Gymnastics training snack breaks

Around the world most male gymnasts do not take one. Most female gymnasts do.

Average time of a snack break seems to be 10 minutes, based on one informal survey.

I recall arriving as the new Head Coach of one major Gymnastics Club. My first action was to cancel all snack breaks for all groups. (It wasn’t a very popular move with some parents.)

The girls would be allowed to grab a snack as needed, instead.

Snack breaks aren’t needed during a 4hr training, clearly. Many Gyms do not schedule them.

It’s a waste of valuable training time, in my opinion.

Leave a comment if you disagree.

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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