Host Matt Culley is joined by Tony Ricci, Sr. Nutritionist for Pfizer Inc and elite Performance Coach. Tony trains top MMA fighters including Chris Weidman and Heather Hardy. He is a professor in the Department of Sports Sciences at Long Island University in Brooklyn NY and has over 20 years of experience with boxers and MMA athletes. Tony is a former competitive Olympic lifter, Mr. Eastern USA bodybuilding champion, and holds Black Belts in multiple combat disciplines. He has trained thousands with objectives ranging from improved fitness to Olympic competition, including professionals in ballet, figure skating, US cycling, modeling, fitness competition, swimming, football, bodybuilding, powerlifting, baseball, boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts.
In this episode, Tony explains the importance of hydration, methods for making weight, and how the body interprets diets.
Chris Algieri, professional boxer (21-3) and Performance Nutrition Coach, calls in with his nutrition tips.
Kyle Antonelli, NewYorkFighting.com editor, fills us in with MMA news.
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