Team 3DMJ Coach - Eric Helms
Pro Natural Bodybuilder, MPhil, MS, CSCS
Eric began his bodybuilding journey at six foot, 170lbs at the age of 21 in 2004. What originally began as a border-line destructive, unhealthy obsession, bodybuilding eventually transformed into a healthy life passion. Eric had fitness and athletic experience by the time he was bitten by the iron bug, yet nothing challenged him like bodybuilding. Fighting for every ounce of muscle, Eric continually strives to transform his physique into that of a champion natural bodybuilder and powerlifter.
Eric forges his physique through determination, desire, dedication, and a commitment to learning the intricate details of physiology, nutrition and exercise science.
Eric Helms has been a strength coach and professional trainer for over a decade. He’s worked as a physical conditioning leader and mentor in the United States Air Force, a multi-sport strength and conditioning coach, a trainer in gyms, private studios, medical fitness and rehabilitation centers. He’s taught and designed courses on sports nutrition, exercise science, weight training program design and coaching theory at the post-secondary level at Bryan College in Sacramento California and he is also a graduate teaching assistant at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), teaching a graduate level course on enhancing muscular performance.
Eric has a comprehensive array of certifications in the fields of personal training, performance enhancement, sports nutrition and strength and conditioning. He has a Bachelor’s in Sports Management: Fitness and Wellness, and a Master’s in Exercise Science & Health Promotion: Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master's of Philosophy from AUT in Auckland, New Zealand with a thesis titled "Exploring protein and macronutrient intakes in lean bodybuilders during caloric restriction." He’s continuing his studies as a PhD student in Strength & Conditioning researching auto-regulation in resistance training at AUT.
As a part of the 3DMuscleJourney coaching staff he acts as a coach for raw powerlifters, natural bodybuilders, and serious weight lifters of all walks of life.
INBA Team Nevada - 1st Open Men's Tall Class, 1st Men's Open Overall, PNBA Pro Card Winner
INBA California Championships - 2nd Men's Open Tall Class, Best Poser
INBF West Coast Classic - Men's Open Heavyweights - 2nd
INBF WA State Natural Bodybuilding Championships - 1st Men's Open Light Heavyweights
INBF Capital City Natural Bodybuilding Championships - 1st Men's Open Heavyweights
NGA Mr. Natural California - 2nd Men's Open Light Heavyweights, Best Posing Award
INBA Silver and Black Muscle Classic - 3rd Men's Open Tall Class
INBA Silver and Black Muscle Classic - 1st Novice Men's Tall Class
NPC Contra Costa - DNF Novice Men's Middleweights
IPF Auckland Championships - 1st 93kg Unequipped Open Division
IPF New Zealand Unequipped National Championships - 2nd 93kg Unequipped Open Division
IPF Commonwealth & Oceania Championships - 5th (Commonwealth), 4th (Oceania) 93kg Unequipped Open Division
APA West Coast Raw Championships - 2nd 181lb Open Division
APA "All Raw" Billy Funk Memorial Championships - 2nd 198lb Open Division
APA "Raw" Northwestern Regional Power Lifting Championships - 1st 220lb Open Division
APA Northwestern All Raw Championships - 2nd 198lb Open Division
APA Iron Gladiators of the West Powerlifting Meet - 2nd Raw 220lb Open Division
APC Nor Cal Push Pull Power Lifting Championships -2nd 220lb Open Division
YMCA Augusta 1st Annual Powerlifting Competition - 2nd 220lb Open Division, 3rd Overall Best Deadlift