Racing Weight: How To Get Lean For Peak Performance

Paperback | December 1, 2012

byMatt Fitzgerald

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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 Weightsuperfoods 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.

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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 comprehen...

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A 6-Step Plan to a Leaner Body and Better PerformanceImprove Your Diet QualityManage Your AppetiteBalance Your Energy StoresMonitor Your Weight and PerformanceTime Your NutritionTrain RightAthletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance.Racing Weightoffers a proven weight management program exclusively designed...

Matt Fitzgerald is a certified sports nutritionist and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books areRacing Weight Cookbook, Racing Weight Quick Start Guide, RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel, Racing Weight, Brain Training for Runners,andThe Runner's Diary. Matt is a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 6.12 × 0.71 inPublished:December 1, 2012Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934030996

ISBN - 13:9781934030998

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part 1: Finding Your Racing Weight

Chapter 1: Get Leaner, Go Faster

Chapter 2: How Much Should You Weigh?

Chapter 3: Dieting vs. Performance Weight Management

Part 2: 6 Steps to Peak Performance

Chapter 4: Improving Your Diet Quality

Chapter 5: Managing Your Appetite

Chapter 6: Balancing Your Energy Sources

Chapter 7: Monitoring Yourself

Chapter 8: Nutrient Timing

Chapter 9: Training for Racing Weight

Part 3: Fine-Tuning Your Strategy

Chapter 10: The Racing Weight Journey

Chapter 11: Racing Weight Foods

Chapter 12: What the Pros Eat

Chapter 13: Racing Weight and You

Appendix: Strength Training Exercises for Endurance Athletes

References

Index

About the Author

Also Available: Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

Editorial Reviews

“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 door. There are endless diet or nutrition books out there, but very few specifically catering to the endurance athlete. Into this void comes Racing Weight by Matt Fitzgerald.” — Pezcyclingnews “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 “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 “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.” — Letsrun.com “Racing Weight offers endurance athletes a simple approach to dietary quality. The Diet Quality Score system is worth the price of the book alone. It’s easy to follow and makes sense. Amateur to professional athletes can optimize their potential with this book.” — BikeWorldNews.com “Every now and then someone writes the giant-killer text, the volume that becomes the bible of a subject. Ten years from now most of us will be wondering how we managed before Racing Weight came along.” — Red Kite Prayer