FPP Episode 13: Danny Lennon – Inside the weight cut

Fighters Performance Podcast
Weight Cut

Guest Bio

Danny is the founder of Sigma Nutrition. In the past, he has worked as a nutrition practitioner with a wide variety of clients. He became well known for his role as a performance nutritionist to professional mixed martial artists & boxers.

Widely known for hosting the top-ranked podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio, Danny is also a respected educator in the field.

He has a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences from University College Cork. In addition to that research, Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in Biology and Physics Education and spent a year teaching these subjects.

He is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and also a competitive powerlifter.

In this episode we discuss…

  • Danny’s background working with fight athletes
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Prerequisites of making weight
  • Phases of cutting weight
  • Chronic weight loss (Diet) vs acute weight loss (Weight Cut)
  • Body water, glycogen, gut residue
  • Optimum body fat for your weight category
  • Refuelling after weigh-in
  • Factors that will affect your weight cut
  • Dangers of weight cuts
  • Stories of nightmare weight cuts

Links and Resources

Instagram: @dannylennon_sigma
Twitter @nutritiondanny

Sigma Nutrition Facebook
Sigma Nutrition Website
Sigma Nutrition Podcast
Weight Cut Manual for Fighters

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