Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

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By (author) Matt Fitzgerald

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 222mm x 18mm | 480g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030996
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030998
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: tables & illustrations
  • Sales rank: 10,927

Product description

"Racing Weight" is a proven weight-management programme 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 programme 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" programme helps athletes improve diet quality and manage appetite; balance energy sources; easily monitor weight and performance; time nutrition throughout the day and train to get, and stay, lean. "Racing Weight" offers practical tools to make weight management easy. Fitzgerald's 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 programme and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.

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Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are "Iron War," "Racing Weight Quick Start Guide," "RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel," "Racing Weight," "Brain Training for Runners," and "The Runner's Diary." Matt is a freelance sports journalist and has contributed to many national health/fitness and endurance sports magazines including "Outside, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Runner's World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women's Running, Triathlete, "and "Competitor." Fitzgerald is a featured coach on Training Peaks and Active.com. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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"I highly recommend reading "Racing Weight" even if you don't need to lose any excess poundage. You'll come away with a better understanding of your physiology and also of food." -- Joe Friel, founder of TrainingBible Coaching and author of "The Triathlete's Training Bible" and "The Cyclist's Training Bible" "Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald lets us in on his no-diet secrets that can help endurance athletes get leaner, stronger, and faster." -- "Men's Fitness" "Even if you are already a lean machine, you'll likely still learn something from "Racing Weight." From how to determine your optimum weight, to improving your diet and training around it, to controlling your appetite and making your own fuel--it's all in this book." -- Bike Radar "The mysteries of weight and its relationship to performance are unlocked in Matt Fitzgerald's "Racing Weight." If you've got a basic handle on both training and nutrition, this book offers the means to improve both your diet and athletic performance." -- Daily Peloton "Fitzgerald is going to go down as one of the most competent and prolific authors of books for serious runners covering just about every legitimate aspect of the all-important runner's lifestyle." -- Letsrun.com "It's not too hard to convince cyclists that they can improve their performance if they drop their weight to an optimum level. However, that's generally as useful as a physician telling a client they need to lose weight and then sending them out the office door. There are endless diet or nutrition books out there, but very few specifically catering to the endurance athlete. Into this void comes "Racing Weight" by Matt Fitzgerald." -- Pezcyclingnews ""Racing Weight" answers the difficult questions athletes often have about dieting, including how to handle the off-season. The book gives readers a scientifically backed system to discover your optimum race weight, as well as five steps to achieve it." -- "Triathlete" magazine "Reach

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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 Train Right 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."