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).


Video: YouTube
Audio: iTunes / SoundCloud / RSS

  • Jun 22, 2017: Episode 02 - Carbohydrate

    Discussing the science of carbohydrate requirements for climbers. Why dietary carbohydrate is essential for optimising training, performance, and recovery.

  • Mar 29, 2017: Episode 01 - Protein

    Discussing the science of protein requirements for climbers. Optimising meals, timing, training support, supplementation, and more.


Brian Rigby

Brian Rigby is a climber, sports nutritionist, and writer; he’s not so bad at handstands, either. He is the author behind Climbing Nutrition, a blog that aims to improve climbers’ understanding of how nutrition affects performance and help them climb better. Brian lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two dogs, has a master of science in applied clinical nutrition, and is a certified (CISSN) sports nutritionist through the International Society for Sports Nutrition.

Climbing Nutrition / fb:climbingnutrition

Tom Herbert

Tom Herbert (aka “usefulcoach”) when not working full-time as a GNU/Linux System Administrator, works “full-time” as a freelance movement, mindset, strength and conditioning coach, “Be Activated” muscle activation practioner, and performance and change nutritionist certified (CISSN) through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Based in London UK, Tom has worked with a number of Team GB climbers, and enjoys bouldering, long walks, longer sentences, and is a serial user of the Oxford comma.

usefulcoach / fb:usefulcoach / @usefulcoach