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Online Consultations with Lyle McDonald

Lyle McDonald Online Consultations

Bitmoji Lyle McDonald

At long last and after far too many requests, I will be offering online consultations going forwards.

I am not currently offering long-term coaching.

Each consultation will be 60 minutes long and done on Zoom (preferred) or Skype (if we must).

Topics I am most able to cover are

  1. Training (including exercise technique to a limited degree)
  2. Nutrition
  3. Supplementation
  4. Women’s issues and physiology

Topics I am not able to address

  1. Performance enhancing drugs (except perhaps some fat loss drugs)
  2. Specific medical conditions

After you make your purchase, you will receive an email with the link to fill out a pre-consultation questionnaire.  If it does not arrive, please check your spam/trash folder.  If it has still not arrived, contact me at support

After you fill out your questionnaire, I will send you the link to schedule the consultation via Zoom or Skype (if we must).  If I have a particular backlog, I will contact you to let you know how long it may be before I can schedule the consultation.… Keep Reading

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A Challenge to Brad Schoenfeld and James Krieger

Finger GunsSo last Wednesday I put up my analysis of the new Barbalho et. al paper on training volume in men, basically an identical study to the one they did on women.   Given it’s methodological superiority, I once again compared it to Brad’s paper.

As expected Brad and James made typical guru-deflections over my comments.  Because dismissing criticism out of hand is always easier than addressing it honestly or examining your own limitations or trying to actually fix them.

So to them I issue the following challenges:

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So there ya’ go guys.  My challenges to you.  Specific instructions on how you can easily, oh so easily, shut me the fuck up.    It’s what you all want to do, right?  So now you have the chance to do it.

In the roughly 25 years I’ve been doing this and issued such challenges, exactly one person stepped up and he got taken out of the gym in an ambulance. … Keep Reading

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Debriefing the Mike Israetel Debate

So on Thursday December 14th what I am calling the Brawl to Settle Absofuckinglutely Nothing occurred between myself and Mike Israetel.  I guess this means that Mike and I were each other’s Valentine’s day date.  Take that how you will.

Since the discussion was time limited (it still went 90 minutes), there were some things in the middle that weren’t addressed.  More than that, it would have just lengthened it to go in circles.  So I’m using this platform to talk about them.  Mike can do the same.

First, one very important comment, in much of this I have been spelling Mike’s last name wrong, as Isratel.  It wasn’t deliberate, just a mistake.  It’s Israetel and I will make efforts in the future to get it right.  I certainly meant to mention this in the debate and hope I did.  Already the memories fade.  But I wanted to make that correction.… Keep Reading