SPP #6: Eric Helms – Autoregulation Science, Tapering & Deloads

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Episode 6: Eric Helms


Guest Bio

Eric Helms

Eric has been involved in the fitness industry since the early 2000’s. For the better part of his career he’s been a coach at 3D Muscle Journey, working with drug free strength and physique competitors at all levels. A competitive athlete himself, he has pro status with the Professional Natural Bodybuilding Association and competes with the IPF at the international level as an unequipped powerlifter.

Eric has published multiple peer reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals and writes 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.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Eric’s autoregulation research
  • How to create autoregulation across microcycles, mesocycles and the macrocycle
  • Approaches to deloads and tapers
  • Inclusion of accessory work and differences in strategies

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