This is my first post on T-Nation. (I have been lurking for a while, so much to read and learn)
I am training for an upcoming full contact lei tai fight in maryland July 28th. Me and the two other fighters from my school started training 8 weeks out, and now that I have only about 4 weeks left to train, I need to start watching my weight so I can make a certain class.
We train on average 3 hours a day, 6 days a week. Mostly heavy cardio and sparring, techniques, etc. I also hit the gym 3x a week doing Rippetoes.
Thing is that I am naturally skinny and have been cramming my face with (clean) food just to maintain my weight. I am 6’2, 173lbs, 18yrs old. I would say my bf% is around 10-12%, roughly.
As much as I don’t want to lose get any skinnier, I have to lose weight to at least 167lbs to make weight, as the other two fighters will be in the 2 weights above me as I am the lightest to start with.
So I am asking for recommendations as to what supplements and nutrition advice you all can give me regarding dropping a few excess pounds of fat while retaining the muscle that I have worked very hard for.