Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

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.

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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 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. 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

ISBN-13:
9781937716288
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
11/27/2012
Series:
Racing Weight Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
426,558
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are 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 edits Running.Competitor.com and contributes to Triathlete and Competitor magazines. He has been a 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 Training Peaks 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, California.

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Racing Weight 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reviewer above was off base in their assessment. Using their logic, all diet books can be summed up as "Eat less, exercise more". There is nothing more to it than that. The trick is in the applicaion and knowledge of how our body works in relations to food and exercise. This book explains the unique weight loss issues faced by endurance cyclists and runners.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to hear about the psychology of eating in this very well documented book.
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J-5 More than 1 year ago
This book was a terrible disappointment and waste of time and money (with the noted exception of the chapter which included Pip Taylor's recipes--which are very good). I can sum the book up as follows: It takes less energy to move less weight, i.e., the less you weigh, the less energy you expend to move. Duh. To find your optimal racing weight, get as fit as possible. Then compete in a race. If you do well, you are probably at your optimal racing weight--or maybe not. Then get your BMI and body fat tested. The end.