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ClimbSci is an evidence-based webcast covering scientific topics related to climbing and climbers, notably nutrition, training, recovery, and performance. Hosted by Brian Rigby (Climbing Nutrition), and Tom Herbert (usefulcoach).

ClimbSci - Better Climbing Through Science Tom Herbert & Brian Rigby

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    • 4.9, 51 Ratings

ClimbSci is an evidence-based webcast covering scientific topics related to climbing and climbers, notably nutrition, training, recovery, and performance. Hosted by Brian Rigby (Climbing Nutrition), and Tom Herbert (usefulcoach).

    Episode 12 - Q&A - 02

    Episode 12 - Q&A - 02

    A year since our last show, we decided to get together to answer a few questions... for nearly 4 hours.In true ClimbSci professionalism and polish, we aren't releasing this in two parts. So sit back, keep your eyes on the road (or whatever else you are doing) and enjoy the near endless rambling of Brian Rigby and Tom Herbert.If you have any questions you would like answered: climbsci@useful.coach

    • 3 hr 44 min
    Episode 11 - Fat Loss

    Episode 11 - Fat Loss

    A discussion on how to setup a diet and considerations for fat loss for climbers.

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 10.1 - Additional Comments

    Episode 10.1 - Additional Comments

    Additional comments to the previous Episode 10 - Climbing Nutrition Priorities. Specifically addressing healthy body fat percentages for women.

    • 22 min
    Episode 10 - Climbing Nutrition Priorities

    Episode 10 - Climbing Nutrition Priorities

    A discussion on how to structure your climbing nutrition practice to achieve the best outcome. http://climbsci.com/cast/10-climbing-nutrition-priorities/

    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 09 - The Ketogenic Diet

    Episode 09 - The Ketogenic Diet

    Discussing the ketogenic diet. Heavy on the background biochemistry, and discussing performance pros and cons for climbers.Show note: http://climbsci.com/cast/09-ketogenic-diet/

    • 2 hr 13 min
    Episode 08 - Q&A - 01

    Episode 08 - Q&A - 01

    In our first listener Q&A episode we answer listener questions on:How long is the protein intake window for muscle protein synthesis, and are high protein diets dangerous?Can training your legs influence the conditioning of your arms, and is consuming collagen beneficial?What is better, frequent short sessions or longer more exhausting sessions?Is metabolic damage after dieting a reality, and what do we eat as nutritionists on a weekly basis.What are adaptogens, and can ashwagandha improve performance?Are high dose antioxidants harmful?---For show notes and references: http://climbsci.com/cast/08-qa/

    • 2 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Andrew vvtgasafhi ,

Best quality nutrition show

I’m not a climber, but found your podcast through the trainer road forums. This is the most informative nutrition show I’ve found. Glad to see you’re back

JNLandis ,

High quality, scientifically strong advice

While the shows can sometimes feel like I’m back in a university lecture again, they are extremely informative, comprehensive, and well researched. Many people giving advice on the internet take one or two studies and base their opinions off of that. These guys understand how the balance of evidence in the entire field leads us to more nuanced and durable recommendations.

also trying to be helpful ,

Listen more than once

I love this podcast. Wish it came out more frequently! I have listened to all the episodes at least twice and still find myself going back and reviewing specific content. With all the misinformation out there, it's great to have a resource to refer to, and to refer my friends to. Working at a climbing gym, we get a lot of questions about how to fuel, when, how much, etc, and I see a lot of practices that don't make much sense scientifically and really set climbers back in attaining their goals. Please keep up the great work! I think the format is fine (and entertaining), but some high-level timecoding in the show notes would help in navigating episodes (even in 15-20 min increments, or hour 1, hour 2).

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