Eric Helms is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. A trainer since the early 2000’s, he’s worked in a variety of settings with a broad spectrum of clients. Since 2009, he has been a coach for drug free strength and physique competitors at all levels as a part of team 3D Muscle Journey.
Eric regularly publishes peer reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals on physique and Strength Sport in addition to writing for commercial fitness publications. He’s taught undergraduate and graduate level nutrition and exercise science and speaks internationally at academic and commercial conferences for fitness, nutrition and strength and conditioning. He has a BS in fitness and wellness, an MS in exercise science, a second masters in sports nutrition, and is a strength and conditioning PhD candidate at AUT in New Zealand. His research focuses on nutritional manipulation and auto regulation to improve performance and body composition.
Eric has competed since the mid 2000’s in natural bodybuilding, unequipped powerlifting and recently in Olympic lifting. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the IPF at international level events as an unequipped powerlifter.