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Five Keys to Athletic Weight Loss

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Sep. 6, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 6, 2013 at 1:26 PM UTC
Runners have to walk a fine line between too little and too many calories if they're trying to lose weight. Photo: www.shutterstock.com

Strength Training

A quick start is also a good time to make a greater commitment to strength training than you do at any other time. I recommend three full-body strength workouts per week at this time. This will help you lose weight by adding muscle mass to your frame and thereby increasing your metabolism, so you burn more fat at rest. Building strength during a quick start will also help you perform better and stay injury free during the subsequent race-focused training process.

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