Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-week Weight-loss Plan For Endurance Athletes

by Matt Fitzgerald

VeloPress | January 1, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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

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 drop ­ping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of theRacing Weightprogram. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, bal ­anced 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9 × 6.32 × 0.7 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: VeloPress

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: A 4-week Weight-loss Plan For Endurance Athletes

Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-week Weight-loss Plan For Endurance Athletes

by Matt Fitzgerald

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 9 × 6.32 × 0.7 in

Published: January 1, 2011

Publisher: VeloPress

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

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Targeting Your Racing Weight

2 The Racing Weight System

3 Quick Start Plan Overview

4 Quick Start Meals and Snacks

5 Quick Start Meal Plans

6 Quick Start Training

7 Training Plans for Cyclists (Low-Volume, High-Volume)

8 Training Plans for Runners (Low-Volume, High-Volume)

9 Training Plans for Triathletes (Low-Volume, High-Volume)

10 Putting It All Together

About the Author

From the Publisher

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

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 drop ­ping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of theRacing Weightprogram. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, bal ­anced 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.

From the Jacket

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 ath ­letes, 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 drop ­ping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, bal ­anced 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 Fitzgeraldis 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.

About the Author

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 regular contributor toMen'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 TrainingPeaks, Pear Sports, and Active.com. He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains near San Francisco, California.

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