Fuel For A Full-Throttle Season

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06/23/2004| 0 comments
by Chris Carmichael

Fuel For A Full-Throttle Season

Now is the best time to examine your nutrition program and make sure it will optimally support your training.

meat, fish and chicken, eggs, and low fat dairy products (protein); and nuts, seeds, cold-water fish and mono- and polyunsaturated oils (fat).  

 

Having spent the winter and spring training and sacrificing in pursuit of improved performance, you owe it to yourself to make sure your nutrition program is going to support you when you demand the most from it. Don?t worry so much about losing weight as a means of improving your power to weight ratio, because doing so means restricting calories when you need them most. Your performance is likely to suffer more from the attempt, than it would benefit from you losing a few pounds in the next few weeks. Eat to fuel your training, improve the strength and efficiency of your engine, and let that engine carry you to your goals.

 

Click here to read our review of Carmichael's new book Food For Fitness.

 

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Originally published in Cycle Sport magazine, June 2004. Chris Carmichael is Lance Armstrong?s personal coach, founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems (CTS), and author of The Ultimate Ride

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