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Peak

The second phase of your cycle

You’re at your peak. And there’s more good news: the oestrogen in your system naturally stimulates growth hormones. Even if you’ve stopped growing taller this is good – we all need these to keep us healthy. Fat deposition around the breasts, bottom and thighs increases slightly here. Embrace those curves – they’re a sign that you’re at your peak!

PEAK PHASE – NEED-TO-KNOWS

SMART EXERCISE FOR YOUR PEAK PHASE

Your body’s at its strongest, so increase your loading slightly – push yourself that bit harder. It’s the perfect time to achieve great results. If you normally do ten reps, do 15. If you normally cycle 10km, go for 15km. If it feels good, do it. You’ll surprise yourself with what you can achieve during the peak phase!

Bodyform partners with Frame

OESTROGEN INCREASES BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN AND BOOSTS SEROTONIN, THE HAPPINESS HORMONE. YOU’RE ON TOP FORM – SO MAKE THE MOST OF IT!

POWER FOOD FOR YOUR PEAK PHASE

Right after your period during the Peak phase your appetite changes. You may feel less hungry at this point, but it’s a good time to eat carbohydrates – because your body’s ability to use them as an energy source is increased. And don’t forget protein to help with that increased strength training.

Bodyform partners with Leon

YOU NEED A LOT OF CARBOHYDRATE IN THE PEAK PHASE, BUT THIS DOESN’T MEAN YOU NEED TO EAT THINGS THAT MAKE YOU BLOATED, LIKE WHITE PASTA.

TRAINING HARD AND TRAINING SMART

You probably don’t need any encouragement from us at this stage – you’re ready to get out there and move mountains. But here are some tips from Faye, our performance coach on how to make the most of feeling great. This is the time to really challenge what you can do and push yourself that little bit harder.

Bodyform partners with Oracle Elite

LIFT THAT LITTLE BIT MORE, DANCE THAT LITTLE BIT HARDER, PEDAL FASTER, RAISE THE INTENSITY. IT’S TIME TO SHOW THE WORLD WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU’RE MADE OF.

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