When I was in the corporate world, there was a well used saying “ You get what you measure” My personal view was that at times, too much was measured!
To make sure you stay on track so you can get leaner and lighter to go faster in your races, it’s important to choose just a few key measures and make sure that you track them.
If you make the mistake of ‘crash dieting’ when you are trying to get leaner, the danger is that your body will make up for your calorie intake deficit by breaking down your muscles. You don’t want to train hard only to find that your muscle mass and strength are going backwards. In this short video, I talk about the different types of measurements which you can track to make sure that you are losing body fat and weight without compromising your training and race day results.
After watching the video, you will have a number of ideas of what you can measure to track your progress as you optimise your body composition for racing.
What have you decided to measure? How frequently will you do it? Where are you going to record the results?
To help you take action right now, I have put together a template here which you can download and use straight away. You will probably want to add to it or change it over time but at least it get’s you started!