I have to say that I’m really looking forward to this seminar and I already have a small list of questions for Lyle of my own. I think it will make for an excellent weekend. The presentation will take part at St Mary’s College Rugby Club on Tempelville Road in Tempelogue in Dublin Ireland which you’ll find here.
The seminar will cover the basics of sports nutrition including macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and protein), baseline diets, meal frequency, nutrient timing and most importantly the stuff that everyone really wants to hear about…that being how to optimise strength and hypertrophy gains, maximising fat loss and optimising body recomposition.
Lyle is going to cover all the ‘real’ issues in regard to sports nutrition. That is not to say that the science isn’t important because it is but as a coach what I really want to know is what the best practice is.
I am going to come back and edit and add to this post as needs be and I’m sure Lyle will have stuff to add when he sees it as well. The seminar will cost €55 and places will be limited by the size of the venue. So if you want to make sure you have your place guaranteed drop me an email and arrange payment earlier rather than later.
The Lyle McDonald Bio:
Lyle obtained a degree in exercise physiology from the University of California in Los Angeles, graduating in 1993. He has dedicated nearly 20 years of his life to studying human physiology and the art, science, and practice of human performance, muscle gain, fat loss, and body recomposition. He applies a combination of cutting edge research, canny tinkering, and sometimes, a little bit of intuition to develop my hypotheses which I then test in the real world on various guinea pigs (often including himself). Lyle has worked with athletes from numerous sports including bodybuilding, powerlifting, cycling, Olympic lifting and many others, developing training, nutrition, and supplement programs to help athletes maximize their potential. He has published seven books on various aspects of exercise, diet and sports nutrition, and writes a weekly blog on his website at www.bodyrecomposition.com. Lyle has also written for numerous print magazines including Flex and the now defunct Peak Training Journal. He has a regular column in the new magazine, Muscle News. Additionally, he’s written for numerous online publications including Cyberpump, Mesomorphosis, Mind and Muscle, Read the Core, Intelligent Design, Bodybuilding.com, Ironmagazine, Wannabebig, etc.