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THE LYSS METHOD

  • The Lyss Method is a group coaching based program. Find 1:1 coaching information here. 
  • The Lyss Method is a templated, adjustable, self-progressed program. It is made so you can adjust for yourself as needed but it is not personalized or 1:1 coaching. You have messaging access to Lyss and the group within the app for all questions or program adjustments. 

Yes we offer video feedback directly in the TLM app with coach Dani.

Yep! Once you are in the program you can switch between any of the programs. So if you aren’t sure which one to sign up for or sign up for the wrong one you can always switch once you are IN it!

  • You can start in BEGIN still. We have BEGIN programmed for 100% beginners but you can skip to month 2 or 3 once you are in it if you want to skip past some of the very basic base building into more of the dumbbell to barbell transition phase. Afterwards you can go into PERFORM, BUILD OR METCON.
    • If you have some lifting experience but still have a lot of progress to make that is okay! You can go right into blocks 3-6 or PERFORM, BUILD OR METCON, you will see suggestions in the program to drop your RPE (we chat about that there!) or how to modify progress so it’s sustainable to YOU. The first block of training is also very simple so everyone can comfortably ease in.

With an active TLM subscription you have access to add any of my running programs to your portal during that time. 

You can leave at any time! No minimum monthly commitment. Once you are in you are in, once you leave your portal is deactivated and you are free to go! You can be in for 1 month or forever!

  • TLM utilizes a mix of classic strength movements, power lifting barbell compounds, power training and muscle building accessories. We program with minimal equipment so all workouts are friendly to almost any gym space or at home training. We use a mix of barbell, dumbbell/kettlebell, banded or cable, or bodyweight based training.

     

    Please note, within every TLM workout you can swap any main compound for a machine or non barbell variation based on preference or equipment you have.

     

    You will see main lifts and movement patterns such as:

    • Bench
    • Squat
    • Deadlift
    • Over-head press
    • Row


    Other movement patterns you will see in TLM:

    • Split Squats, Lunges, Cossack Squats, Step Up variations or similar
    • Single Arm Shoulder Press, Incline DB Chest Press, Lateral/Front/Rear Shoulder Raises, or other Shoulder or Chest Pressing variations
    • Single Arm DB Row, Cable or Banded Rows, Lat Pull Downs, Inverted Row Rowing Variations 
    • RDLs, Nordic Curls, Hamstring Curls, or other Hamstring Accessories Variations
    • Pull Ups, Push Ups, Chin Ups, Dips
    • Upper and Lower Body Plyometrics
    • Fast Bar or Weighted Speed-Strength Movements (Skipping, Hopping, Jumping, Exploding Variations)
    • Dumbbell Based Olympic-Style or Power Movements like DB Snatch, DB Clean, DB Push Press, DB Jumps

     

    You will ONLY see barbell based olympic style lifting in later blocks of METCON on the optional 4th day, so it is not required. There is no other olympic lifting in any TLM program.

You sure can! Every program is now compatible to be at home friendly and/or you can now swap barbell or cable movements directly in the app for dumbbells, kettlebells or bands.

Sure can! I recommend doing TLM METCON and swapping out our metcons for your Functional fitness classes OR doing PERFORM alongside these group fitness classes. 

All people are welcome and able to do any of my training programs or use any of my ebooks. Fitness looks very similar within these populations and I train everyone with the same method and approach :)!

Yep! TLM is designed to be done from *almost* anywhere! If you are training at home but have the necessary equipment listed under each program you can do it at home. Many clients do TLM from home with basic equipment and crush it :)!

You may just have to swap things, which you can always do in the app. We directly program in suggested swaps for all movements. 

Yep! TLM is designed to be done from *almost* anywhere! If you are training at any gym but have the necessary equipment listed under each program you can do it at any gym and swap a barbell for a smith machine if needed. Many clients do TLM from planet fitness or similar gyms and crush it :)! You may just have to swap things, which you can always do in the app.

www.instagram.com/klhnutrition

With my programs being resistance training based you will go through various cycles that are aimed to get you stronger. These will be paired with accessory work to target more isolated muscle groups. Overall, when paired with a sufficient diet (adequate protein and calories) will result in muscle gain along with your strength gains over time!

Lifting & gaining muscle is one of the best and most efficient approaches to improving body composition. However, this goal will need to be paired with appropriate nutrition. TLM is a strength & lifting program that can help support this goal, along with adequate and proper nutritional needs that pair your goal!

The Lyss Method program METCON and the on demand cardio library does utilize metabolic style conditioning similar to the exercise modality similar to crossfit. Alison and Lyss are both crossfit level 1 and 2 trainers. TLM does not program any advanced level barbell or gymnastics moves at first, and options for scaling or swapping exercise are always available.

TLM workouts are app based. You only have access to these workouts while you are subscribed to the app. TLM workouts are not a PDF or excel document.If you are looking for a one time purchase program, please see my TRAIN guide + template provided within this!

Please email hello@doclyssfitness.com for student discounts. 

Running

TLM running programs, endure and TRAIL (formerly ultra) guides

TLM running programs:

Nope you can start the program whenever you are ready!

Once you purchase a running program it is yours to use as long as you have an active subscription.

Absolutely! My programs were written for people just like you! 

    • We have an absolutely 100% BEGINNER program that will ease you into running over 12 weeks
    • It is designed to be slow, realistic and get you there with less injuries, pain or frustration!

People often (not always) tend to get shin splints or little tiny nagging niggle while running by trying to ramp up miles too fast and too soon.

      • My running programs are programmed to very slowly, sustainably, and safely increase your running volume so you can actually adapt. Most customers report lower or less injury rates than with past running attempts or programs due to this!

 

This is NOT medical advice. If you have a more serious injury or concern please always contact your physical therapist or doctor before starting any exercise program. I can not safely clear you for any exercise or underlying injury.

 

Sure can! I recommend doing the plan that corresponds with the distance of your race and pairing it with strength training, circuit and/or obstacle specific training.

 

Inside TLM we recommend doing our weekly METCONs alongside running and lifting to help train for these goals.

Sure can! ENDURE has information that will help you do this with your own training. Once inside the TLM app we can help you modify any TLM program for trail or you can do the program as is on trail!

If you are just running on trail just for fun then no need to worry about race-specific course training.

You 100% can! There is no requirement to race after doing any of the TLM running programs. Each program will help you get to that goal distance of choice but you can just run it on your own after once getting there, have a fun “fake race” or go crush the real thing! We also have 3 off season or base building programs for those looking to maintain or gain basic running fitness and not race for any specific distance once you have an established running base!

We have a 1 mile and 2 mile for time program that are perfect for these goals!

All people are welcome and able to do any of my training programs or use any of my ebooks. Fitness looks very similar within these populations and I train everyone with the same method and approach :)!

endure:

No, all TLM running programs are now in the TLM app as individual program purchases. The ENDURE ebook is an educational resource that will enhance your running experience and success and is highly recommended to pair alongside these!

Absolutely! ENDURE was written for people just like you! The information in ENDURE will actually help you understand running better and be much less frustrated with it, train smarter, fuel smarter and prepare for your race(s) better!

You can compliment it with TLM Where we have an absolutely 100% BEGINNER program that will slowly build you up to running longer over 12 weks.

It is designed to be slow, realistic and get you there injury free! 

ENDURE has a full section on how to determine your calorie and macro needs in general as well as before, after and during your runs. As well as a section of what to focus on for post race recovery.

ENDURE includes information on:

    • Trail running 101, all the details you need to start running on trail.
    •  Beginner tips & transitioning from road to trail
    • Running vs hiking, understand vertical gain/loss & training for specific terrain
    • Back to back long runs, what are they & why we do them
    • Trail safety & finding trails
    •  Training tips for up and downhill running/hiking
    • Altitude 
    • Intra run nutrition
    • Hydration, filtering water, bottles vs. bladders 
    • Picking your race & race day tips + tricks
    • Gear basics 101: What you need, kind of pack to get, how to pack your pack
    • How to adapt your TLM plans for trail if you want a shorter distance or are a beginner
    • Running zones and how to calculate your running paces, how to modify this for trail.

TRAIN / science based LIFTING ebook

It is not a full training program, but has a BYO lifting template! This is my exercise & lifting science based training ebook. It’s designed to help explain all the basic science that goes behind strength training, lifting, fitness and the things we tend to be the most confused about. It includes a BYO lifting template with a pre set up 2, 3 or 4 day lifting structure for you.

 

For a fully programed lifting program checkout The Lyss Method.

Yes! A lot of what I have in this guide builds on the basics of what you learn in your certification or undergraduate degree process using what Lyss knows to be the most up to date and simplified explanations of the research.

No train is a PDF ebook and an excel sheet lifting template.

 

For access to lifting programs within the TLM app that is The Lyss Method where Lyss Programs all your workouts and you have app access and ability to track them within it!

You may have a lot of lifting experience but I can’t tell you how much knowledge you have! If you know how to lift but don’t quite understand the science behind it such as how to pick your weights, super sets, muscle fibers, energy systems and want to level up your knowledge and understanding on why you do what you do, then yes!

Yes the lifting template has a 2 and 3 day split that is perfect for you to start with :)! Otherwise I recommend joining us The Lyss Method BEGIN program!

 

You may not have a lot of lifting experience but I can’t tell you how much knowledge you have!If you don’t know a lot about fitness and lift but don’t quite understand the science behind it such as how to pick your weights, super sets, muscle fibers, energy systems and want to level up your knowledge and understanding on why you do what you do, then yes! 

 

This is especially true and important if you feel like you have been confused by fitspo culture and can’t quite figure out what is true or not in how to workout!

The TRAIN template can be used with barbell’s, machines or dumb-bells/kettle-bell’s and/or resistance bands or towers. Since the template is build it your self you can choose which exercise you do and the equipment needed that you have access too!  You will at the minimum need access to weights of any kind. 

If training from home without barbell access I always recommend a variety of weights that can challenge both your upper and lower body. You may need to get more weights with time! As well as a pack of multi resistance resistance bands (amazon has these).

Some rough ranges of dumbbells or kettlebells to own/purchase would be:
Beginner: 10-40 lbs
Intermediate 20-70 lbs
Advanced 25-80 lbs

HYBRID

It does not have a lifting program (that’s t he TRAIN template or the Little Lyss Method), or a running program (that’s TLM running programs or TRAIL). HYBRID is an ebook that will teach you how to combine any of my running and lifting products. If you want a program that has BOTH LIFTING and RUNNING in the same program, The Lyss Method has both in the app!

Nope! If you have your own lifting and/or running program, you can use it on its own!

Nope! HYBRID can help you mix other endurance activities with lifting as well.

It helps do a deep dive more specifically into hybrid training & how to do it based on your goals & seasons. It also goes far more in depth with specific examples than the small second in those ebooks.

It is! It talks through the differences in volume & has beginner specific weekly example set ups.

This is exactly what you need!This is what HYBRID was designed to help you do. Creating a solution + providing direct answers for any level, goals, or season.

You do not. The guide helps you distinguish between if your goal is to be “HYBRID” or general health or more running vs. Lifting focused.

You can. You may need to adjust some of it to fit in 3 modes of endurance. But the templates have drop-down options for you to self-program your week for bike, run and swim. The science applies.

No, that is my ebook ENDURE. The science in endure will help you understand the different aerobic adaptations.

No, that is my ebook TRAIN. The info in train will be helpful to understand structuring your lifts to fit with hybrid.

Yes, you can. One of the examples in the guide is for a crossfitter looking to add in running. Hybrid + endure is what I would pair for this.

There is a small bit for intra workout & general recovery.

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