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John Enyeart posted a topic in NutritionI've noticed that Olympic-level gymnasts recently tend to have a lot more muscle than the average Olympic-level gymnasts of 10+ years ago. My guess (and it is only a guess, I haven't researched this yet) is that there is a larger emphasis on nutrition as well as the addition of more weight training. So, I was wondering, what kind of nutrition plans do elite gymnasts typically use? I'm sure that it all depends on the individual or team that they're on, but what are the general trends? Do gymnasts these days use bulk and cut cycles similar to what bodybuilders do in order to gain muscle and lose fat, or is the focus mainly on nutrition that gives you the most energy and boosts performance (with muscle gain and fat loss as a side effect)?
I'm excited to start GB. I am not a beginner but I will respect the wisdom of coach Sommer and start with Fundamentals. I have achieved some of the aspects of F1 on my own when I was leaner and stronger. I'd like to do Fundamentals and concurrently drop some fat and gain some strength. I don't need to go for hypertrophy but I would like to lift some weights and ride my bike to boost my fitness, increase my strength and burn fat. Is this a mistake? I wouldn't be lifting to failure or doing high reps. Just some moderate training to boost my metabolism and hopefully prepare me for F1 and get me back to where I was. Insights are appreciated. Thanks.