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About Brian Rigby, MS, CISSN

Brian Rigby is a writer and sports nutritionist. He has a master of science in applied clinical nutrition and a specialized certification is sports nutrition.

Chondro Update #4

Hey Everyone, I had my 3-month MRI yesterday and a follow-up visit with the neurosurgeon afterwards. My head has healed well, but unfortunately now that everything is clear the surgeon can see there’s a little tumor left behind in an area that wasn’t accessible during my last surgery. This was always a possibility, but it’s […]

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Everything a Climber Needs to Know About Siberian Ginseng

Siberian Ginseng (Ciwujia) Supplement Guide

Facts at a Glance Siberian ginseng (ciwujia) is an adaptogenic herb thought to increase endurance. There are two active ingredients in the plant: the eleutherosides derived from the root and the ciwujianosides derived from the leaves; both appear to have similar effects, but only the former are commonly found in formulations. Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is in the […]

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Post-Surgery Update #3

Hey Everyone! I had my first follow-up appointment with my surgeon yesterday, and I have another one today mostly to talk about what I can and can’t do—specifically vis-a-vis handstands, which was a question my neurosurgeon did not expect me to ask! So far, however, all the “normal” restrictions have been removed; I can sneeze again, blow […]

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When Does Timing Matter, and for What Macronutrients?

The Times Timing Matters

When does timing matter? Ten years ago, nutrient timing was huge; entire nutrition philosophies arose from the idea that there were “windows” when certain nutrients were more or less important. Today, accumulating evidence suggests this isn’t true—but timing as a concept isn’t quite dead. There are times and situations when timing matters. More specifically, there […]

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