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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,...

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Gymnast Recovery in the Off-Season

Gymnast Recovery in the Off-Season

How well is your gymnast positioned for recovery from the long competition season? Are they getting what their body needs to support optimal healing, recovery, and adaptation? Or is further, more intense training just driving their body into the ground and risking...

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The Gymnast Summer Training Fueling Formula

The Gymnast Summer Training Fueling Formula

If you’re a parent to a gymnast, more than likely you’ve approached summer training with a sense of anticipation...and dread.   It’s exciting to kick-off the up-training for new levels. Maybe there’s new training groups, different coaches, or added hours. Perhaps...

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What Should a Gymnast Eat in a Day

What Should a Gymnast Eat in a Day

Gymnasts and parents alike always want to know what they should be eating in a day. I think “what I eat in a day” social media posts can be really harmful, but I do think it could be helpful to see just how MUCH food an adolescent optional/elite gymnast who is...

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Top 10 Gymnastics Nutrition Myths

Top 10 Gymnastics Nutrition Myths

True or false: gymnastics nutrition myths don’t exist. I hate to break it to you, but this is most certainly false. High-level gymnasts, parents, and their coaches are constantly inundated with information regarding their diet. Unfortunately, most of that content is...

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Fueling the Gymnast to Beat Competition Nerves

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. A lot of gymnasts...

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Top 10 Most Asked Gymnast Nutrition Questions

Top 10 Most Asked Gymnast Nutrition Questions

Here at The Gymnast Nutritionist™, we get asked a lot about the best nutrition for gymnasts.  We love that parents are doing the work, trying to learn how to best support their athlete on this rollercoaster ride.  We applaud you for taking the time to get it right! ...

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Simple Meal Planning for the Gymnast

Simple Meal Planning for the Gymnast

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...

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