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

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The first edition of Racing Weight released in 2009.

The first edition of Racing Weight released in 2009 was the first weight management program for cyclists, triathletes, runners, and swimmers. Racing Weight offered athletes 5 simple steps to get lean and get faster.

Three years later, new research and new weight management practices of elite athletes prompted author and certified sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald to update and improve this best-selling book.

Here’s what’s new in the new, second edition of Racing Weight:

Get Lean, Go Faster: Fitzgerald explores in greater detail the several ways that getting lean improves endurance performance.

Dieting vs. Performance Weight Management: Racing Weight, 2nd Ed. explains the history and problems with diets like Zone Diet and Paleo Diet, then explains how a high-carb diet is essential for athletes—and actually helps them lose weight.

Know Thyself: A new sixth step on the best ways to monitor your weight and your performance. You’ll stop counting calories and start weekly weigh-ins and monthly fitness tests to confirm your optimal performance weight

Diet Quality Score: Improved and expanded DQS, one of the popular features of the first edition

Appetite Management: New research on how to best manage appetite every day

Nutrient Timing: Guidelines from new research on what to eat when during the day with tips from elite athletes

Year-Round Weight Management: How to manage weight throughout the year and when to incorporate Quick Starts into your training cycle

Racing Weight Foods: A new chapter of superfoods that are easy to add to a daily diet and that will support training

What the Pros Eat: Expanded food diaries from 18 pro athletes

Training for Racing Weight: Updates with new research on the training strategies that most improve body composition

Racing Weight is a proven weight-management program designed specifically for endurance athletes. Revealing the latest 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.