an applied researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur in human performance, specifically sex differences in training, nutrition, and environmental conditions. In this episode of Run with Fitpage, Dr Stacy talks about the menstrual cycle, women physiology, and more with our host, Vikas Singh.
00:00 – About this episode
01:37 – Welcome Dr Stacy Sims to the show!
01:44 – About Dr Sims
03:03 – The physiology of a male vs female
08:49 – What is the menstrual cycle, and what are the different phases?
11:17 – The influence of social media and myths around nutrition during the periods
18:43 – Questions from our survey:
— Is Meftal Spas Safe?
— Is it okay to not train and take day-offs during periods?
21:10 – The role of Yoga and stretching to relax
22:40 – The role of heat therapy and the science behind it
27:28 – What if day one or day two of the menstrual cycle is on a major race day?
32:25 – The importance of right fueling during a race during periods
35:16 – The MUST NOTs in the low hormone phase
36:16 – Pre-menopause, menopause and post-menopause
41:02 – Training during menopause and post-menopause
47:07 – Stacy’s latest works, research, etc
49:28 – Stacy’s advice to female athletes
Dr Stacy Sims served as an exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist at Stanford University from 2007 to 2012. She specialized in sex differences with environmental and nutritional considerations for recovery and performance, specializing in women’s health and performance. Her science-based layperson’s book, ROAR, explained sex differences in training and nutrition across the lifespan. Dr Sims has been named one of the top four individuals changing the landscape in triathlon nutrition in 2017 by Triathlete Magazine.
Connect with Dr Stacy on,
Facebook: Dr Stacy Sims
About Vikas Singh:
Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and helping beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.