Download your printable menstrual cycle tracking dial.
If you are new to cycle tracking, these dials can be a good place to start. Simply record when your period starts and ends (as well as blood flow amount) and then use a couple of words to describe that day (this could be anything from symptoms you experience that day to how you felt your performed, trained or recovered). These dials allow you to spot patterns really quickly - especially if you do some colour coordinating! You will use a new dial for each cycle, so remember to keep them somewhere so you can refer back to and look over them when you need to.
Download your printable menstrual cycle tracking sheet.
This method involves good old-fashion pen and paper and delves into a little more detail when compared to the dial. Simply record when your period starts and ends (as well as blood flow amount), and keep track of the likes of basal body temperature, cervical fluid, symptoms and any activity you do in the space provided. You will use a new sheet for each cycle, so remember to keep them somewhere so you can refer back to and look over them when you need to.
Download your menstrual cycle tracking form.
This spreadsheet allows those who want to dive into all the information they can get their hands on. You can track when your period starts and ends (as well as blood flow amount) as well as additional elements such as: basal body temperature, cervical fluid, urinary ovulation kit results, symptoms, competition and training performance. This form is great for working in a high-performance environment when you might want to share this information with those working with you.
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