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Racing weight : how to get lean for peak performance
Fitzgerald, Matt.
Personal Author:
2nd ed.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress, [2012]

Physical Description:
ix, 277 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Get leaner, go faster -- How much should you weigh? -- Dieting vs. Performance weight management -- Improving your diet quality -- Managing your appetite -- Balancing your energy sources -- Monitoring yourself -- Nutrient timing -- Training for racing weights -- The racing weight journey -- Racing weight foods -- What the pros eat -- Racing weight and you.
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Racing Weight is 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 Weight offers 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. With Racing 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.

Author Notes

Matt Fitzgerald is a certified sports nutritionist and the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are Racing Weight Cookbook , Racing Weight Quick Start Guide , RUN: The Mind-Body Method of Running by Feel , Racing Weight , Brain Training for Runners, and The Runner's Diary . Matt is a regular contributor to Men'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 He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains near San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Part I Finding Your Racing Weight
1 Get Leaner, Go Fasterp. 13
2 How Much Should You Weigh?p. 25
3 Dieting vs. Performance Weight Managementp. 41
Part II 6 Steps to Peak Performance
4 Improving Your Diet Qualityp. 55
5 Managing Your Appetitep. 77
6 Balancing Your Energy Sourcesp. 93
7 Monitoring Yourselfp. 111
8 Nutrient Timingp. 123
9 Training for Racing Weightp. 141
Part III Fine-Tuning Your Strategy
10 The Racing Weight Journeyp. 161
11 Racing Weight Foodsp. 179
12 What the Pros Eatp. 201
13 Racing Weight and Youp. 229
Appendix: Strength Exercises for Endurance Athletesp. 241
Referencesp. 261
Indexp. 269
About the Authorp. 277