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Episode 22: Fueling the Gymnast to Beat Competition Nerves

Episode 22: Fueling the Gymnast to Beat Competition Nerves

Do competition nerves get the best of your gymnast? When we asked parents what their gymnast’s biggest challenge is on competition day, overwhelmingly they responded that “nerves” seem to make their gymnast compete differently than in practice. Most gymnasts and parents are not aware of the integral part nutrition plays in brain function for athletes training and competing in a mentally intense...

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Episode 21: Should Gymnasts Eat Less on Rest Days?

Episode 21: Should Gymnasts Eat Less on Rest Days?

Should nutrition look different on rest days, if a gymnast is injured, or on extended leave? It's a question I get asked frequently by parents, and on the surface, it seems pretty straightforward. If an athlete isn't working out as much or at all, it would make sense their nutritional intake would look different, right?  In a perfect world with an athlete that is correctly utilizing normal...

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Episode 20: 8 Truths About Injury Nutrition for the Gymnast

Episode 20: 8 Truths About Injury Nutrition for the Gymnast

Every gymnast, parent, and coach dreads it, especially so close to competition season...injuries.Whether it is a freak accident injury or aching pain all over, this time of year is a breeding ground for injury. This being said, nutrition plays an essential role in healing injuries as well as prevention. Keeping the “long-term game” in mind is crucial in this sport because to achieve success...

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Episode 19: Is your gymnast’s nutrition ready for competition season?

Episode 19: Is your gymnast’s nutrition ready for competition season?

As the busy and LONG competition season approaches, is your gymnast ready? Is their nutrition dialed in, or are they starting their season already in a deficit? I can't stress enough the importance of these 6 crucial factors to keep in mind during competition season. Give your gymnast all the tools to help them last for the grueling season ahead. Missing out on just one can affect how your...

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