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Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes

Matt Fitzgerald


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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's "Racing Weight Quick Start Guide" applies all the principles of his best-selling book "Racing Weight" in 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.

The "Racing Weight Quick Start Guide" will accelerate your season goals so you'll be racing leaner and faster than ever before.

Praise For Racing Weight Quick Start Guide: A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes

“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

VeloPress, 9781934030721, 277pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is the author of "Racing 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 to "Men'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 and He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition. He lives and trains in San Diego, California.