“I highly recommend reading Racing Weight Despite the fact that you don’t need to lose any excess poundage. You can come away with a better understanding of your physiology and also of food.” ― Joe Friel, founder of TrainingBible Coaching and writer of The Triathlete’s Training Bible and The Cyclist’s Training Bible
“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
“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
“Fitzgerald is a fountain of information on current research studies and findings from the sciences of healthy nutrition and exercise performance.” ― Ultrarunning magazine
“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
“Fitzgerald is going to go down as one of the competent and prolific authors of books for serious runners covering just about every legitimate aspect of the all-important runner’s lifestyle.” ― Letsrun.com
“Racing Weight answers the difficult questions athletes frequently 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
“A crash course on how endurance athletes should think about food.” ― LAVA magazine
“Despite the fact that you are already a lean machine, You can likely still learn something from Racing Weight. From how to resolve 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.” ― BikeRadar
From the Back Cover
A 6-Step Plan to a Leaner Body and Better Performance
Improve Your Diet Quality
Manage Your Appetite
Balance Your Energy Stores
Monitor Your Weight and Performance
Time Your Nutrition
Athletes know that every extra pound wastes energy and hurts performance. Racing Weight offers a proven weight management program exclusively designed for and endorsed by 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 get you lean for racing. You are going to find out how to avoid the common lifestyle and training hang-ups that keep your optimal weight―and your best race―just out of reach.
The Racing Weight program gets you to your fastest weight with practical tools that deliver results:
- Diet Quality Score, a simple approach to better eating
- Racing Weight superfoods to boost your diet quality
- Daily food diaries from 18 pro athletes
- Strength training for a leaner body in just 1 hour a week
Hit your target numbers on the stopwatch and on the scale with Racing Weight.
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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:Beef up diet qualityManage appetiteBalance energy sourcesEasily monitor weight and performanceTime nutrition all through the dayTrain to get―and stay―leanRacing 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 even as 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.