Eric Helms holds two masters degrees. A masters of philosophy in sports nutrition for energy restricted weight lifters, and a masters of exercise science in performance enhancement and injury prevention. He is a certified power lifting judge, weight lifting coach, personal trainer, strength and conditioning, fitness nutrition and performance enhancement specialist with the NSCA, NASM and USAW. He is a co-owner of 3D Muscle Journey LLC, a consulting business for drug free physique and strength athletes and serious gym goers and has been a personal trainer, nutritional consultant, strength and conditioning, power lifting and bodybuilding coach for a decade. He has written for the NSCA, Alan Aragon’s Research Review, Ireland’s Gym magazine, SimplyShredded.com, and various academic journals on sports nutrition and strength and performance. A competitive athlete himself, Eric is professionally qualified with the International Natural Bodybuilding Association, competes in raw powerlifting at the international level and also competes in Olympic weightlifting. He is currently pursuing his PhD in strength and conditioning at AUT University in Auckland New Zealand.