YouTube: Performance vs Aesthetics

Join Doc Lyss in this solo episode where she covers training for performance vs aesthetics and all the intricacies including periodization, individual needs, and mapping out your unique goals.

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Time Stamps:

0:00 – Introduction
0:44 – Disclaimer
2:07 – Performance vs Aesthetics
2:37 – Fat Mass + Muscle Mass
4:15 – “Fitness isn’t a look, it’s a skill.”
7:30 – Effects of Nutrition
10:10 – Increasing Muscle Tissue
12:45 – Deficits and Training Volume
15:00 – Periodized Approach
18:22 – Is this the right season?
24:30. – Hypertrophy
25:20 – Strict Carb Sources
27:25 – Potential Fat Mass Increase
29:00 – Honest Conversation with Yourself

Hey, I'm Lyss!

I’m Exercise Physiologist, sports nutritionist, weight lifter, and ultra runner. I am here to bring science to your training in a no-nonsense way. I have helped thousands of women crush big lifting goals, cross race finish lines, and even do both. I’m here to help you do the same!

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