The Climbing Sports Nutritionist

Sports nutrition coaching for elite professional rock climbers, and aspiring astronauts! #rockandrocketfuel
Aidan Roberts, North Wales, 2021

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.

His conversation-led approach has seen him supporting over 165 clients from around the world with 1100 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.

Connect: @usefulcoach
Contact: coaching@useful.coach

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Climbing Sports Nutrition Coaching

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.

Please note I will be away for the whole of September. Please see below for my current available package time from 25 July to 31 August. You then have the option to continue coaching from October. Otherwise simply book for a start date from October. Any questions, just ask. Thanks!

Client Reviews

Just wanted to say thanks for your help with the project!

Hazel Findlay

I still hold that working with you for that period is one of the most valuable things I’ve done for health and climbing, as I’m a lot more confident that what I’m putting in my body is working for me in the best way possible.

Robbie Phillips, UK

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

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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.

ClimbSci Podcast

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.



Media Interviews

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: hello@useful.coach



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.

YouTube Channel: Wedge Climbing
Instagram: @wedge_climbing