How hard will it be for me to cut 20 pounds?
I have an opportunity for my first kickboxing fight but would have to drop 20 pounds to do it. Have to commit now, but the fight isn't for 4 months. I know it will vary a lot depending on the person, but can someone give me some ideas on how hard it will be to lose this weight and how much it might weaken my performance?
I'm 6' tall and weigh 190 right now. I need to weigh in at 170. My current routine is to train 5 days per week for about 2 hours per day. I'm currently eating probably around 75% healthy meals, 25% fast food and junk. I'm 35 years old if that makes a difference. I dont know my body fat percentage. I have a flat stomach. No six pack showing normally, slight hints of a six pack when I flex. I look fairly average. Not skinny but not overweight. Not much muscle definition but no flab hanging off either.
Last year I was working out the same amount, but probably with more intensity. I was eating healthy food only, but as much of it as I wanted. After a couple months of this I weighted 179. That's the lightest I've been since I was a kid. I started eating more junk food and I'm now back up to 190.
If I clean up my eating I think I could fairly easily be at 180 in two months or less. But I wouldn't have a lot of fat left to lose. I'm worried about how hard that last 10 pounds will be.
Any advice? Think I can pull down to 170 and still have the energy to fight?