Here at Crux Crush, we just love food. A big part of our weekly Ladies Night is that we cook for one another and enjoy a meal together after a night of climbing hard. But, with all the information that is available out there about what to eat, it can get really confusing (to eat gluten or not to eat gluten, etc, etc). On top of that, training for a sport adds another layer of complexity. Today we have a guest post from Chef, Nutritionist, and climber Lisa Caldwell who is going to help clear some things up for us about food. This is the beginning of a multi-part series on nutrition for climbers.
Climbing is a demanding sport on our bodies and on our minds. We want to be as light as a feather, climb all the rock in a single attempt with super human strength, see beta without tape, and not freak out when the brain spiders set in. We require strength, endurance, power, sustained energy, flexibility, and some level of insanity. So, how does nutrition factor into all of this? Today let’s start with a glossary of terms, so we’re all on the same page: