72 episodes

The Messy Middle Podcast is hosted by Doc Lyss. Lyss holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. The Messy Middle Podcast is here to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle.

Chatting all things fitness, metabolism, female physiology, running, lifting, hybrid training, and between. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-messy-middle-podast/support

The Messy Middle Podcast The Messy Middle Podcast

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 317 Ratings

The Messy Middle Podcast is hosted by Doc Lyss. Lyss holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. The Messy Middle Podcast is here to help create conversations around fitness and wellness that fall between the polarizing ends of the messages we often receive. After all, life is best lived in the messy middle.

Chatting all things fitness, metabolism, female physiology, running, lifting, hybrid training, and between. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-messy-middle-podast/support

    Episode 69: What to look for in lifting programs for runners.

    Episode 69: What to look for in lifting programs for runners.

    What does a good lifting routine and program ACTUALLY look like for runners? This video covers what you'll want to look for, key components, movement examples, and common mistakes. Runners... you don't want to miss this one!



    💪 Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BhzUpRFkjuM



    🎥 Glute Gains for Runners: https://bit.ly/3QzFcjc

    🎥 Making Weight Jumps in the Gym: https://bit.ly/3QyJKWS

    🎥 Making the Most Out of Home Workouts: https://bit.ly/44yJvkq



    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/



    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/



    🤘🏻Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.

    We offer lifting, running and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.

    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method



    🏃🏻‍♀️Learn more about the science of running, lifting or hybrid training.

    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u

    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly

    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q



    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.

    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    • 17 min
    Episode 68: How to train for altitude

    Episode 68: How to train for altitude

    Do you live a sea level, but have an adventure or hike planned somewhere at altitude? Want to make things a bit easier while you're there? Here are some tips to get you ready to go! 🤘

    ⏰ Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Introduction

    1:20 - How does altitude affect your training?

    2:40 - Visual graph

    3:25 - How to improve at altitude

    3:40 - Improve cardiovascular fitness

    6:40 - How long true acclimatization takes

    7:30 - It's going to feel hard and that's okay

    7:45 - HYDRATE and electrolytes

    9:00 - Monitor alcohol intake

    9:35 - Focus on sleep

    10:40 - Carbohydrate intake

    12:38 - Slow down your pace

    14:15 - Start early1

    4:45 - It's okay to stop/turn around

    16:45 - Wrap up/recap

    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/

    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/

    🤘🏻Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.
    We offer lifting, running and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method

    🏃🏻‍♀️Learn more about the science of running, lifting or hybrid training.
    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u
    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly
    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q

    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    • 20 min
    Episode 67: Is your cardio working?

    Episode 67: Is your cardio working?

    Having you been putting in the work with your cardiovascular training, but not sure if it's working or if you're making improvements? Well, here are a few under-appreciated feedback markers from Doc Lyss that you can look for to check progress! Keep after it!


    ⏰ Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Intro

    :25 - Under-appreciated adaptations

    :48 - Decreased resting HR

    2:15 - HRV improvement

    3:30 - Resting blood pressure

    4:45 - Improved recovery

    5:50 - Feeling less winded

    6:45 - Does it feel easier?

    8:15 - Can you do more work easier?

    9:25 - Give them time (maybe months)

    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/

    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/

    🤘🏻Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.
    We offer lifting, running and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method

    🏃🏻‍♀️ Learn more about the science of running, lifting or hybrid training.
    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u
    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly
    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q

    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    • 12 min
    Episode 66: What counts as cardio?

    Episode 66: What counts as cardio?

    Confused about what counts are cardio? Do you need it? How many minutes per week? In this solo episode, Doc Lyss shares all the information you'll need on cardiovascular training and what true cardio looks like.

    Referenced Videos:
    🎥 Do your daily steps really matter? https://youtu.be/v3rGTv7LbwM
    🎥 Running Zones 101: https://youtu.be/K3hF3dWe9Ro

    ⏰ Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Introduction
    0:35 - What is cardio? What counts?
    1:20 - You don't have to be a runner.
    1:40 - Cardio explanation/breakdown.
    3:30 - What to think about with cardio.
    5:00 - Does walking count?
    7:05 - Do METCONS/circuits count?
    9:09 - Low, moderate, and high intensity.
    12:30 - Recommended guidelines.

    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/

    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/

    🤘🏻 Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.
    We offer lifting, running and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method

    🏃🏻‍♀️Learn more about the science of running, lifting or hybrid training.
    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u
    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly
    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q

    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-messy-middle-podast/support

    • 17 min
    Episode 65: Making Progressive Overload Training More FUN

    Episode 65: Making Progressive Overload Training More FUN

    In this solo episode with Doc Lyss, she chats about how to make progress overload training and repeating patterns less boring. This is the biggest reported obstacle she hears from her community, so Doc Lyss dives into some insightful, tough love tips for you!



    ⏰ Time Stamps:
    0:00 - Introduction
    0:44 - Be sure to like, subscribe, and review
    1:00 - Why follow progressive overload anyways?
    1:45 - Lifting is a skill
    2:05 - Choosing the right weights
    4:30 - The component of intensity
    7:00 - Getting better = interesting
    9:00 - Keeping progress markers
    9:45 - Keep the rest of your training variable
    11:30 - Mix up your lifting goal/training

    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/

    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/

    🤘🏻Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.
    We offer lifting, running and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method

    🏃🏻‍♀️Learn more about the science of running, lifting or hybrid training.
    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u
    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly
    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q

    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    • 17 min
    Episode 64: Training for Performance vs Aesthetics

    Episode 64: Training for 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.



    ⏰ 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

    ⭐️ Follow Alyssa on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/doclyssfitness/

    ⭐️ Follow The Lyss Method on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thelyssmethod/

    🤘🏻Train with us in The Lyss Method where we do ‘hybrid’ training on YOUR terms.
    We offer lifting, running, and cardio programs for every fitness level and schedule.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/the-lyss-method

    🏃🏻‍♀️Learn more about the science of running, lifting, or hybrid training.
    → ENDURE RUNNING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3mRee7u
    → HYBRID ‘HOW TO’ EBOOK: https://bit.ly/3JCsIly
    → TRAIN LIFTING EBOOK: https://bit.ly/32KiC1q

    🧡 Shop my favorite supplements, gear, skincare and products here.
    → https://doclyssfitness.com/products-i-love


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    Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-messy-middle-podast/support

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
317 Ratings

317 Ratings

Meag.13 ,

Love Lyss!!

I’ve been in the fitness space for a long time and already know quite a bit, but I still learn so much from each podcast! Lyss speaks in a way that makes complex concepts easy to understand - and more importantly - helps you understand how to actually apply those concepts. Highly recommend to absolutely anyone who is even remotely interested in health/fitness!

C_bainbridge4 ,

Love the podcast and to listen as I run!

I love listening to the podcast as I run! I love the energy and content! So much opportunities to learn regardless of what level you are at!

4star1 ,

Great podcast!

Lyss is REAL. Shares actual knowledge in an understandable way while sharing life. Great information for beginners, non-runners, and runners. Love it!

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