For the past couple of years, an influential fitness professional by the name of Lyle McDonald has been bashing me in public forums including Facebook.
It seems that whenever another individual praises me, Lyle shows up from out of nowhere and fabricates stories about my work and calls me names. Whenever I’ve stepped in and tried to clear up any confusion, Lyle vanishes and won’t respond.
Despite my attempts to reach Lyle, he continues to bash me and continues to attempt to discredit my work. In fact, I sent him an email the other day asking him for a reply, yet predictably he didn’t respond.
Lyle has rightfully earned his reputation as one of the most knowledgable guys in the industry, and I’m open-minded to hearing what he has to say. If he can teach me something, I’m all ears.
Therefore, I hereby challenge Lyle to a debate on any and all points of contention he’s had with my work.
We can arrange to have a neutral party moderate and record the debate. This can be done very easily, and I’m open to video or audio-only formats. The recording could be posted on my blog, Lyle’s blog if he wishes, and the third party’s blog so that everyone can benefit from the conversation. I eagerly await the opportunity.
PS - I’ve been advised by my some of my respected peers to rise above this and move past it. However, the problem is that Lyle’s bashing seems to be a perpetual thing. I feel that this can be resolved in a way that provides a worthwhile educational experience for all involved. I’m interested to hear everyone’s thoughts on this.