Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Racing Weight

Are you at your optimum racing weight?  How do you know?  Just because you felt good and did well in your last event?  How do you know you couldn't do BETTER if you shaved off a couple extra pounds?  Rather than tell you the answers, I recommend you go out and buy Matt Fitzgerald's "Racing Weight". You'll learn what you should be eating, when you should be eating and how often you should be eating, to get lean, and perform at your best. 

You'll find out that the Weight Loss/Gain equation is a little bit more complex than:

Weight Gain/Loss= Calories In- Calories Burned

Rather, it's:

Weight Gain/Loss= Calories In- Calories Burned +/- Metabolic Rate

More importantly, you'll see that when you start drastically reducing your caloric intake (calories in) your metabolic rate actually slows down thus preserving your current weight.  That's why it's recommended that if you're going to lose weight...you do it sloooooooooowly.  BTW, did you know that body fat percentage is 64% inherited?  Yup, so you can thank your parents for that fat a$$- if you got one- like me.

Anyway, pick-up Matt's book..I think you'll learn something...like how to optimize your race weight.  Power ON!  Coach Rob

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