Ive been grappling for about 3 years now and Ive now turned my attention to stand up fighting to get myself ready for mma. My bf% is around 16-17 and im looking to cut around 20-30 lbs, i weigh 215 right now.
My question is about what kind of cardio routine I should get into. I'm kickboxing 2-3 times a week and 2-3 other days I perform weight training/kettlebell training. All of the sessions occur at night with the exception of one early kettlebell training on wednesdays.
I want to drop this fat the problem is twofold. Im not sure if I adopt HIIT cardio in the mornings I'll be able to properly recover for my evening sessions or stay free of total lethargy. However, if I adopt a more traditional 45-60 min SLD running 4-6 days a week I feel like I'm training the wrong kind of cardio (i.e. slow twitch rather than fast twitch muscle fibers). Also, Im worried the heavy amounts of running would wear on my knees.
I was thinking about maybe doing 20-30 minute sessions of interval training; however, instead of running maybe some calisthenics and some jump rope.
Please let me know if anybody is familiar with some kind of routine like this and maybe if they have had some kind of experience cutting weight while fighting.
Thanks a lot