Climbing Nutrition Coaching

Bespoke weight-sensitive nutrition coaching for climbers looking to maximise climbing performance, training output, and recovery whilst minimising muscle weight gain.

Successful climbing performance is ultimately the product of progressive training, recovery, physical conditioning, and mindset.

Due to the weight sensitivity of climbing, eating habits are often influenced by the desire to stay as lean as possible, often impacting training output, recovery and performance on the day.

Climbers are often unaware of how powerful they could feel if they ate appropriately for their sport, not spending the majority of their time avoiding certain foods (e.g. carbohydrate) and / or chronically chasing weight-loss.

Fat-loss and performance gains are not mutually exclusive goals, and can be achieved with the right nutrition strategies.

Perodised context specific sports nutrition is effective, and enables you lower fat mass, train harder, recover better, and perform at your very peak.

  • The fastest fat-loss with least performance impact
  • Augmenting endurance, strength, power training blocks
  • Augmenting finger training adaptations
  • Competition prep and event feeding strategies
  • Supplementation guidance
  • Speeding up injury recovery
  • Overreaching stratergies and fatique recovery
  • Transitioning from previous diets (LCHF / Keto)
  • Supporting Lattice Training programming

If you have the will and dedication, I am able to help you get into the best shape of your life, lowering your body-fat whilst improving your health, training output, recovery and performance on the wall.

If you are interested in chatting about how I could help you, contact me on: tom@useful.coach

Dependable Professional Experience

  • Accredited Anti-Doping Advisor (UKAD)
  • Certified: International Society of Sports Nutrition (CISSN)
  • Currently work with a handful of professional Team GB climbers and paraclimbers, providing nutrition coaching during the off-season, competition preparation, isolation feeding strategies, and have been consultated within hours of competing in the Bouldering World Championships.
  • Working with paraclimber who is managing Ehlers–Danlos syndromes (EDS), Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), using gluten-free, FODMAP and higher sodium diet to best support her climbing performance and recovery.
  • Co-host the ClimbSci Podcast - Better Climbing Through Science with Brian Rigby (Climbing Nutrition), which can be found on iTunes and other podcast software.

Notable Athletes

Climbing Nutrition Coaching (12 weeks)

£300.00 / 12 Weeks

12 weeks (minimum) completely bespoke periodised climbing nutrition coaching.

You are paying for a dedicated personal nutrition coach to support, advise and guide you each week towards your climbing and body-composition goals. International clients welcome, programming and support are provided remotely.

Included with program:

  • Food journal evaluation and nutrition report
  • Context specific perodised meal guidance and nutrition targets
  • Context specific perodised supplementation recommendations
  • Slack.com account for direct correspondence
  • Body-composition tracking and graphing
  • Nutrition tracking web / mobile app

During our initial meeting (online or in-person) we discuss your goals, concerns, eating habits, training and schedule. You keep a food journal of your typical week, and we chat again to look over your nutrition report, and discuss my initial recommendations.

Going forward, I have no bias towards any particular diet strategy, but work with you to establish the most effective means of maintaining progress towards improved health, performance, and your target body-composition goals.

I am with you the whole way through the process, continually looking over your nutrition tracking, body-composition data, and communicating with you directly. You have direct access to me to ask anything during the program. My coaching is completely bespoke, you are not simply buying templated meal plans, macronutrient targets, and left alone to figure it out yourself. You are paying for a coach.

I take into account your current health, lifestyle, food choices, and eating habits, helping you get the most out of your training and climbing often simply by adjusting what you already do habitually.

Life is chaotic and I want to help you reach your goals with the most achievable effort and time efficiency on your part.

If you are interested in chatting about how I could help you, contact me on: tom@useful.coach

Climbing Nutrition Coaching (Redux)

£100.00 / 6 Weeks

Following on from an initial coaching above, programming and support can continue in repeating 6 week blocks as a means to adjust or change strategy.

This is ideal if you are moving from one training block to another (e.g. strength phase to competition preparation phase), or having reached a specific focused goal (e.g. fat loss), and are now wanting to switch direction (e.g. maximal training and performance output).

Nutrition Consultation

£50.00 / 1 Hour

For those who are NOT existing coaching clients; if you would like an hour of my time to ask me about anything nutrition related, please contact me. Happy to chat over the phone, or video call.

For existing coaching clients, consultation is included in your package.

If you are interested in chatting about how I could help you, contact me on: tom@useful.coach