If you are a serious (or even recreational) athlete, you want to get faster. That is, after all, the name of the game. And for many of us, getting faster often means losing weight, which can be a tricky endeavour when you are also trying to nail your workouts and perform well at races and events.
While you definitely want to “weigh less,” you also don’t want to lose any precious muscle that also helps you go faster. There are many theories and different approaches to this dilemma but I think the best place to start is with how fast you lose the weight.
Research confirms that people who lose weight slowly lose less lean muscle than those who lose weight more quickly. Continue reading “Slow Weight Loss for Performance”