Menstrual cycle begins due to shedding of the endometrial lining of the uterus
Scale weight may increase right before your period
All hormone levels are at a low which, in the first couple of days, can affect our energy levels, strength, motivation, mood and libido
Symptoms that can be felt are mild bloating, cramping, and lower back pain. Severe pain, cramping and headaches are not normal symptoms.
Women can tend to feel stronger and energy levels are increasing due to a rise in estrogen levels usually around Day 3, so training intensity can be increased if you are feeling up to it
Focus on eating anti-inflammatory foods and replenishing iron levels
Listen to your body and rest if you need to