Originally Posted by Nate_Deezy
Well my cardio is pretty decent for a bigger guy. I'm not like enormously fat or anything....everyone tells me I don't look 225, and I hang out with some serious ass hole friends lol so they would tell me if I did. I can jog for an hour at a time most days, but I just kinda wanted to use this to get that initial few pounds off. Would you reccomend it? I want to have my first fight by the end of the year, and I want it to be at 170. I know I can do it because last time I dieted and exercised, I lost 55 pounds in 4 months, and did it in a healthy way. I just kinda wanted to speed up the process so I can perform better in my Jiu-Jitsu/ Muay Thai classes.
It's not really worth using the sauna suit until you get down to actually cutting water weight for the fight. So once you cut bodyfat and get your weight down to say around 185 then you would use the sauna suit to cut down to 170 by cutting water weight a day or two before the fight.
Instead of jogging do sprint intervals when you can. Go for something like five to ten 100 yard full blown sprints. Run like you just got caught boning the police chief's daughter or like your chasing the guy that stole your car stereo. Even though it will only take 20 minutes or a half an hour, you will actually burn more calories than the hour of jogging because of the HIIT's fat oxidation effects (I have a study around here somewhere if you're interested). Also it will help more for your in fight cardio.
Still run for distance some but start building the sprints in there as you can. Naturally you can't do them every day because your legs just won't be up to it but twice a week would be a good start.