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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.

Protein Is Dangerous… But Only If You Have Certain Diseases

Last week, a female bodybuilder from Australia (Meegan Hefford) died from what nearly every news outlet has called “too much protein” (or something along those lines). There’s a ton of stories out there, here’s just one. Buried within these stories is the true nature of Hefford’s untimely death: a urea cycle disorder, a metabolic disease […]

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Is protein effective?

Is Protein Supplementation Effective? AKA, “How Much Protein Do You Need?”

I recently came across a column in the American College of Sports Medicine’s news bulletin titled “Active Voice: Protein Supplementation to Enhance Adaptations to Resistance Exercise Training – Not Supported by Scientific Evidence!” In the column, the authors argue that “if a well-balanced diet is consumed, the adaptations of resistance exercise training will not be […]

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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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