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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: VeloPress; 2 edition (Dec 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030996
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030998
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I highly recommend reading Racing Weight even if you don't need to lose any excess poundage. You'll come away with a better understanding of your physiology and also of food." ― Joe Friel, founder of TrainingBible Coaching and author 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 most 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 often 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

"Even if you are already a lean machine, you'll likely still learn something from Racing Weight. From how to determine 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

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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

Train Right

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 will 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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This is a great read. Thoroughly enjoy the focus on performance and getting away from eating trends that are not supported by science. It's a great reference and a sensible approach.
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Matt has done a great job with this book, great information written in an easy to follow manner, suitable for anyone starting out in endurance sports or for those that have been doing it for a while but don't have a nutritionist or trainer to set your training diet.
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Matt Fitzgerald knows what he is talking about. Nutrition timing is key to any endurance athlete who wants to get the most out of their performance. Fitzgerald explains how to take your nutrition and body to the next level
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I finally understand the importance of adding 'quality' food to your meals. Fueling you system with higher quality means higher quality performance! Love the example daily meals from other athletes. It will be a book I reference for a long time.
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A no nonsense, easy to measure, common sense book on runners nutrition... I simple guide to not only maintaining a healthy weight but also improving your running performance.
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