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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    I think so, too. I could just do a spreadsheet on my phone. What do you think for a rating scale and categories? Focus, energy level, confidence, reaction time, anxiety? Anything else? And then 1-10 rating? It will obviously be very subjective. Include stats from the match, if I have...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Lost my singles match (day 14 of my menstrual cycle, post ovulation) with a combo of unforced errors by me, difficulty reading my opponent's shots, and probably strings that had become too erratic (frayed multifilaments that launched some of my shots). Focus was poor. Energy level was fine. My...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Magnesium is great for sleep. I find that magnesium capsules without magnesium stearate as a flow agent are best for me. Magnesium stearate gives me some restless leg type sensations if I take it at night. So I have another brief update. I played last night (3/6/20) for two hours. I am...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Did the extra magnesium help at all with cramps? Magnesium seems to take a little while to build up in the system. I have tried the magnesium spray before and I could never tell if it worked or not. I stopped trying it because the sticky residue was kind of annoying, and I get good results from...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    But doesn't testosterone make men physically stronger?
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    I started taking three liver capsules daily on Saturday, and my period started earlier than predicted, on Monday. I played on Wednesday. I didn't have any issues with strength or stamina, so that's great. I was still split stepping, running the ball down, and jogging to pick up balls between...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Thanks for these updates. I appreciate any and all helpful info. Ha! This helps me not feel as jealous of all the testosterone men have and how that helps their game. Thanks. My next mixed doubles league match is on Wednesday and guess what? That's the predicted first day of my period. Bleh.
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    I'm glad there's someone else here to geek out on this with me. I have a period tracker app that I use, but I only put the day my period starts and if there are any unusual symptoms. I'll start putting in ovulation and compare it with my exercise routine to see if I notice anything. I'll see...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Thank you so much for commenting @ktx ! So it sounds like hormonal changes are the main problem for you at this time with your tennis rather than any possible anemia, because you haven't started the bleeding phase yet when the issue occurs? That's helpful to know. I just double-checked to make...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Nah, I'm just gonna do the liver capsules for a few months because that's the small experiment I want to do on my own body to see if it will be a minor course correction to help my tennis. But I do appreciate your concern for my well-being. My periods don't otherwise interfere much with my...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    That's a good question, and one I thought about. I had a good conversation with my doctor about this very topic. He made the argument against taking supplements daily unless you absolutely need them because the body is constantly trying to maintain a balance (homeostasis). And if we continually...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    It doesn't store the stuff the body wants to get rid of. It is a filter that sends the nasty stuff out of the body. I suppose if I ate liver from a feedlot cow that was pumped with hormones and antibiotics its whole life, it might have a worn out liver compared to a healthier animal. Grass fed...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    My cycle was definitely worse as a teenager. It was less predictable, too. Had a few embarrassing incidents because of not being prepared enough. Yikes. If I could go back to my teenage self, nutrition is something I would do very differently. I ate garbage back then, basically. You mention...
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    Let's discuss tennis and menstruation

    Thanks. I decided to just go for it and not be shy. It's natural and every woman menstruates. So why act secretive about it? It's weird that we hide it. I'm happy to report that I played as well as I'd hoped at my mixed doubles match last night. I had a lot of energy and was still bouncy and...
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    First USTA 8.0 match of the year

    My first thought was "he is being so nice in his service returns when the lady opponent serves." If you play doubles with just men, do you play more aggressively? There were many moments here where I thought you could've done a little more to put the ball away while at the net. That's the main...
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