Workouts For PCOS

Igor Klibanov
16 min readJan 12, 2023

By: Emily Karataeva and Igor Klibanov

Alright, so you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and it’s very likely that you’re here because everything your doctor or any other medical professional has told you is everything but helpful.

You’ve probably heard things like:

  • “Just lose weight.”
  • “Eat less, move more.”
  • “Just take birth control and come back when you want to get pregnant.”
  • “We can put you on a diabetic drug — Metformin”
  • And my personal favourite, “sorry, nothing we can do 🤷‍♂️.”

These are all incredibly frustrating things to hear from someone who is supposed to know what to do to help you. Maybe you’ve already gotten the ‘eat less’ part of that mantra down, but what about moving more? It’s an incredibly vague and impractical statement on its own, so you won’t find any answers there.

What’s worse is that your symptoms are nothing to be laughed about either, and can have severe impacts on your physical and mental health. You may be experiencing such symptoms as:

  • Missed or irregular periods
  • Excess body/facial hair
  • Excessive weight gain or unexplained weight gain, particularly in the abdomen (even if you are a normal weight or even slightly underweight, you will still have more abdominal fat, no matter what)
  • Difficulty losing weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor reproductive health
  • Acne/oily skin
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Increased risk of diabetes
  • Anxiety & depression
  • Poor sleep and therefore, also low energy levels

With all the unhelpful doctors and lack of research there is on PCOS, it may be incredibly difficult to find the best kind of exercise for you and your body, that takes everything into account.

In this article, you can expect to learn:

  • Why exercise is even beneficial for PCOS in the first place
  • How to correctly and optimally exercise with PCOS
  • What you can actually…



Igor Klibanov

Igor Klibanov is the author 7 books on exercise and nutrition, including 2 bestsellers. Read more of his articles at