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Episode 04: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and Gymnastics

Episode 04: Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport and Gymnastics

Gymnasts and RED-S are unfortunately linked more often than parents and coaches realize. RED-S, otherwise known as relative energy deficiency in sport, is a syndrome introduced in 2014 by the International Olympic Committee to expand upon the female athlete triad.  RED-S is a way to describe...

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Episode 03: The Busy Gym Parent’s Guide to Meal Planning

Episode 03: The Busy Gym Parent’s Guide to Meal Planning

Trying to prepare meals that everyone in the family enjoys, that fuel your gymnast properly, and that can be made in a timely fashion, is a challenge that I’m sure you all face. Do you pick this recipe because it’s what your daughter’s coaches say she should eat? Do you make your other...

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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 is a normal physiological part...

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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  With so many “experts” on the topic out there, it’s hard to know what’s true and what’s old, outdated, and harmful...

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