Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-Week Weight Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes

Overview

Most endurance athletes are concerned about their weight. They know that every extra pound slows them down. Yet normal dieting and fad weight-loss programs don’t work for athletes who need to fuel their training.

Cyclists, runners, triathletes, and swimmers need Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, the first weight-loss training plan for endurance athletes. By applying all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight, ...

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Overview

Most endurance athletes are concerned about their weight. They know that every extra pound slows them down. Yet normal dieting and fad weight-loss programs don’t work for athletes who need to fuel their training.

Cyclists, runners, triathletes, and swimmers need Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, the first weight-loss training plan for endurance athletes. By applying all the principles of his best-selling book Racing Weight, endurance athletes will accelerate their season goals and race leaner and faster than ever before.

Athletes will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds. The weight will come off quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts, strength training, and a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume training plans help athletes maintain fitness even while they focus on weight loss.

With the Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, endurance athletes can lose weight quickly and get a jumpstart on reaching their performance goals.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This companion to Matt Fitzgerald’s Racing Weight offers a detailed set of integrated nutrition, training, and weight-loss plans geard to help you lose weight quickly.” — Canadian Running magazine

Racing Weight Quick Start Guide offers a fast, safe, and thoughtful way to lose weight and still maintain your base level of fitness.” — Tri Juice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934030721
  • Publisher: Velo Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: The Racing Weight Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 161,271
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Fitzgerald, runner, triathlete, and coach, is a former editor and current contributor for Triathlete magazine. He writes articles for such national publications as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Outside, Fitness Runner, and the Runner's World Web site, and serves as managing editor of the sports nutrition Web site, Pioneering Muscles. He is a prolific journalist and an authority on sports nutrition and endurance sports. Since 2005, he has authored 10 books, including Brain Training for Runners and The Runner's Body.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Targeting Your Racing Weight 7

2 The Racing Weight System 17

3 Quick Start Plan Overview 33

4 Quick Start Meals and Snacks 43

5 Quick Start Meal Plans 63

6 Quick Start Training 83

7 Training Plans for Cyclists 113

Low-Volume Training Plans 115

High-Volume Training Plans 115

8 Training Plans for Runners 157

Low-Volume Training Plans 159

High-Volume Training Plans 177

9 Training Plans for Triathletes 203

Low-Volume Training Plans 205

High-Volume Training Plans 231

10 Putting It All Together 265

About the Author 277

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