The Gymnastics Kitchen with Betsy

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The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: How to Eat on Competition Day


How to Eat on Competition Day

A few weeks ago, a coach contacted me about her athletes who bombed out at a recent competition. Her gymnasts were lethargic and slow moving the morning of their competition. After the meet, a parent mentioned that one of the girls had eaten sausage biscuits and hash browns for breakfast, and another only had a Pop-Tart. Both of these are highly processed, fat-laden food options and offer virtually no nutritional value to an athlete.

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Archived Posts:

2/22: Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Gymnasts

11/15: Functional Foods for Maximum Body Health 

10/28: Key Calcium Options Other than Milk

10/7: How to Stay Out of the Vending Machine

9/19: Power Food Seeds

9/3:  Good Choices When Eating in Restaurants

8/20:  On the Go Snacks for Gymnasts

7/29: Betsy’s Favorite Summer Recipes

7/1: Breaking the Diet Mentality

6/23: Big Changes for Amelia

6/14: Protein Powder

6/8: Amelia Hundley ‘Meals with Meels

5/24:  Pre- and Post – Workout Snacks


Betsy is amazing. Megan started with the 9 week program with the clean eating then moved to the training program. We have seen tremendous improvement in strength and speed. I work at the gym we currently attend so we go into the gym 30-45 minutes before practice to get the training in or we have set up a workout area in our basement that we can use just depends on the workout. We improvise if needed. For example we didn’t have a kettle weight so we filled a milk jug if she does it at home. Megan loves the variety of the workouts and there is always a video to show how the exercise is to be completed. This is a great asset to the program. Megan used to have some knee pain occasionally but since being on Betsy training program she has been injury free! Betsy really understands what a gymnast needs and the variety to make the muscles work for gymnastics. Megan is very tiny. She is 12 and weighs 75-80lbs. She competed level 8 last season and is working on level 9. She had usually struggled with tumbling height and speed but since on the program she has all her skills for floor with the exception of 1 for level 9. I would highly recommend Betsy’s program. Megan would not be where she is without it. I played volleyball in college and coached high school volleyball previously so I knew about the importance of strength training but not in the way a gymnast needs it. Betsy has helped Megan get the next level. We plan on staying with her program for the duration of Megan’s gymnastics career. We have been doing the program for almost a year.

Lori H