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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.

An In-Depth Look at Energy Metabolism: Part III

An In-Depth Look at Energy Metabolism: Part III

This week we’re finishing up our in-depth look at energy metabolism. In the first segment of this series, we looked closely at the biochemistry of energy metabolism and focused specifically on the equations of the phosphagen system, glycolytic system, and aerobic carbohydrate and fat metabolism. In the second segment, we looked at what does and […]

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Upcoming ClimbSci Podcast

Tom and I are preparing to record the second episode of ClimbSci and we’re looking for questions! This time we’re going to be talking about carbohydrates, specifically how carbs fit into our diet in terms of energy provision—other carb-related topics like fiber we’re going to leave for future discussions. If you have a question about […]

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There’s Nothing Inherently Dangerous or Unhealthy About Gluten-Free Diets

After my last quick post on the gluten-detecting device with no peer-reviewed science to back it, I wanted to quickly write about the other side of gluten-free diets as well—specifically, that there’s nothing inherently dangerous or unhealthy about them. I wanted to write this because I’ve recently seen a deluge of articles about gluten-free diets leading […]

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How does caffeine affect climbing?

Caffeine and Climbing

I recently released the Official Supplement Guide for Caffeine, an in-depth look at how caffeine affects performance (its ergogenicity) as well as information on its mechanisms, side effects, and dosage. After I release these guides, however, I like to also release a more reader-friendly summary version where I highlight the information most climbers will find […]

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Webcast Update #3

One final update: Tom and I have successfully recorded the inaugural episode of the Climbing Science Cast (ClimbSciCast), and will release it for viewing/listening sometime next week! We have to upload and annotate the episode, and put up notes and references to go with it, but other than that we’re all set. The episode did […]

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