Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

by Matt Fitzgerald

Velo Press | January 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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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''sRacing Weight Quick Start Guide, the first weight-loss training plan for endurance athletes. By applying all the principles of his best-selling bookRacing 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 theRacing Weight Quick Start Guide, endurance athletes can lose weight quickly and get a jumpstart on reaching their performance goals.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Velo Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1934030724

ISBN - 13: 9781934030721

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Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

by Matt Fitzgerald

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: Velo Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1934030724

ISBN - 13: 9781934030721

About the Book

Matt Fitzgerald has the solution for athletes looking to shed extra pounds. By combining a menu of high-protein, sensible meals and snacks with a sport-specific training program, endurance athletes can lose weight quickly and start racing leaner and faster than ever.

Endurance athletes will put into practice the research-based findings of Fitzgerald's best-selling book, "Racing Weight." Choosing from three plans based on different weight-loss goals ranging from 5 to 20+ pounds, endurance athletes will build muscle and burn fat as they close in on their optimal weight in just 4, 6, or 8 weeks. With every pound they lose, endurance athletes will become more efficient at the sports they love, and ultimately realize the rewards of improved speed and performance.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Targeting Your Racing Weight
2. The Racing Weight System
3. Quick Start Overview
4. Quick Start Meals and Snacks
5. Quick Start Meal Plans
6. Quick Start Workouts
7. Plans for Cyclists
8. Plans for Runners
9. Plans for Triathletes
10. Putting It All Together

Index

About the Author

From the Publisher

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''sRacing Weight Quick Start Guide, the first weight-loss training plan for endurance athletes. By applying all the principles of his best-selling bookRacing 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 theRacing Weight Quick Start Guide, endurance athletes can lose weight quickly and get a jumpstart on reaching their performance goals.


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Sports / Health & Fitness

Begin losing 5, 10, or 20+ pounds in 4, 6, or 8 weeks!

A companion toRacing Weight, the best-selling weight-loss book for endurance athletes


If you''re like most endurance athletes, you''re concerned about your weight. You know that every extra pound slows you down.

Now the author ofRacing Weightcan help you get a jump on next season. Matt Fitzgerald''sRacing Weight Quick Start Guideapplies all the principles of his best-selling bookRacing Weightin a detailed set of weight-loss training plans. You will devote 4 to 8 weeks to starting a weight loss of 5, 10, or 20+ pounds.

Lose weight quickly by following a schedule of high-intensity workouts and strength training as well as a menu of calorie-restricted, high-protein meals and snacks. Low-volume and high-volume plans make it possible for cyclists, runners, and triathletes with a wide range of experience to maintain their training levels. Replace fat with muscle while keeping your appetite in check.

Once you''ve hit your quick start weight-loss goals, you will continue dropping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of theRacing Weightprogram. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced macronutrient levels, proper timing of meals and snacks, appetite management, and training for lean body composition.

TheRacing Weight Quick Start Guidewill accelerate your season goals so you''ll be racing leaner and faster than ever before.

Matt Fitzgerald is the author ofRacing Weight, the first book on weight loss for endurance athletes, and numerous other books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. He has been a contributor toMen''s Fitness,Men''s Health,Outside,Runner''s World,Bicycling,Running Times,Triathlete,Women''s Running, and other sports and fitness publications. Fitzgerald is a featured coach on 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, California.

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About 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.

Editorial Reviews

"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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