I do mixed martial arts and am used to spending about 2-3 hours a day in training. On top of that, I do 2 kettlebell sessions and 2 days of cardio.
Or DID to be precise.
Broke my foot a couple of months back, and won't be cleared to train for another 2-3 months. I can, however, run, swim and do weights. I've been browsing the site and the routines I've found seem to focus on relatively short periods in the gym. I'm assuming we could go beyond the traditional routines that seem to be catered to people who do not have the luxury of training all day, sleeping as much as they want and having the convenience to eat exactly what they need to, when they need to.
My questions are...
a) Given 12 hours a day available to train (uni holidays), is there a maximum OPTIMAL training load one could take on (weights + cardio) that goes beyond the traditional routines? I'm looking to cut 17lbs of fat in 8 weeks (currently 209lbs, ~22% bf).
I'm somewhat limited in my ability to do Crossfit/P90X since I can't do jumping exercises or too much sprinting. I'm still wondering if I should modify that, or if we could do EVEN better.
b) Is there a supplementation regime that may assist with that? (I'm primarily thinking of recovery to accomodate the increased intensity) (I'm thinking Glutamine, Omega-3 and GPLC?)
Appreciate your input. Cheers!