Racing Weight

Racing Weight : How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

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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 qualityManage appetiteBalance energy sourcesEasily monitor weight and performanceTime nutrition throughout the dayTrain 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 program and practical tools to hit their target numbers on both the race course and the scale.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 18mm | 453g
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • Second Edition, New edition
  • B&w illustrations throughout.
  • 1934030996
  • 9781934030998
  • 21,609

Back cover copy

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 eatingRacing Weight superfoods to boost your diet qualityDaily food diaries from 18 pro athletesStrength 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.
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Review quote

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

Racing Weight is the first book written exclusively about an issue that is very important to runners--eating and training properly to get to the start line of the peak race with the right body composition for running fast. --

Reaching an ideal weight for endurance sports is important, but doing it the right way is even more important. Matt Fitzgerald provides scientific and sound advice for anyone trying to achieve their racing weight. -- Scott Jurek, 7-time winner of the Western States Endurance Run and 2-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon

Fitzgerald is a fountain of information on current research studies and findings from the sciences of healthy nutrition and exercise performance. -- Ultrarunning magazine

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

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. --

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

A crash course on how endurance athletes should think about food. -- LAVA magazine

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. -- BikeRadar
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About Matt Fitzgerald

Matt Fitzgerald is a certified sports nutritionist and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are Racing Weight Cookbook, 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 regular contributor to Men's Fitness, Men's Health, Outside, Runner's World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women's Running, and other sports and fitness publications. Fitzgerald is a featured coach on TrainingPeaks, Pear Sports, and He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains near San Francisco, California.
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