"A 5-step plan to optimal body composition and better performance. "If you're like most endurance athletes, you're concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound you carry costs time, wastes energy, stresses your joints, and hurts your performance.
"Racing Weight" is the first book to explain how endurance athletes--runners, cyclists, triathletes, cross-country skiers, rowers, or swimmers--should lose weight. Using sound scientific principles gleaned from the latest sports research, Matt Fitzgerald lays out 5 easy steps to get lean for races and events. His guidelines will help you hit your target numbers for weight, body composition, and performance, while maintaining your strength and conditioning.
Fitzgerald makes good nutrition simple with 21 great recipes from pro triathlete and dietician Pip Taylor, and a look at the diets of 14 elite professional athletes. He explains how to avoid the most common mistakes in training and embark on a strength-training program that works.
The Racing Weight plan will help you close in on your performance goals while feeling--and looking--great.
Matt Fitzgerald is the author of eleven published and forthcoming books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. A contributor to "Bicycling," "Runner's World," and Senior Editor of "Triathlete "magazine, he is also a featured coach for TrainingPeaks.com and Active.com. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains in San Diego.show more