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.
My good friend and colleague Dave Tilley joined me live to discuss all things gymnastics, especially the culture of the sport. Dave not only is one of the top physical therapists in the sport, but was also a collegiate gymnastic and now is a current coach himself. Like me, he strongly aligns with the philosophy of taking time to rest, being properly fueled, and taking care of injuries. As you all know, this ideology is in every way the exact opposite of what gymnastics culture stands for. If you want to catch our chat, click the link below.
I hope you got something out of this collaboration with Dave Tilley and really took away the importance of prevention. Keeping your gymnast properly fueled, especially through periods of injury and illness, is ESSENTIAL to keep their gymnastics performance quality up. By looping in your gymnast’s therapist, dietician, doctor, coach, etc. it allows for the care of the entire athlete, instead of just the physical piece.
Educating their coaches is another thing that is extremely important, as they are normally the first people to give incorrect information on nutrition leading your gymnast to go down the restriction slide. The great thing is that there is a one stop shop to learn and implement all of these pieces. I have just launched The Balanced Gymnast Method, which includes everything from nutrition basics to parent and coach information sessions. It really has something for everyone and is an extremely useful educational tool to inform loved ones in your gymnast’s life who really don’t have a clear outlook on nutrition. If you are interested in bettering yourself, your gymnast, and her coaches, this is the perfect thing for you.
Dave and I have had a great time sharing our knowledge and if you want more support please feel free to contact me and schedule a discovery call!
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