In today’s episode, we discuss weight cuts with Tony Ricci. Tony’s been working with combat athletes for over 20 years and has a unique combination of nutrition and strength experience that will help us learn how he approaches a scientific weight cut with his athletes.
Inside this Episode, we discuss:
- Using Bodyfat, hydration, BMR to plan
- Developing a plan of attack for making weight
- Organizing a training schedule
- Nutritional protocols
- The importance of nutritional density
- Nutrition software to help you track habits
- Fight week strategies
- Post weigh in hydration and fuel
Tony is an Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology and Metabolism at LIU in Brooklyn. He is a fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, serves on the Science Advisory Board for Dymatize Nutrition and the founder of Fightshape Int’l. He has trained in multidisciplinary fight sports for 38 years. Tony has been in fight performance coaching and nutrition for 21 years. He has worked with scores of professional fighters in his career including 9 top 10 ranked and 6 World Title holders in the UFC, Bellator, WBO, WSOF and PKA.
Follow Tony on Instagram @fightshape_ricci
Tune into his podcast on the FIGHTCAVE CHANNEL available on Itunes.