It’s a Balancing Act! Menopausal Symptoms in Competitive Weightlifters
Athletes may be unprepared for the onset and duration of menopausal symptoms and how they affect training and competition goals. There are inconsistent results about physical activity and menopausal symptoms, and guidance for athletes is lacking. Almost 900 women weightlifters from 30 countries participated in this survey. There is simultaneous feedback between sport performance and severity of menopausal symptoms. Athletes must balance training intensity and menopausal symptoms to achieve training goals.
Reference: Huebner M; Ma W (2023). It’s a Balancing Act! Menopausal Symptoms in Competitive Weightlifters. Exercise, Sport, and Movement 1(3):p 1-7