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  Circamensal Rhythms in Physical Performance
Title: Circamensal Rhythms in Physical Performance
Author: Birch, K.
Appeared in: Biological rhythm research
Paging: Volume 31 (2000) nr. 1 pages 1-14
Year: 2000-02-01
Contents: The eumenorrheic menstrual cycle represents a clear inherent biological rhythm that might interact with both physical performance, and/or the physiological response to performance. The predominant hormonal fluctuations throughout the cycle are in the ovarian steroids oestrogen and progesterone. Progesterone has both a thermogenic and ventilatory effect leading to a potential increase in minute ventilation and body temperature during exercise. Oestrogen has been linked to fluctuations in blood flow and heart rate via a vasodilatory mechanism, plus potential variation in muscle strength. If these hormones do indeed influence physical performance, or the physiological response to performance, female athletes might choose to manipulate the cycle through an endogenous hormonal mechanism. Furthermore, researchers utilizing a female population must control for these fluctuations in their research design.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Source file: Elektronische Wetenschappelijke Tijdschriften

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