Podcast 070: Lyle McDonald – Refeeds Revised

Lyle McDonald is back on the show, today we talk refeeds.

He has been interested in all aspects of human performance physiology since becoming involved in competitive sports as a teenager. Pursuing a degree in Physiological Sciences from UCLA, he has spent almost 20 years of his life studying human physiology and the science, art and practice of human performance, muscle gain, fat loss and body recomposition.

Through his books, articles and his forum, he has helped thousands lose fat, gain muscle and get stronger or perform better.

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Time stamps:

  • 01:30 History/Definition of Flexible Dieting & Refeeds
  • 07:28 Purpose of the refeed
  • 19:40 Refeeds for women
  • 25:25 How many days do we need to benefit from a refeed?
  • 36:05 Linear deficit vs. low days & high days?
  • 55:18 Additional benefits to refeeds for different athletes

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