UFC® names Lumen® the official metabolic tracker of the UFC Performance Institute
SAN FRANCISCO & LAS VEGAS – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – UFC®, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, has named Lumen® the Official metabolic tracker from the UFC Performance Institute®. To kick off the new partnership, some UFC athletes will be using Lumen as a tool to optimize their performance under the guidance of the UFC Performance Institute (UFC PI) nutrition team. These athletes will have access to real-time metabolic data to help them improve their nutrition, performance and body composition by optimizing their metabolic health and flexibility.
“UFC PI strives to help athletes fuel their bodies to achieve championship performance while maintaining optimal health, while meeting the weight management requirements of mixed martial arts,” said Clint Wattenberg, UFC PI performance nutrition director. “Metabolic health and metabolic flexibility are key to meeting these challenges, and Lumen provides us with real-time information to optimize all of these priorities simultaneously. ”
Lumen is a device that measures metabolism through a single breath. Based on the CO2 exhaled in the device, Lumen can tell you what fuel your body uses for energy – carbohydrates or fat. Lumen supports metabolic flexibility, a measure used to determine how efficiently your body is able to switch between these fuel sources.
“We are proud to collaborate on a project that unlocks the potential of data-driven performance and personalized nutrition. We will continue to adapt Lumen’s metabolic technology to the inspiring goals of UFC athletes and coaches, ”said Daniel Tal Mor, co-founder and CEO of Lumen.
As the fighters prepare UFC® 264: POIRIER against MCGREGOR 3, their training teams will implement innovative technology to effectively power athletes in transition to the weight reduction phase. Athletes like Dustin Poirier, the current lightweight contender in the UFC, who are looking to gain weight, will be able to see their metabolism turn into burning fat for fuel after intense conditioning and training, allowing them to optimize their training. to better target body composition.
Poirier said: “Lumen has changed the way I train for fight week. It provides post workout feedback to see if I pushed hard enough to start burning fat. Lumen also provides nutritional information to help me eat the right foods to perform at my best while gaining weight more effectively.
UFC PI experts are leading the initiative to optimize health and nutrition with the benefits of metabolic flexibility in mind. As a key factor in achieving these goals, UFC PI staff will use Lumen Teams, a professional platform that provides access to athletes’ daily metabolic progress and insights through metrics focused on metabolic health and fitness. fuel selection.
Lumen will provide the metabolic data to UFC athletes to make data-driven decisions about how they fuel their performance in real time, anywhere.
Lumen helps people improve their health and fitness through cutting edge technology in personalized nutrition and metabolism. Designed and engineered by twin sisters, doctors of physiology and Ironman laureates, Lumen harnesses the power of our breathing to measure metabolism, which is closely related to weight management, fitness and health. . The Lumen device measures metabolism in one breath, in less than a minute, which was previously only possible with a one-hour lab test. In collaboration with San Francisco State University, Lumen has been published and peer reviewed for an ongoing study launched in 2020, which shows the validity of Lumen® for detecting changes in metabolic fuel utilization of ‘comparable to a standard laboratory metabolic cart, providing the ability to obtain real-time metabolic information for users under all circumstances.
UFC® is the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, with over 625 million fans and 155 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events each year in some of the world’s most prestigious arenas, while broadcasting to approximately 900 million TV households in more than 175 countries. The UFC athlete roster includes the world’s top MMA athletes representing more than 70 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading combat sports streaming services. UFC is owned by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information visit UFC.com and follow the UFC on Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok: @UFC.