Learn to fuel the gymnast for optimal performance and longevity in the sport.
Learn how to fuel your gymnast so that you can avoid the top 3 major nutrition mistakes that keep most gymnasts stuck, struggling, and injured.
Nutrition is a 100% controllable factor for gymnasts. What do I mean by that? When everyone else is doing the same thing, what will help your gymnast stand out from the rest?
Knowledge is power. And the understanding of “how to” when it comes to fueling a high-level gymnast can make all the difference in this sport. When every other gymnast with big goals and dreams is putting in the same hours in the gym, what is going to give your athlete the edge? What is going to keep them healthy, prevent burnout, and reach those goals?
For gymnasts, nutrition is the number one most controllable factor in doing everything we can as parents, coaches, and medical providers to support these athletes. Adequately fueling for the work required is the greatest gift we can give them to take their performance to the next level. But it doubles as a bonus. Because it’s also the best way we can ensure their bodies and minds grow and recover appropriately.
But it can be tough to know if your gymnast is eating enough, what to feed them, and the timing of it all. And it gets even tougher when you’re dealing with a gymnast who’s “never hungry” or a picky eater.
There are so many pros to the temporary discomfort of standing your ground and holding the boundary as parents when it comes to adequately fueling. By making sure your gymnast is eating enough, you’re giving them the best chance of success both in and out of this sport. And the good news, is your gymnast will likely come around to these changes, especially when they feel better
Listen in to hear to help you reframe two things that are true: Gymnastics is a privilege. And it’s your job as a parent to keep them safe.
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