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PropaneFitness Podcast Episode 2: Interview with Eric Helms

PropaneFitness Podcast Episode 2: Interview with Eric Helms

This week we interviewed Eric Helms from, providing some very measured and rational insights on diet & training. If you're familiar with Matt Ogus, he is one of Eric's clients. If you missed Propane Podcast Episode 1,  here it is.

- Who is Eric?
Strength & Conditioning coach, researcher, bodybuilder, weightlifter and powerlifter. All the lifting.

- Approach to nutrition:
Outcome based approach – calibration period with clients rather than relying a calculator for maintenance, to account for individual differences.

- IIFYM, Clean vs Dirty: Does clean eating make a difference? 
'I don't like to call it that, as it tends to just generate two camps strawmanning the hell out of each other.

This is exemplified by a meme of a guy holding a poptart saying 'u mad bro' compared to only eating the ‘6 bodybuilding approved foods’. 

'With regard to clean/dirty, I don’t give much credence to these terms. The truth is there is nothing inherently unhealthy a