And no, I’m not talking about the iron that you pump, but that also benefits women’s athletic performance.
This is looking at nutritional 😉
I just updated my research page with a new link to a review and meta analysis on iron supplementation for women:
Iron Supplementation Benefits Physical Performance in Women of Reproductive Age
Iron supplementation improved both maximal exercise performance, demonstrated by an increase in maximal oxygen consumption and submaximal exercise performance, demonstrated by a lower heart rate and proportion of VO2 max required to achieve defined workloads. Daily iron supplementation significantly improves maximal and submaximal exercise performance in WRA, providing a rationale to prevent and treat iron deficiency in this group.
While this does specifically look at women, it’s a good remind of the importance of iron for athletes of both genders.