Sex hormone synthesis is controlled by the pulsatile release of hypothalamic gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) At the pituitary gland, GnRH stimulates the release of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) into the general circulation. The two main female sex hormones are estrogen and progesterone. Although testosterone is considered a male hormone, females also produce and use a small amount. Your levels will fluctuate over time. Major Hormones and Functions These tables provide a brief summary of the functions and responses of the major hormones in relation to exercise. Sex organs Development of male sex organs, facial hair and change in voice.
Acts on most cells in the body prolonging and intensifying the sympathetic nervous system response to stress. Mobilises glucose, sex hormones function
heart rate, heart contractility, oxygen use and blood flow to skeletal muscles. Increases blood sugar levels, aids the metabolism of fats, CHO and sex hormones function,
suppresses the immune system, has an anti-inflammatory action. Make writing personal training programs easy with these custom designed exercise templates, and keep your clients focused and progressing. Pain-free clients are happy clients. Claim your free copy of the client back care guide today.