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 nutrition to repair and recover.
In this episode, you'll learn:
Why weight is not an indicator of health or performance, and how BMI is not appropriate for gymnastsWhy focusing on weight can be harmful and miss the real issue How to support gymnasts who think they need to be smaller to be successful What we can focus on as parents and coaches to support our gymnasts through puberty and beyondLink & Resources
Blog: What should a gymnast weigh Connect with Christina on Instagram @the.gymnast.nutritionistCheck out our online program for parents, The Balanced Gymnast® Method through this free trainingPrivate 1:1 Nutrition Coaching for High Level Gymnasts