MATT FITZGERALD DISCUSSES HOW RUNNERS SHOULD BEST APPROACH WEIGHT LOSS in his Competitor.com article, "5 Keys to Athletic Weight Loss". The regimen he recommends, incorporating strength training (several sessions each week) and sprint intervals into your running schedule, can contribute to stronger faster running. Seems like a win-win situation to me!
However he is careful to caution that a priority on calorie restriction for weight loss, which includes fasting workouts, should be separated in time from the “building of peak race fitness” by “several weeks preceding a training cycle”.
What he refers to as his “quick-start” weight loss emphasis plan is offered for purchase at the article’s end. However, his insight and advice within the article is FREE, and enough to help you get motivated and moving forward on a weight loss goal. For me, this is one more reason to actually do what I preach but find hard to practice: INCREASED STRENGTH TRAINING.
His discussion of these key components is worth reading:
1. Moderate calorie restriction
2. Strength training
3. Sprint intervals
4. Increased protein intake
5. Fasting workouts
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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