Episode #47: Dr. Eric Helms -- Bodybuilding, Supplements, & MORE

 Episode #47 of the Supplement Engineer Podcast features Dr. Eric Helms -- researcher, coach, athlete, science communicator, founding member of 3D Muscle Journey, and co-host of the Iron Culture Podcast

In this episode of the Supplement Engineer Podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Eric Helms.


Dr. Helms is a veteran of the United States Air Force, an accomplished professional natural bodybuilder, a PhD in strength and conditioning, the chief science officer for 3D Muscle Journey, and Captain America of the Evidence-Based Avengers.

Video Interview

Show Notes

In this wide-ranging episode, we discuss:

  • Life in New Zealand and differences between life in the USA
  • The many different “hats” Dr. Helms wears (coach, athlete, science communicator, author, etc.)
  • Biggest differences between this competition season and his previous ones
  • The dawn of the “enlightened meathead”
  • Avoiding obsession and compulsion while becoming proficient in a art form (bodybuilding, martial arts, etc.)
  • Being a man of many talents while staving off burnout
  • Undertaking new challenges with Strongman training
  • Volume, intensity, and knowing how hard to push during training in order to make progress
  • Coaching clients who thrive off “crushing” every workout
  • “99% of the supplements available on the market don’t do anything”
  • What role (if any) supplements play in helping people succeed in training
  • Dr. Helms’ personal experience with dietary supplements
  • How much evidence does he need to see before feeling comfortable enough to use a supplement or recommend it
  • Being an “early adopter” with new dietary supplements
  • Dr. Helms’ current supplement stack

Audio-Only Version

Where to Find Dr. Helms

Dr. Eric Helms IG: https://www.instagram.com/helms3dmj/

3DMJ Website: https://3dmusclejourney.com/blog/

Iron Culture Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/iron-culture/id1452114380?mt=2

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