Thought I’d buck the trend with this topic, you read it right I’m looking to gain some weight! Easy right, just eat more! Well I’ve lost a couple of kilos since I started training again at the end of September but have been eating a lot more.
OK, so I’m not super light, my profile says 67kg but am more like 66kg at the moment and am about 5’10". In the last few years at my peak fitness I am usually around 64kg. Next year, however, I would like to put on some weight as I’m going to start racing some flat crits and, from what I have read, having a higher ftp will be of more benefit than just watts/kg (I know with racing it’s all about tactics and race craft etc but I’m sure having a bigger ftp will also help!).
Obviously I don’t want this weight gain to come at a cost to fitness and I don’t want it to be just fat so any help with this would be great. Should I just add more protein to my diet, eat more frequently, eat more food with higher fat content. I don’t want to start eating junk food, or should I?
I am currently fueling myself on the bike with workouts over 1 hour but don’t tend to have a recovery shake as I’ll just make myself dinner after I have trained. Perhaps I should add in a recovery drink and then eat dinner a little later?
Any suggestions? Weight gain 4000!!!