Episode 50

Episode 50: The menstrual cycle and female athlete performance/Michael Bowers of Campus Cycles

While women can do pretty much anything men can athletically this doesn't mean that there aren't important differences between the sexes. The most important of those relates to the female menstrual cycle with its complex interplay of hormones and their effects on various systems and cells. As scientists and physiologists have learned more about those effects, some have suggested that women may perform differently depending on where they are within their cycle. But is this true? I am joined by Shama Padwarthan, an obstetrician and gynecologist to discuss this and to review the evidence. Plus, a conversation with Michael Bowers of local bike shop Campus Cycles to learn how 2020 has impacted his business and how he is planning for the future.

Social media for Michael Bowers:

IG: cyclingmichael

For Campus Cycles:

IG: campuscyclesdenver

campuscycles.com

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A fresh take on all things triathlon with a special focus on health and wellness topics. Train hard, train healthy.

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Jeffrey Sankoff

Jeff Sankoff is an emergency physician, multiple Ironman finisher and the TriDoc. Jeff owns TriDoc Coaching and is a coach with LifeSport Coaching. Living in Denver with his wife and three children, Jeff continues to race triathlons while producing the TriDoc podcast.
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Maddy Pesch

Maddy is a professional triathlete and coach for Team Sirius. In 2020 she joined the TriDoc podcast as an indomitable intern and has an outsized role in preparing the information used in each episode's medical segment.