Episode 40: Eric Helms on Microcycle Progressions for Volume & for Strength

Episode 40 welcomes Eric Helms, PhD in Strength and Conditioning and author/coach for 3D Muscle Journey.

This episode focuses most notably on microcycle progressions for hypertrophy training, wherein Eric shares his thoughts on the weekly evolution of loading and volume for training health and longevity.

The evidence that he provides for such progression has us rethinking the rate at which we add total work to our athletes’ hypertrophy cycles, so as to be more in line with our own sustainable training practices. 

This episode also touches upon microcycle progressions for strength that echo Mike Tuchscherer’s (Ep. 39) training practices . In fact, Eric credits Mike T. and the influence that Mike has had on his own considerations for strength training methodology.