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Menstrual Cycle

Digging through the menstrual cycle research is tough. There aren't many conclusive, universal findings on how the menstrual cycle impacts ACL risk and performance. Some girls report increased negative symptoms (fatigue, mood fluctuations, digestive issues, bloating, and cramping) during the Follicular Phase, while others, report these icky...

"Joint laxity increases during the cycle!" "Females are more susceptible to ACL!" "Their hormones are crazy!" Blah, blah, blah. We've heard these phrases time and time again regarding the female athlete and risk for ACL injury, but look. I'm ready to discuss actionable solutions that empower her: - Year-round resistance...