Not Sure Where to Start? Begin Here!

by Brian Rigby, MS, CISSN


Start here to improve your climbing nutrition!

If you’re new to the idea of sports nutrition—tweaking your diet in order to improve sports performance—then the following articles are a great place to start. While nearly everything on this site is written to help you improve your diet and climbing, these articles offer direct advice on some basic topics such as protein intake, carbohydrates vs. fats, and supplements.

The Protein Series

The 3-part protein series examines exactly how much protein you need as well as timing.

Carbohydrates & Fats

Carbohydrates and fats each have an important place in the diet, but that doesn’t mean they’re equally capable of powering high-intensity climbing. Learn which fuel is likely to give you a boost.


Not all supplements are worth taking, but some are definitely helpful to climbers. Climbing Nutrition covers many supplements in-depth with supplement guides, but if you’re not ready to read through those then these easier-to-read summaries are perfect.