296 pages, 8.98 × 6.12 × 0.71 in
December 1, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1934030996
ISBN - 13: 9781934030998
About the Book
Studies have shown that the majority of endurance athletes are concerned about their weight and how it hurts their performance. In the first weight-loss program designed for endurance athletes, Fitzgerald lays out five easy steps to help athletes zero in on their fastest weight.
Table of Contents
1 Body Weight, Body Fat, and Endurance Performance
2 How to Determine Your Optimal Performance Weight
3 Tracking Your Progress
4 Seasonal Considerations
5 Sport-Specific Racing Weight Considerations
6 Guidelines for Beginners
7 Improving Your Diet Quality
8 Balancing Your Energy Sources
9 Nutrient Timing
10 Managing Your Appetite
11 Training for Racing Weight
12 What the Pros Eat
13 Endurance Fuel
14 The Role of Supplements
Appendix: Recommended Strength Exercises for Endurance Athletes
About the Author
From the Publisher
Racing Weightis 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 Weightoffers 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. WithRacing 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.
From the Jacket
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
Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance.Racing Weightoffers 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 withRacing Weight.
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.
“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 doo