7 Strategies to Slim Down Before a Race – MapMyRun Blog
Getting to your ideal “race weight” can be tricky. You want to lose weight to get faster, run (or ride) more efficiently and — let’s be honest — look great in your shorts. But dropping weight as an athlete is more complicated than just cutting a few calories here and there. You want to shed fat while maintaining muscle, staying fast and recovering well from workouts, as you potentially slash calories. So what’s an athlete to do?
In researching and writing “Fuel Your Ride,” a comprehensive guide to cycling nutrition with a hefty section on weight loss, I found out the secrets that pros and experts use for dropping weight while maintaining fitness. Here are a few of my favorite findings: