10. Nov

2016

Podcast with Danny Lennon

Danny Lennon is the founder of Sigma Nutrition & Performance, a company that provides evidence-based information and advice through media content and an online coaching service. Danny hosts the top-ranked podcast Sigma Nutrition Radio.
Danny has a formal scientific background in academia, completing a master’s degree (MSc.) in Nutritional Sciences at University College Cork. During this time Danny researched directly under the world-renowned researcher Professor Kevin Cashman.
In addition to that research, Danny took classes in biochemistry, clinical nutrition, micronutrient interactions and physiology. Previous to this Danny also completed a BSc. Degree in biology and physics education and spent a year teaching these subjects.
As well as producing media content, Danny also works as a performance nutritionist to professional MMA fighters, professional boxers and competitive powerlifters. He has consulted several teams in a number of sports. 
Outside of the nutrition world, Danny is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt, raw powerlifter and a life-long Arsenal fan.

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In this podcast, Danny and I discussed nutrition for combat sports. Some of the things we discuss are:

1. What are the fundamentals of nutrition that combat sport athletes should focus on? 

2. How should fighter’s loss fat without it affecting performance?

3. Are there any supplements that in particular can be beneficial for fighters?

4. How should you properly cut weight for a fight?

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About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.