Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance (Paperback)

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

By Matt Fitzgerald

VeloPress, 9781934030998, 277pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2012



"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.

About the Author

Matt Fitzgerald is the author of numerous books on running, triathlon, nutrition, and weight loss. His most recent books are "Iron War," "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 freelance sports journalist and has contributed to many national health/fitness and endurance sports magazines including "Outside, Men s Health, Men s Fitness, Runner s World, Bicycling, Running Times, Women s Running, Triathlete, "and "Competitor." Fitzgerald is a featured coach on Training Peaks and He is a certified sports nutritionist (CISSN) licensed by the International Society of Sports Nutrition.