Nutrition for climbing

Nutrition for climbing

TV-nutritionist Chris Fenn heads up our 'Nutrition for climbing' section focusing on the short and long-term energy requirements of climbing, plus how to optimise your power to weight ratio which is not all about losing weight...

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Introduction to nutrition for climbers

Introduction to nutrition for climbers

by Chris Fenn

Chris Fenn is renowned in outdoor circles for her nutritional advice. Here she gives some general comments on why we eat and how to eat more healthily.

Fuelling for climbing - short term energy

Fuelling for climbing - short term energy

by Chris Fenn

Quick fix ideas for short term energy needs, the difference between good and bad sugars and the importance of fluid.

Fuelling for climbing - long term energy

Fuelling for climbing - long term energy

by Chris Fenn

This article looks at the role of carbohydrate before and during climbing, and gives a top tip for climbers who suffer from cold fingers and toes in winter.

Nutritional recovery for climbing - glycogen

Nutritional recovery for climbing - glycogen

by Chris Fenn

This article explains how poor recovery can affect performance and what are the best times, foods and quantities to eat in order to maximise recovery so that you can climb day after day.

Nutritional recovery for climbing - tissue

Nutritional recovery for climbing - tissue

by Chris Fenn

Climbing can be fatiguing. Help your muscles recover with attention to what and when you eat and drink.

Hydration and climbing

Hydration and climbing

by Chris Fenn

It's hot and you are planning to spend the whole day climbing - so how much fluid should you take with you? Also find out: why dehydration can slow you down, how your body keeps cool and how much water I recommend you drink.

Weight control for climbing

Weight control for climbing

by Chris Fenn

It helps to have a good power to weight ratio for climbing. This isn't just about losing weight, but about your body composition too. This article provides practical advice and suggestions to improve your diet.

Nutritional supplements for climbers

Nutritional supplements for climbers

by Chris Fenn

Almost £300 million a year is spent on vitamin, mineral and food supplements in the UK but are they necessary? This article studies; natural and unprocessed foods compared to pills and potions, which nutrients are particularly useful for climbers and tips on choosing multivitamin supplements.

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