Tagged: weight management

Put an End to Midseason Weight Gain

  By now you’re likely well into your summer training and competition season, so how the hell are you gaining weight?! Midseason weight gain is surprisingly common, especially for endurance athletes. Sometimes it’s perfectly normal and may actually improve your performance, but often it’s caused by simple misconceptions about training, fueling, and recovery. Whether you’re…

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The Pep Talk You Need Right Now

  Recently I’ve had the opportunity to ride and talk with a number of athletes who aren’t performing at the level they would like to be. Their stories were all a bit different but boiled down to life getting out of balance, eating and drinking habits changing for the worse, and exercising less. There is…

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Let’s Get Real About Your Weight

  I generally try to be diplomatic when I talk about training and weight management, but perhaps it’s time to stop being polite and start getting real (sorry, I couldn’t resist the MTV reference…). We can talk about incremental increases in power at lactate threshold or optimizing pedal stroke, but if you really want to…

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How to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

I had a great conversation with an athlete this week about prioritizing weight loss and fitness, and I think it relates to many more of you out there. His basic issue was that he had been focusing on weight loss since December – and lost 20 pounds in the process – but his weight loss…

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Weekend Reading: 5 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

Weight loss has been a hot topic around the office in recent weeks. Not only is this the time of year when athletes are diligently working to lose their Holiday muffin tops, but we also just rolled out the Raceweight Weight Loss Program. The response has been tremendous and we’re looking forward to seeing athletes…

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Triathlon Training: Avoiding Mid-Season Weight Gain

By Jim Rutberg, CTS Pro Coach By now you’re likely well into training for your next goal race, the one that will wrap up a great season in the next couple of months. And if you’re like many endurance athletes who measure their training in months, not just weeks, you may be dealing with an…

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Losing Weight Improves More Than Just Uphill Performance

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that losing weight will help you go uphill faster. But many athletes underestimate how being lean improves performance in all terrain, and how it can improve the quality of your training. Dragging your body around – whether you’re on your feet or being supported by wheels –…

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