Tom Herbert is a leading climbing sport nutrition coach, facilitator and mindsetter. Supporting international world-class professional rock climbers and aspiring climbing athletes with climbing diet and nutrition coaching and much more.
Since 2020, his conversation-led approach has seen him supporting over 163 clients with 1096 hours of coaching calls. From absolute beginners to some of the best climbers in the world such as Hazel Findlay, Aidan Roberts, and Robbie Phillips.
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Personal not PDFs. Online bespoke nutrition coaching for rock climbers and mixed sport athletes. Nutrition and supplementation guidance and programming to support improved training volume, recovery, and performance output. Focused periodised programming for fat loss, injury recovery, and lean weight maintenance. All coaching is available with documentation and support provided entirely online.
Coaching not consultations. Coaching support is limited only by the package duration and coaching hours. Daily messaging access and unlimited video calls available. You are paying for a coach, not a meal plan.
Coaching start dates available from May 2022 onwards. But please indicate on the application your desired start date, as earlier starting slots may become available.
Tom had me eating more and I started seeing improvements in my lifts! I barely had any aches and DOMs after a big session, and I was hitting PBs every other week. I also broke through a 3 year climbing plateau and felt that this was the strongest I'd ever been.Lauren, UK
10/10 would recommend Tom to anyone, especially women who need some help getting beyond their undereating tendencies!Erin, USA
Even though I'm in the mid of a training cycle and the diet I'm still going to go and try a V11 tomorrow. Season is not on yet either but I'm feeling so good on the wall at the moment that I want go see how that feels.Juha, Finland
The most amazing part was that dieting with you felt super easy, generally diet always feels hard! I did surprise myself of how easy it was. I’m 100% coming back when my goals change in the future.Gabriel, UK
Climbers Tom has worked with previously or currently still does…
Aidan Roberts, Anoushé Husain, Buster Martin, Fedir Samoilov, Hazel Findlay, Hamish Mcarthur, Jennifer Wood, Joanna Neame, Kenneth Ellacott, Kyle Long, Leanora Volpe, Louis Parkinson, Luke Smith, Matt Cousins, Max Milne, Mischa Hawker-Yates, Robbie Phillips, Shaina Savoy
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The Embodied Climbing Performance Toolkit
Maximal performance happens when you are not closed and guarding, but open and able to respond immediately to the demands placed upon you. Your nervous system underlies this all, controlling what you can and cannot do.
Catalyst Online Coach
Tom Herbert is a member of the Catalyst Online Coaching Team alongside Louis Parkinson, Neil Gresham, Hazel Findlay, and Christiano Costa. The Catalyst Online membership provides ongoing access to masterclasses, live coaching Q&As, and Discord consultations with the entire coaching squad.
Though available for general climbing nutrition support and Q&A, direct climbing nutrition coaching is provided through usefulcoach alone.
Visit Catalyst Online for more information on membership.
Launched in 2017, and hosted by Tom Herbert (usefulcoach), and Brian Rigby (Climbing Nutrition), ClimbSci is an evidence-based webcast covering scientific topics related to climbing and climbers, notably nutrition, training, recovery, and performance.
Though new episode releases are currently on pause, the primary climbing nutrition episodes covering protein, carbohydrate, and fat are excellent resources for the background science and practical intake recommendations.
Search for “ClimbSci” in your podcast software, or visit ClimbSci - Better Climbing Through Science to subscribe.
- Catalyst Climbing Youtube - Nutrition for Climbing | with Tom Herbert
- The Nugget Climbing Podcast - Tom Herbert (Part 1) - Eating More to Train Harder, Protein Synthesis, and Carbohydrate Timing
- The Nugget Climbing Podcast - Tom Herbert (Part 2) - How to Relax to Improve your Passat Reserves, and Tom’s Life Story
- The Curious Climber Podcast - Tom Herbert: Being Useful
- In The Flow Nutrition Podcast - Performance Nutrition Perspectives for Climbers and Beyond with Tom Herbert
- Andrew MacFarlane Youtube - Climber Nutrition - Optimise Your Training
- Andrew MacFarlane Youtube - Nutrition And Supplementation For Climbers
- Andrew MacFarlane Youtube - I Trained Like A Pro Climber For 1 Month
If you host a podcast, Youtube channel, coaching platform, organise workshops or events, and are in interested in inviting Tom Herbert to chat or present on any aspect of climbing nutrition and/or climbing nutrition coaching, do reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wedge Climbing Channel
Wedge Climbing is a UK climbing media channel launched by Sam Lawson, featuring climbing and bouldering content from around the UK and further afield.