Here’s a simple way to optimize your power-to-weight ratio and fly up the hardest climbs.

Keep muscle mass in mind. Losing weight does not mean shedding fat. Some weight loss may also come from muscle tissue, and don’t forget muscle burns calories. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body can burn. Make sure you eat enough calories, between point 8 to 1. 0 grams per day. Per pound of body weight.

Balance your meals, As an endurance athlete you need extra carbs to fuel your run or ride.

Make small changes to achieve this balance.

And keep your upper body fit. Bike riding and running you can lose muscle volume in the shoulders, chest, and arms. Twenty minutes twice a week during the cycling or running season and 30 minutes during the winter will maintain and even increase your upper body muscle mass.

On behalf of KGNC’s Wellness Coach Rhonda Lahnert, Be Well and Stay Healthy. I’m Chuck Williams for Eye on Wellness on KGNC