I’m curious if anyone else on here has followed Matt Fitzgerald’s Quick Start program during an off-season phase to shed some unwanted pounds before getting back into base training?
My first child was born about 2 weeks ago and during the same time my father discovered he has a brain aneurysm. The two of these combined has really brought to light that although I train hard my diet is absolutely horrible and technically I would be considered obese (26%-ish body fat according to my WiFi scale). I also had a DEXA scan done about a year ago that put it at 27% I believe. I lost about 10 lbs through following a dedicated mid-volume plan and generally eating for performance but after a cross-country move, new job, pregnant wife, have gained about all that fat back (though with a bit more muscle thanks to putting together a home gym).
So at the current moment I’m kind of freaked out about health and thought 8-weeks dedicated to fat loss wouldn’t be such a horrible idea. The plan in the quick start guide claims 1.5 lbs/week which would bring me to about a healthy level to use as a jump-off point for the standard training load. However, I don’t want to lose the fitness gains I’ve accomplished this year on the bike (260ish W FTP > 300 W). Anyone have experience with the plan?