Michael Quintero is a sports nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach in the Los Angeles area. He has an extreme passion for the combat sports, and all related aspects—sports nutrition, physical conditioning and psychology. He believes unarmed combat is the highest pure form of testing and overcoming one’s physical and psychological limits. And in doing so a mental, emotional and spiritual transformation occurs that transcends to all aspects of life.
Through a decade of dedicated study and research, he has built a solid base of fundamental scientific knowledge. Over the years, he has combined this foundation with years of personal experience in high-level competition and coaching. Michael is now focused in meshing these two pillars of growing knowledge and hard-earned experience together for the next generation. Through consulting services, educational books, products and software applications he is committed to helping competition focused combat athletes reach their highest potential.
Education, Credentials and Experience:
Masters in Nutrition (SDSU 2008)
Masters in Exercise Physiology (SDSU 2008)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS since 2011)
All DPD course work completed for Registered Dietitian (RD)/ will complete internship in 2018.
BJJ Black belt (12 combined gold and silver medals from all lower belt levels)
IBJJF Masters World Double Gold Champion (Ultra heavy and Absolute at Purple belt—Dec. 2013).
California State Amateur MMA Cruiserweight Champion (CAMO 12/12/14)
Currently is a Professional MMA fighter.
Currently is Strength and Conditioning Coach in Los Angeles, CA (Sityodtong USA and New Breed Academy)
Founder of TigerFit® LLC (Performance services and software applications for combat athletes of all levels.
Where to find Michael Quintero online
TigerFit: The Craft of Weight Cutting
by Michael Quintero
This mini-ebook covers the dangers, strategies and protocols for weight cutting for combat sports. Dehydration techniques, supplement use, and mindset struggle are all addressed. Also, comes with a supporting philosophical and psychological system for competitive combat athletes.
TigerFit: Combat Sports Nutrition
by Michael Quintero
This sports nutrition book covers the specific needs and strategies for competitive combat athletes. Athletes and coaches, from all levels, will learn how to optimally eat for performance, health and making weight. Covers: basic nutrition knowledge, menu planning, weight loss/ cutting, performance strategies, supplement use, and the mental game. Provides a philosophical support system as well.
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