Article

UFC FIT: Making Weight with Ryan Jimmo

Saturday night, Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo faces off against fellow slugger Igor Pokrajac on the main card on UFC 161 in Winnipeg. Here, Jimmo tells UFC 360 how he makes his target weight in eight weeks.
Off-season eating habits: “I’ll start making healthier choices for the first two or three weeks. After that, I start keeping track of how many cheat meals I’m eating each week and lowering that number—from seven to five to three and so on.

"Then about six weeks before a fight, I start to count calories and create a lot of little paradigm shifts in my diet, which includes gradually reducing how many calories I’m eating. In that final week, I’ll only eat between 1,500 to 2,000 a day, depending
on what my energy needs are each day.”

Post-fight eating habits: “When I’m three or four months from a fight, I usually put on a few pounds and might weigh around 235 on average, but I’ve been as heavy as 247 pounds.”

Toughest foods to give up: “I go through all these phases where I may like pizza for a while or ice cream, but McDonald’s Sausage McMuffin is a constant when I want to eat something bad. There have been times where I’ve been up at 2:00 in the morning and thought to myself, ‘If I stay up for three more hours, I can get there when they open at five.’ I swear, I’m that bad with them.”

His secret weapon: “I have to eat almost like a bodybuilder, although I tend to eat a few more carbs. But I tend to look at everything I eat as a source of something—protein, carbs, fats, etc. So instead of choosing something to eat because I’m in the mood for a particular food, I’ll pick most of what I eat based on how much energy they give me, how they may help burn fat, or how they may build muscle.”

This article originally appeared in UFC 360, the official magazine of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Click here to subscribe to the print or digital editions.

Medios

Reciente
Después de la muerte de su padre, el contendiente de TUF 19 Anton Berzin ve la vida de otra manera. El peleador de Filadelfia sabe que tiene que proveer para su familia y pelea para eso.
abr 16, 2014
Ve las extraodinarias vidas y los campos de entrenamiento de seis de los peleadores más grandes en UFC camino al octágono:Werdum vs. Browne. Ve el episodio el sábado a las 5 PM ET en FOX.
abr 8, 2014
Jake Ellenberger llegó a su pelea con Nate Marquardt con una racha de siete victorias. Ve si Jake "The Juggernuaut" puede continuar con su buena racha en UFC 158.
abr 11, 2014
Los entrendaores de The Ultimate Fighter Patrick Cote y Kyle Noke se pesaron hoy, y la guerra de palabras continúa entre Michael Bisping y Tim Kennedy.
abr 15, 2014