For proper pre-climb nutrition, you should first determine the intensity and duration of your climb. Going on a short and high intensity climb will require you to fuel your energy stores with simple sugars. Have a banana to get enough carbs and electrolytes!
If you are going on a longer and lower intensity climb, you will need long-lasting energy from complex carbohydrates. We recommend our Naak ULTRA Energy Waffles or Energy Bars, formulated with the ideal 4:1 carbs:protein ratio, 30 minutes before a climb!
Remember to bring light-weight and easy-to-pack snacks that will provide the energy you need on your climb! During a low intensity climb, target 30-60g of carbs or 200 calories every hour. For more intense climbs, target 80-100g of carbs every hour. Time to reach for an ULTRA Energy Bar or ULTRA Energy Waffle!
Hydration is also an important key when you are climbing! Remember to drink every 30 minutes to avoid dehydration.
Post-climb, reward yourself with some carbs and lots of protein to optimize recovery from your climbing session. Target 25-30 grams of protein to rebuild the tear and strain on your muscle tissue. This is when our ULTRA Recovery Protein Powder comes in! With 24g of either plant-based or cricket-based protein and 4g of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), your muscles will recover quickly and efficiently.
Don’t forget to rehydrate by drinking 500mL of water every hour after your climb to top off your recovery.