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The Ultimate Science Based Guide to Cutting Weight for Combat Sports

Do you want to take the uncertainty out of your diet and weight-cutting strategy?

Whether you’re a seasoned sports nutritionist or a dedicated combat sports athlete, we know you care deeply about planning for every little detail that can help your performance or those of your athletes.

You already put hours and hours of dedicated time into this.

And you try to do everything in your power to make sure you perfect your plans when it comes to diet, managing body composition, and setting up successful weight cuts.

But do you ever:

  • Find that your weight cut results can vary or seem unpredictable?
  • Feel you’re missing some crucial details when it comes to the practical specifics?
  • Wonder what tactics are legit and which are just folklore?

Well now there is a resource to help you finally rid yourself of any uncertainty or doubt when it comes to setting up successful diet and weight cut strategies…

Making Weight: The Ultimate Science-based Guide to Cutting Weight for Combat Sports.

Written by renowned combat sports dietitian Jordan Sullivan, and nutrition science expert Danny Lennon, Making Weight is the definitive textbook on cutting weight for combat sports.

The authors draw on years of experience working with a large number combat athletes, including several of the very best fighters in the world right now.

And this experience is built on top of a deep knowledge of the latest research in sports nutrition and physiology, to bring you a step-by-step plan for optimizing your weight-cutting process.

Making Weight goes beyond just cutting weight though; it covers everything you need to know about nutrition.

From determining your ideal weight class to managing body composition to implementing the most effective strategies for cutting weight, it covers it all.

There are also real-world case studies of the diets and strategies of some of the best athletes in the world.

You’ll see clear examples for a range of competition types; from pro MMA fights to amateur bouts with same-day weigh-ins to BJJ tournaments.

This is the textbook that will put combat sports nutritionists/dietitians ahead of the rest.

Learn How To…

  • Customize your own weight cutting plan
  • Set-up your diet so that you perform at your best in every training session
  • Design your pre- and post-training meals to maximize your recovery
  • Decide on which weight class is right for you
  • Make weight without using ineffective, unscientific fads
  • Rehydrate and refuel optimally after your weigh-in

Making Weight is the ultimate resource for nutritionists, coaches and athletes involved in combat sports, who want to master their nutrition, optimize their weight cutting process and perform at their best.

With this book, you’ll have the knowledge and tools to plan and execute elite-level sports nutrition principles, and reliable, effective weight cuts, time after time.

Say goodbye to uncertainty in planning weight cuts, stressful weigh-ins, and counterproductive diets.

It’s time to make weight, with science!

What People Are Saying

Jordi is a master of his craft! I trust his numbers and stats on me that he's gathered over the years. And I'm just happy to be where I'm at. I feel good. I feel really good."

Israel Adesanya

2x UFC Middleweight Champion

I don't have to worry about it [dieting]. I know exactly what he's giving me is good for my weight cut, because he knows better than me. And the food tastes great!

Alex Volkanovski

UFC Featherweight Champion

When it comes to explaining an evidence-informed approach to weight cutting, Danny & Jordi are some of the very best in the world. That's why I recruited them to serve on an expert committee for weight cutting for the Sports Nutrition Association.

Alex Thomas

President of Sports Nutrition Association (SNA)

Danny Lennon has been killing it for years with the Sigma Nutrition podcast. He shares so much high quality, evidence-based advice. And, back when I ran Precision Nutrition, it was a staple listen for many of our team members.”

John Berardi, PhD

co-founder Precision Nutrition

"This is a world-class resource that anyone serious about learning more about weight-cutting should have."

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Want an alternative retailer? You can find the book on various other retailers such as Barnes & Noble or (Australia & NZ)

Note: This is a physical textbook. It is not available as an ebook.