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Episode 05: How Coaches Can Talk To Their Gymnast About Nutrition

Episode 05: How Coaches Can Talk To Their Gymnast About Nutrition

A gymnastics coach is one of the most important persons in a gymnast's life. I know that coaches mean well and want their gymnasts to succeed, but often the things they were taught about nutrition + bodies as a gymnast just weren’t physiology correct nor helpful.  What is beneficial is for coaches to give nutrition information from a place of adequacy and performance. Unfortunately,...

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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 the physical and psychological effects of inadequate energy intake on athletes both male and female....

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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 child’s favorite meal, even though it is not enough fuel for your gymnast? Do you make something...

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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 of life. If a gymnast isn't eating enough to growth and develop, their body won't be getting enough...

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