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Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performanceby Matt Fitzgerald
Synopses & Reviews
Studies have shown that the majority of endurance athletes are concerned about their weight. They know that every extra pound costs time, wastes energy, stresses the body, and hurts performance.
Racing Weight is the first weight-loss program designed for endurance athletes. Using sound principles from sports science, Fitzgerald lays out 5 easy steps to help athletes zero in on their fastest weight. The Racing Weight plan reveals simple ways for athletes to improve diet, manage appetite, time meals and snacks, and adopt workouts that burn more calories. They lose weight safely, without hurting their training.
Fitzgerald simplifies good nutrition with his revolutionary Diet Quality Score system that makes calorie counting unnecessary. With snacks and meals from pro triathlete and dietician Pip Taylor, Racing Weight helps athletes improve the quality of their diet with food that tastes great. Fitzgerald also explains how to avoid the most common mistakes in training and embark on a strength-training program that works.
Racing Weight will help athletes close in on their performance goals while feeling—and looking—great.
The new edition features updates from the latest research in weight loss and endurance sports, new everyday recipes to satiate athletic appetites while restricting calories, new high-intensity workouts, new cases studies of elite athletes, more tips and practical ideas for putting the Racing Weight plan into action, and more on how to integrate training with nutrition.
Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance
A 6-Step Plan to a Leaner Body and Better Performance
Improve Your Diet Quality
Manage Your Appetite
Balance Your Energy Stores
Monitor Your Weight and Performance
Time Your Nutrition
Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. Racing Weight offers a proven weight management program exclusively designed for and endorsed by endurance athletes.
Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to get you lean for racing. You will find out how to avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep your optimal weight—and your best race—just out of reach.
The Racing Weight program gets you to your fastest weight with practical tools that deliver results:
• Diet Quality Score, a simple approach to better eating
• Racing Weight superfoods to boost your diet quality
• Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes
• Strength training for a leaner body in just 1 hour a week
Hit your target numbers on the stopwatch and on the scale with Racing Weight.
Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes.
Revealing new research and drawing from the best practices of elite athletes, coach and nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lays out six easy steps to help cyclists, triathletes, and runners lose weight without harming their training.
This comprehensive and science-based program shows athletes the best ways to lose weight and avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep new PRs out of reach.
The updated Racing Weight program helps athletes:
• Improve diet quality
• Manage appetite
• Balance energy sources
• Easily monitor weight and performance
• Time nutrition throughout the day
• Train to get—and stay—lean
Racing Weight offers practical tools to make weight-management easy. Fitzgeralds no-nonsense Diet Quality Score improves diet without counting calories. Racing Weight superfoods are diet foods high in the nutrients athletes need for training. Supplemental strength training workouts can accelerate changes in body composition. Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes reveal how the elites maintain an athletic diet while managing appetite.
Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. With Racing Weight, cyclists, triathletes, and runners have a simple program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.
About the Author
Matt Fitzgerald lives and trains in San Diego, California.
Table of Contents
1 Body Weight, Body Fat, and Endurance Performance
2 How to Determine Your Optimal Performance Weight
3 Tracking Your Progress
4 Seasonal Considerations
5 Sport-Specific Racing Weight Considerations
6 Guidelines for Beginners
7 Improving Your Diet Quality
8 Balancing Your Energy Sources
9 Nutrient Timing
10 Managing Your Appetite
11 Training for Racing Weight
12 What the Pros Eat
13 Endurance Fuel
14 The Role of Supplements
Appendix: Recommended Strength Exercises for Endurance Athletes
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