On average, young female athletes in most sports are taller than individuals in the non-athletic population. For example, female basketball players, volleyball players, tennis players, rowers, and swimmers are taller than average, from the 10th year of life onwards. However, female figure skaters, ballet dancers, and gymnasts are usually shorter than the average female during

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Are you thinking of putting your gymnast on a special diet? Are you planning on making her go through a low-carb diet, a low-fat diet or a juice fast in order to make her lose a few pounds? Fortunately, your child doesn’t have to go through any of these fad diets unless she is overweight

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 Because their performance requires skills that involve perfect timing, focus and power that can be accomplished by a lean body, gymnasts are considered to be very extraordinary athletes. They are quite different from football players who may need the same skills but do not need the same physical requirements. After all, it would be difficult

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