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My gymnastics coach says i need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! help!

My gymnastics coach says i need to lose weight. I've tried everything; diet, more sleep, rigorous training. Nothing works! help!

You need proper diet: You are not losing weight, you should consult a nutritionist to get proper diet, as to how many calories and what kind and follow strictly and there is no reason in the world that you will not loose weight.It is all mathematical. You take in less calories than your body needs, you will start loosing weight.1lb loss is equal to negative 3500 calories resrtict all sugars and carbs more protein nutriti. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I've been having pain in my right wrist when weight bearing for long periods of time while doing gymnastics. What could be wrong with it?

I've been having pain in my right wrist when weight bearing for long periods of time while doing gymnastics. What could be wrong with it?

Undetermined: There are too many possibilities to let me answer with any certainty. It could just be tendonitis or a ligament strain. However, there are a number of conditions that can be diagnosed only with x-ray, physical examination and, sometimes, an mri. You should have an orthopedist or a hand surgeon check this out to be sure. ...Read more

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What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

What are common injuries in gymnastics? How can they be avoided?

Ligamentous: Injuries are usually ones involving tendons and ligaments. Unusual stress and strains on joints can cause tears in these tissues. More rarely the bones can be affected by the tendons or ligaments pulling away from the bones. Most serious are fractures due to landing incorrectly, this can include neck fractures and paralysis. Stretching, strength exercises, practice can minimize these risks. ...Read more

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Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Can gymnastics be a cause of my lordosis?

Lordosis: High level gymnastics can sometimes lead to stress fractures in the lumbar spine called spondylolysis. This can cause increased lordosis. This can be diagnosised with diagnostic tests such as x-rays, mdi, CT scan. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Is it possible for an overweight person to do gymnastics?

Exercise: Possible yes but prudence dictates getting medical clearance and training carefully and appropriately. Whether its ago of idea is an individual question. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

How long can I wait to go back to gymnastics after breaking my ankle?

Return to activity: This is touch to answer as it depends on: the type of break you had, if surgery was required, how long it takes for the break to heal, and if you have any associated weakness of the ankle. The best person to answer this would be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

I was diagnosed with lordosis. Could it be from the years of gymnastics?

See below: Lordosis is the term used to describe the natural curve or "sway" in your low back. It is normal to have some degree of lordosis although some people have more or less than others. ...Read more