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Racing Weight Reviews and Praise

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See what pro athletes, coaches, and experts have said about Racing Weight and Racing Weight Cookbook.

Pro Athletes Don’t Diet, They Practice These 6 Racing Weight Steps

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The smartest way to manage your weight for endurance performance is to emulate the methods of the fastest men and women on the planet.

How Much You Weigh Matters More than How Much You Work Out

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You are not going to believe this: your weight is a better predictor of your race performance than how much or how well you train.

Why Athletes Should Ignore Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Body mass index makes no distinction between body fat and lean body mass.

What’s Your Body Type: Cyclist, Runner, Triathlete, Rower, or Swimmer?

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Each sport favors a particular body type. Which body type do you have? Is your body type ideal for your sport?

Why Are Leaner Athletes Faster? (It’s More Than Gravity)

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Research, common sense, and race experience have shown that leaner athletes tend to be faster. Why? It’s not just gravity.

Why Dieting Doesn’t Work for Athletes

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Racing Weight explains 6 simple ways athletes can lose fat without losing performance.

Holiday Weight Gain and the 8% Rule

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Limit your off-season weight gain to no more than 8 percent of your optimal performance weight.

Breaking Down the 3,500 Calorie Myth: How We Lose Weight Matters More Than How Much

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When pursuing your racing weight, focus on the process, not on the outcome.

Skip the Cleanse and Detox: Start the New Year Right with a Racing Weight “DQS Clean Streak”

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New Year Cleanses and Detoxes Are a Hoax! Instead, Try a Racing Weight "DQS Clean Streak".

315 Pounds to Magazine Cover Model: Donald Sorah’s Weight-Loss Journey

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Donald Sorah went from 315 pounds to a Bicycling magazine cover model, partly through the help of Racing Weight.

One for the Foodies: Cinnamon-Raisin Wheat Berry Bowl

Racing Weight Cookbook Cinnamon-Raisin Wheat Berry Bowl

With steamed milk and the nutty aroma of toasted wheat berries, this breakfast cereal is worth the wait. If you have cooked wheat berries on hand, scoop 1½ cups into your pot, and wholesome goodness is just minutes away.

An Endurance Classic Made Lean: Turkey Meatballs & Fettucine

Racing Weight Cookbook Turkey Meatballs and Fettucine

Spaghetti and Meatballs; it's a classic endurance sports meal and for good reason. Complex carbs will fuel you up for tomorrow while the protein will help you recover from today. Enjoy with a glass of red!

Try a Quick Make-Ahead Breakfast: Banana-Pecan Pancakes

Racing Weight Cookbook: Banana Pecan Pancakes recipe

These pancakes are a great make-ahead breakfast. Double the batch, and store pancakes in freezer bags to be reheated in the toaster.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Winner’s Circle Yogurt

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No time to cook? That’s no excuse for skipping breakfast.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Garden Minestrone with Kale

Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes Garden Minestrone with Kale

If you want to shed some holiday weight, try this hearty vegetable soup that is low in calories but packed with nutrition.

Run Oregon’s Racing Weight Test Kitchen

A team of runners who blog for Run Oregon began testing recipes from Racing Weight Cookbook: Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes by Matt Fitzgerald.

Carb Up! Low-Carb Diets Can Hurt Athletic Performance

Carbohydrate restriction in many popular diets actually hurt endurance sports performance.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Flaxseed & Herb-Crusted Chicken

Racing Weight Cookbook: Flaxseed & Herb-Crusted Chicken

The crisp flaxseed crust keeps the chicken wonderfully moist inside.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Greena Colada Smoothie

Racing Weight Cookbook Greena Colada Smoothie Recipe

Try out this easy-to-make recipe for as a pre-workout fuel-up snack or a light post-workout recovery snack.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Chipotle Chicken Avocado Wrap

Racing Weight Cookbook Chipotle Chicken Avocado Wrap

This high-protein recipe makes for an excellent recovery lunch.

Racing Weight Cookbook: Greek Tortilla Pizza

Racing Weight Cookbook Greek Tortilla Pizza

Perfect for lunch or as a post-workout recovery snack.

A New Year Means a Leaner, Faster You

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I recommend that athletes make their winter weight fluctuations systematic by imposing an 8-percent rule on themselves and by executing a formal “Racing Weight quick start” in the New Year.

The Healthy 5-Minute Burrito, Racing Weight Style

Racing Weight Cookbook 5-Minute Burrito recipe

We made this frozen burrito into a completely nutritious, Racing Weight meal in just 5 minutes.

Racing Weight Cookbook: What’s It All About?

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Racing Weight Cookbook is not a typical cookbook.

Racing Weight Cookbook Recipe: Oat Bran with Cherries & Almonds

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Try out this easy-to-make Level 1 recipe for as a pre-workout breakfast or as a post-workout recovery snack.

It’s True: Research Shows Leaner Athletes Are Faster

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We know it from our own experience, of course, but science proves that leaner athletes are faster.

Start The New Year With Weight Loss

I think that a month of less strict eating makes it easier to eat strictly through the other 11 months of the year. But there is a limit!

Tall and Lanky vs. Small and Lean: Why Your Body Type Matters

Endurance Athlete Body Types - Racing Weight

Each sport favors a particular body type. But why?

Should You Eat Like a Caveman?


Carbohydrate restriction in The Zone Diet and the Paleo Diet actually hurt endurance sports performance.

What’s New in the New Second Edition of Racing Weight?

Here's what's new in the second edition of Racing Weight.