Racing Weight

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

Author: Fitzgerald Matt

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716260

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 2243

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.

Racing Weight

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

Author: Fitzgerald Matt

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716287

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

View: 1284

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.

Racing Weight

How to Get Lean for Peak Performance

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 193771604X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 2703

Racing Weight is the first weight-loss program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Using Racing Weight, endurance athletes can find and attain their fastest body weight and composition—without hurting their training or performance. The Racing Weight program offers 5 strategies based on the latest advances in the science of weight management. After finding their ideal off-season and racing weights, athletes will learn how to improve their diet quality; balance their intake of carbohydrate, protein, and fat; time meals and snacks; manage appetite; and train for lean body composition. Racing Weight is grounded in the science of healthy nutrition and exercise physiology. Packed with findings from recent studies on weight loss and endurance sports performance, Racing Weight explodes myths about fat and weight gain, protein and muscle building, macronutrient ratios, calorie counting, glycemic index, and weight gain during the holidays and off-season. Athletes will learn the truth about sports drinks, supplements, and recovery nutrition. The book includes daily food logs from 14 elite pro athletes and 21 healthy recipes from nutritionist Pip Taylor.

Racing Weight Cookbook

Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

Author: Matt Fitzgerald,Georgie Fear

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 193771652X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 1116

Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes for athletes that will help you hit your ideal weight without compromising your performance. Whatever your training demands, Racing Weight meals make it simple to dial in the right mix of carbs, fat, and protein and satisfy your appetite. Put high-quality, well-balanced meals on your table in as little as 15 minutes with time-saving tips for food preparation and grocery shopping. Discover the best foods for athletes: 100+ healthy recipes for any athlete, from reluctant cook to cooking enthusiast Whole grains, fiber, and lean protein to elevate diet quality Fresh, energy-dense meals that help runners, triathletes, and cyclists train harder Nutrient-rich bars and smoothies to promote fast recovery With Racing Weight Cookbook, you'll take control of your diet with the proven Racing Weight approach, practiced by the world's best endurance athletes and backed by scientific research. The fastest athletes tend to be the leanest, but every athlete needs to eat well to perform well. Racing Weight Cookbook makes it easy for you to eat and train for weight loss at the same time.

Racing Weight Quick Start Guide

A 4-Week Weight-Loss Plan for Endurance Athletes

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716740

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 7315

If you’re like most endurance athletes, 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 dropping unwanted pounds using the proven strategies of the Racing Weight program. Zero in on your racing weight through improved diet quality, balanced 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.

The Endurance Diet

Discover the 5 Core Habits of the World's Greatest Athletes to Look, Feel, and Perform Better

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738218987

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

View: 9816

Sports Nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald has spent nearly twenty years studying the diets of top professional endurance athletes, who are among the fittest and healthiest people in the world. As a result, he has identified five core habits-most of which are contrary to what popular diets advise-that are essential to maximizing workout benefits. The Endurance Diet shares key strategies for optimal health and performance: eat everything, eat quality, eat carbohydrate, eat enough, and eat individually. Whether you want to lose weight, win a race, or look a little more like an elite athlete, this plan is for you. "I am always amazed at how much I learn from Matt Fitzgerald's books." -Shalane Flanagan, Olympic bronze medalist

Runner's World Performance Nutrition for Runners

How to Fuel Your Body for Stronger Workouts, Faster Recovery, and Your Best Race Times Ever

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1594862184

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

View: 4289

Draws on the latest scientific advice to provide an up-to-date nutrition reference specifically tailored to the needs of runners, covering such topics as proper hydration, customizing a diet for personal training needs, and speeding up recovery times. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Nutrient Timing

The Future of Sports Nutrition: Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: John Ivy, Ph.D.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442974311

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9057

If you are serious about weight training, you have probably experienced the ''plateau phenomenon.'' You train harder, you consume extra protein in your diet, but you just don't get the strength and power gains that you want. For the last ten years sports nutrition has focused on what to eat. The latest research from leading sports science labs now shows that when you eat may be even more important. Nutrient Timing adds the missing dimension to sports nutrition, the dimension of time. By timing specific nutrition to your muscle's 24-hour growth cycle, you can activate your body's natural anabolic agents to increase muscle growth and gain greater muscle mass than you ever thought possible. Nutrient Timing is the biggest advance in sports nutrition in over a decade.

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes, 3rd Ed.

Author: Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716392

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 9470

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes makes high-performance nutrition simple for running, cycling, triathlon, and swimming. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most comprehensive resource on nutrition from the most experienced and highly qualified nutritionist in endurance sports. Ryan offers clear answers to the most fundamental questions in endurance sports nutrition--what should I eat, how much, and when--based on the latest research and experience from her 30-year career advising elite and age-group athletes and pro sports teams. She offers fine-tuning strategies for training and racing, optimal recovery, weight loss, and boosting strength-to-weight ratio. Citing rigorous and reputable studies, Ryan busts myths about ergogenic aids and supplements and offers a dose of reality to practices like fat loading and glycogen-depleted workouts. Since endurance sports are too different for a "one size fits all" food plan, Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes reveals how runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers should fuel differently to gain real performance advantages in their sports. Even within each sport, optimal nutrition varies with the type and duration of events, so Ryan explains nutrition for short- and long-course triathlon; road, criterium, and mountain bike racing; 10K, half-marathon, and marathon; and sprint and distance swimming. This complete guide addresses a wide variety of special nutrition considerations for younger and older athletes, diabetics, vegetarians, pregnant women, and those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes also offers six appendixes of reference material including glycemic index, vitamin and mineral glossary, an up-to-date comparison of sports nutrition products, and sample menus. Smart nutrition can make the difference between a personal record and a lackluster season. Committed athletes and newcomers to endurance sports will both find Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes to be a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to better performance in running, cycling, triathlon, and swimming.

Ride Your Way Lean

The Ultimate Plan for Burning Fat and Getting Fit on a Bike

Author: Selene Yeager

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1605294063

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 211

View: 1181

Delivers a weight-loss plan designed to help you lose 30, 50, or even 100 pounds.

The New Rules of Marathon and Half-marathon Nutrition

A Cutting-edge Plan to Fuel Your Body Beyond "the Wall"

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0738216453

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 291

View: 2445

Offers training and nutrition guidelines for runners looking to overcome the metabolic and nutritional barriers, known as "the wall," and succeed at distance running.

Fast After 50

How to Race Strong for the Rest of Your Life

Author: Joe Friel

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716694

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 8558

Fast After 50 is for every endurance athlete who wants to stay fast for years to come. For runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, and cross-country skiers, getting older doesn't have to mean getting slower. Drawing from the most current research on aging and sports performance, Joe Friel—America's leading endurance sports coach—shows how athletes can race strong and stay healthy well past age 50. In his groundbreaking book Fast After 50, Friel offers a smart approach for athletes to ward off the effects of age. Friel shows athletes how to extend their racing careers for decades—and race to win. Fast After 50 presents guidelines for high-intensity workouts, focused strength training, recovery, crosstraining, and nutrition for high performance: How the body's response to training changes with age, how to adapt your training plan, and how to avoid overtraining How to shed body fat and regain muscle density How to create a progressive plan for training, rest, recovery, and competition Workout guidelines, field tests, and intensity measurement In Fast After 50, Joe Friel shows athletes that age is just a number—and race results are the only numbers that count. With contributions from: Mark Allen, Gale Bernhardt, Amby Burfoot, Dr. Larry Creswell, John Howard, Dr. Tim Noakes, Ned Overend, Dr. John Post, Dr. Andrew Pruitt, and Lisa Rainsberger.

How Bad Do You Want It?

Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781316058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 940

HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? revisits some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports to show how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Drawing on cutting-edge scientific research it suggests concrete habits and tactics we can use to cultivate our own mental strength, whilst providing thrilling accounts of some of the most inspiring and astonishing feats in sporting history. In 2010 Sammy Wanjiru entered the Boston Marathon suffering from injuries to his knee and his lower back, a stomach virus that prevented him from training and a lifestyle that meant he spent more time in nightclubs than on the track. He shouldn’t have even been able to finish the race, and at times he seemed as if he literally had nothing left to give, yet in an epic battle he crossed the finishing line first. How did he manage it? HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT? describes a new 'psychobiological' model of endurance performance connecting the mind, body and brain. Compelling accounts from triathlon, cycling, running, rowing and swimming are viewed through the lens of this model shedding new light on what science has to say about mental fortitude in sports. Featured athletes include: Sammy Wanjiru, Jenny Barringer, Greg LeMond, Willie Stewart, Cadel Evans, Joseph Sullivan, Paula Newby-Fraser, Ryan Vail, Thomas Voeckler, Ned Overend, Steve Prefontaine

80/20 Running

Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 742

TRAIN EASIER TO RUN FASTER This revolutionary training method has been embraced by elite runners—with extraordinary results—and now you can do it, too. Respected running and fitness expert Matt Fitzgerald explains how the 80/20 running program—in which you do 80 percent of runs at a lower intensity and just 20 percent at a higher intensity—is the best change runners of all abilities can make to improve their performance. With a thorough examination of the science and research behind this training method, 80/20 Running is a hands-on guide for runners of all levels with training programs for 5K, 10K, half-marathon, and marathon distances. In 80/20 Running, you’ll discover how to transform your workouts to avoid burnout. Runs will become more pleasant and less draining You’ll carry less fatigue from one run to the next Your performance will improve in the few high-intensity runs Your fitness levels will reach new heights 80/20 Running promotes a message that all runners—as well as cyclists, triathletes, and even weight-loss seekers—can embrace: Get better results by making the majority of your workouts easier.

Endurance Sports Nutrition

Author: Suzanne Girard Eberle

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 149258357X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 392

View: 2897

Endurance Sports Nutrition will guide you in selecting the optimal foods, drinks, and supplements so you can train longer, recover more quickly, avoid injuries, and achieve your performance goals in any endurance endeavor. Sports dietitian and former elite runner Suzanne Girard Eberle presents a fueling program that addresses the unique concerns of endurance athletes: • Road and trail running, from 5K to 100+ miles • Cycling and mountain biking, from time trials to multiday rides • Duathlon and triathlon, from sprint to Ironman • Winter sports, from Nordic ski races to mountain ascents • Water sports, including rowing and open-water swimming • Environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures and high altitude The third edition includes meal planning recommendations for vegetarian athletes and those with food allergies and intolerances as well as profiles, advice from elite endurance athletes, and strategies for avoiding the most common pitfalls of training. Endurance Sports Nutrition will fuel your best performance.

Iron War

Dave Scott, Mark Allen, and the Greatest Race Ever Run

Author: Matt Fitzgerald

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 7860

The 1989 Ironman World Championship was the greatest race ever in endurance sports. In a spectacular duel that became known as the Iron War, the world's two strongest athletes raced side by side at world-record pace for a grueling 139 miles. Driven by one of the fiercest rivalries in triathlon, Dave Scott and Mark Allen raced shoulder to shoulder through Ironman's 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race, and 26.2-mile marathon. After 8 punishing hours, both men would demolish the previous record--and cross the finish line a mere 58 seconds apart. In his new book Iron War, sports journalist Matt Fitzgerald writes a riveting epic about how Allen and Scott drove themselves and each other through the most awe-inspiring race in sports history. Iron War goes beyond the pulse-pounding race story to offer a fascinating exploration of the lives of the world's two toughest men and their unquenchable desire to succeed. Weaving an examination of mental resolve into a gripping tale of athletic adventure, Iron War is a soaring narrative of two champions and the paths that led to their stunning final showdown.

The Art of Running Faster

Author: Julian Goater,Don Melvin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492582026

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 7547

Any runner can tell you that the sport isn’t just about churning out miles day in and day out. Runners have a passion, dedication, and desire to go faster, longer, and farther. Now, The Art of Running Faster provides you with a new approach to running, achieving your goals and setting your personal best. Whether you’re old or young, new to the sport or an experienced marathoner, this guide will change how you run and the results you achieve. The Art of Running Faster challenges the stereotypes, removes the doubts and erases the self-imposed limitations by prescribing not only what to do but also how to do it. Inside, you will learn how to •overcome the obstacles that prevent you from running faster, more comfortably, and with greater focus; •rethink conventional training methods, listen to your body, and challenge traditional running ‘norms’; •customize your training program to emphasize the development of speed, strength, and stamina; •shift gears, reach that next level of performance, and blow past the competition. In this one-of-a-kind guide, former world-class runner Julian Goater shares his experiences, insights and advice for better, more efficient and faster running. Much more than training tips and motivational stories, The Art of Running Faster is your guide to improved technique and optimal performance. Let Julian Goater show you a new way to run faster, farther and longer.

The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes

The Essential Step-by-Step Guide to Proper Nutrition for Sprint, Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman Distances

Author: Jamie A. Cooper

Publisher: FalconGuides

ISBN: 9780762781041

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 7916

Triathletes spend a lot of time and money making sure they have the right gear, optimizing their training plans, and selecting their races. And part of that preparation for big race days is taking care of diet to be sure the body is properly fed to maximize athletic performance. Enter The Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes, a thorough nutritional guidebook tailored specifically for the three-sport athlete to reach his triathlon goals and to cross the finish line with the best nutrition plan possible. Dr. Jamie A. Cooper brings to the book her expert knowledge about nutrition and exercise combined with her extensive experience as an active triathlete. The book covers each essential nutrient, offers up tailored nutritional plans for Sprint, Olympic, and Ironman races, and troubleshoots nutrition-related issues specifically concerning the triathlete.

Smart Marathon Training

Run Your Best Without Running Yourself Ragged

Author: Jeff Horowitz

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 1937716406

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3816

Old-school marathon training plans ask runners to crank out 70 to 100 miles a week. It's no wonder those who make it to the start line are running ragged. Smart Marathon Training maps out a healthier, more economical approach to training that emphasizes quality over quantity. This innovative program eliminates junk miles, paring down training to three essential runs per week and adding a dynamic strength and cross-training program to build overall fitness. Runners will train for their best performance in less time and avoid the injuries, overtraining, and burnout that come from running too much. Smart Marathon Training builds up a runner's body to resist injury. Runners gain the strength they need to run long using functional exercises that target the hips, glutes, and quads. Running is a full-body sport, so this training program also builds a strong core and upper body to avoid injuries that begin above the waist. No one fakes a marathon or half-marathon--everyone has to do the work. But Smart Marathon Training replaces long, grinding miles with low-impact cross-training. Horowitz outlines a cycling plan to complement run workouts, boosting base fitness while saving runners' bodies for their best runs. With more than 75 detailed exercises plus six easy-to-follow training plans for half- and full marathons, Smart Marathon Training will get you to the start line feeling refreshed and ready to run your best race yet.

Food for Triathlon Success

Delicious Recipes and Nutrition Plans to Achieve Your Goals

Author: Renee McGregor

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 184899303X

Category: Athletes

Page: 224

View: 3421

Swim, bike, run, and repeat. Simple, right? Wrong. What you eat while you train is just as important as how you're training. If you're going to perform at your best on race day, top sports nutritionist Renee McGregor has the dietary plans to hit your goals as a triathlete. What to eat, when and why are clearly explained in a way that is relatable to everyone and backed up by years of experience and expertise. Meal plans and the science are tailored to the multi-disciplinary training of a triathlete. How to fuel yourself for success by eating right before, during and after training is clearly laid out, along with how to shift your plan to match the intensity of your training days and the build up to race day. Importantly, this nutrition advice is designed for real people with real lives.