Hi all at TrainerRoad,
After learning about Matt Fitzgerald through the podcast and getting gifted a smart scale at the same time (great coincidence!), I went ahead and picked up ‘Racing Weight’ in September to start my base phase right. Before this I just finished up my first semi-ambitious year of road cycling, including first metric century, first imperial century and so on. Plan to start competitive events this coming year, aiming for olympic distance triathlon next Autumn.
Mid September I started out at 73kg, 20% body fat on the smart scale - High for my age. I am now at 17.3%, 66.6kg () which is getting pretty close to initial goal of 65.5kg, but nowhere near the body fat goal of 15.1%.
If I redo the math as per Racing Weight I keep getting a lower target weight, so it’s time to do a sanity check! FWIW I also started structured training in October with an indoor trainer, and have seen a 15% FTP increase in that time, knocking on the door of 4w/kg. I have a steady and healthy diet with a 400ish calorie deficit on non-training days.
Question is - Is my smart scale junk, am I reading Matt’s chart wrong or have others seen similar outcomes?