If there is a polar opposite of "nutritionist," I'm it. I blank out immediately when talking the details of nutrition. Not so with our guest today, Neely Quinn. Neely is a nutritionist, climber, and host of the TrainingBeta podcast. I've known Neely for some time, but had never talked nutrition with her. She spoke at the recent ClimbStrong Coaching Conference, and I appreciated her simple take on how we should all be eating. I know some of you are like me, and this conversation may prove a little simpler to digest. Pun intended.
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Aicacia Young believes that health begins in the gut, and she LOVES to talk about it. So much so that it almost makes me excited to do the same. Almost.
Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, author, and founder of Skratch Labs. We sat down at Skratch headquarters in Boulder, CO for what might be the most fascinating and easily digestible (pun intended) look at nutrition and hydration ever recorded. Seriously.
The final episode with the Gnarly folks is one I had to talk them into. They wanted to educate, and I wanted to educate you all about what they have available. So we did both.
Part 2! In this episode Dr. Shannon O'Grady and I discuss the hot button topic of protein. Why do we need it, how much we need, and what's the best way to get it. Gnarly has both Vegan and Whey protein powders, and you can get 20% off by using the code POWERUP20 at checkout at www.gognarly.com
Some more nerdy talk for all of you training nerds out there. This time we go deep into the world of Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) with Dr. Shannon O'Grady, Ph.D., Director of Product at Gnarly Nutrition.
If you've been around climbing long enough, you know someone who has struggled with an eating disorder. As a coach, friend, and partner, I wanted to know more about the subject, how to recognize it, and what to do when confronted with it.
If there is a polar opposite of "nutritionist," I'm it. I blank out immediately when talking the details of nutrition. Not so with our guest today, Neely Quinn.
This review just might be the longest, most unscientific review of a product ever. It wasn't that I felt like I HAD to do it this way, it's that after I first used Skratch Labs products, they exploded onto the market and were a hot topic, so I knew my review would be lost in the shuffle.
I won't bore you with the details of why I haven't posted in two months. Instead, I'll just say that it's been an action packed start to the season and I'll update you shortly. For now, I'm going to hand over the writing reins to a lovely young lady by the name of Aicacia Young.
While I've not yet had the opportunity to read either of these books, I definitely plan to (and review them),but I wanted to give you guys and girls the heads up so that you can get your hands on them at the start of this training season.
Anonymous writes... How important do you think nutrition is when trying to improve/achieve new climbing goals? Did you give Taylor any advice along those lines? How strictly do you monitor your own diet?