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Episode 02: What should a gymnast weigh?

Episode 02: What should a gymnast weigh?

A gymnast should weigh what their body wants to weigh. That sounds silly, but weight is not a behavior. And, weight is also not an indicator of performance.  Child and adolescent gymnasts are still growing and developing and thus their bodies will change as this...

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How much should a gymnast weigh?

How much should a gymnast weigh?

How much should a gymnast weigh? Don’t worry, I “googled” this too as a teen gymnast. As a society, we are very image focused. And, some of us (especially gymnasts, former gymnasts, coaches, judges) are very numbers and data driven. There’s nothing wrong with this,...

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Healthy Weight Gain for the Gymnast

Healthy Weight Gain for the Gymnast

What do you do if your gymnast is “underweight” or has been diagnosed with an eating disorder, lost her period, or has what’s called “relative energy deficiency in sport”?Or, what if your pediatrician tells you your gymnast is not growing, and you need to start...

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Your gymnast gained weight, now what?

Your gymnast gained weight, now what?

For many gymnasts, the post-COVID return to gym brought about food fears and body anxiety. Little girls and young teens don’t understand growth and development, and it didn’t really matter as much back in the day when social media didn’t exist. You didn’t used to see...

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The Balanced Gymnast Method Course

The Balanced Gymnast Method Course

Parents ---How to Level Up Your  Gymnast's Nutrition (without the stress or overwhelm) 6-Week Gymnast Nutrition Course to Learn to Fuel Without the Stress or Overwhelm In this step-by-step learning experience, you'll be guided by pediatric & adolescent...

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The High-Level Gymnast and Puberty: Part 1

The High-Level Gymnast and Puberty: Part 1

If you’ve ever wondered, worried or googled (maybe that’s why you’re here right now!) what’s normal in regards to puberty for the high-level gymnast, you are not alone.  With so many “experts” on the topic out there, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s old,...

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