Climbing Nutrition 101

by Brian Rigby, MS, CISSN


Climbing Nutrition 101

I’m going to keep this short.

I’ve been mulling over a change to my current business “Boulder’s Elite Sports Nutrition, LLC” to focus exclusively on the athletes I most enjoy helping (and whom I understand most well): climbers. Right now, that change means dedicating a site to the dissemination of sports nutrition advice for rock climbing and then seeing where I should take it next.

The first topic I’m likely to focus heavily on is sports supplements because I’m just now beginning a book on the topic (tentatively titled “Sports Supplements for Rock Climbing”—sexy). I’m starting here because…

  1. There’s a lot of misinformation out there.
  2. There’s plenty of empirical data to draw solid conclusions from.
  3. It’s less subject to personal custom and preference than diet.

will address diet and all the topics under that umbrella in the future, I’m just not starting there. Most likely, I’ll intersperse my posts on supplements with dietary topics as either my whim takes me or as someone suggests to me.

Speaking of suggestions, I’m open to them—not just suggestions for posts, but site design, possible features, or whatever. You can use the contact form below, or on the about page, or wherever else you find one.

That’s all for now. I have a post on beta-alanine to begin…

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