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Episode 10: Do Gymnasts Need to “Eat Clean” to be Successful?

Episode 10: Do Gymnasts Need to “Eat Clean” to be Successful?

Do gymnasts need to "eat clean" for optimal performance and health? In short? No. But stay with me, as there is a LOT of nuance here. Often, "clean eating" often will lead to food issues, can cause underfueling, and overall cause a gymnast to struggle. There is an important psychological aspect to our eating that often gets ignored with advice like "just eat clean". And, only focusing on clean...

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Episode 09: How to Get Your Gymnast to Eat Breakfast

Episode 09: How to Get Your Gymnast to Eat Breakfast

Why is the first meal of the day the hardest meal to get gymnasts to eat? They have a lot of reasons...early practice so they think they don't have time to digest it, late practice so they don't want to wake up early enough to eat it, the limited number of options...the list goes on. But that first meal is vital when it comes to fueling the gymnast so here are some quick tips to help make it...

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Episode 08: Gymnast Nutrition + Endurance

Episode 08: Gymnast Nutrition + Endurance

What does nutrition have to do with a gymnast’s endurance? A lot. For most gymnasts, including myself, if their routine endurance isn’t where they think it should be they often think it’s a “try harder, more cardio, more conditioning” issue which isn’t always the case. If a gymnast can't repair, recover, AND adapt, their endurance will pay the price. In this episode, you'll learn:  Why...

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Episode 07: Nutrition Related Gymnastics Deductions

Episode 07: Nutrition Related Gymnastics Deductions

I think gymnastics scoring is sometimes this mystical side of gymnastics where often gymnasts, parents, and coaches feel like it's a total toss up as to what score they’ll get that day.  What most parents and coaches don’t know is that underfueling is often the root cause of their gymnast’s poor performance at competitions.   In this episode, you'll learn:  Why sometimes gymnasts'...

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