Olympic Gymnast Diet

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A diet fit for an Olympic Gymnast calls for a balance of all food groups with adequate protein, carbohydrates and vitamins but modest levels of fat. Learn how to eat like an Olympian in this free video on exercise tips and gymnastics.

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I'm Shane Spencer, trampoline and tumbling director here at Black Diamond Gymnastics in South Jordan. Today, we're here talking about a proper gymnast's diet. When talking about a gymnast's diet, there are a few key dietary needs one being protein, making sure we are supplying our muscles with the adequate amount of protein helping with building muscles, and decreasing lactic acid. Second being sleep. The right amount of sleep helps repair and restore the body after a day's workout. Also, vitamins. A lot of time nowadays we're going so fast we need to stop at McDonalds and things like that. Making sure we take time out of our day to prepare a healthy meal. Also, keeping in mind when we are preparing meals that we need to have foods from each major five sections of the food group, including carbohydrates, proteins again, vegetables, and meats low in fat. Again, I'm Shane Spencer, here at Black Diamond Gymnastics, trampoline and power tumbling coach. And, we have just gone over the dietary needs of a gymnast.

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