About The Authors

About The Authors

Chief Author – Eric Helms, PhD

Coach, athlete, author, eductor and researcher, 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, a PhD in strength and conditioning, and is a research fellow for AUT at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand.

Co-Author – Andrea Valdez

Andrea is a figure competitor, powerlifter, and natural bodybuilding coach for Team 3D Muscle Journey.

She has trained athletes in multiple disciplines for over 13 years, and has a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. She has devoted her life to sharing these experiences by authoring many eBooks and articles for ANDREAVALDEZ.NET and other media outlets.

You can follow Andrea’s competitive endeavors on YouTube, where she has been documenting her athletic journey in video diaries since 2012. Aside from her sport-specific training, she also loves flipping around and doing handstands anywhere possible.

Andrea and Eric are both coaches with 3D Muscle Journey, a team dedicated to helping drug free strength and physique athletes succeed in sport and life. To find out more about 3DMJ coaching go here.

Chief Author – Eric Helms

Coach, athlete, author, eductor and researcher, 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.

Co-Author – Andrea Valdez

Andrea is a figure competitor, powerlifter, and natural bodybuilding coach for Team 3D Muscle Journey.

She has trained athletes in multiple disciplines for over 13 years, and has a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oklahoma. She has devoted her life to sharing these experiences by authoring many eBooks and articles for ANDREAVALDEZ.NET and other media outlets.

You can follow Andrea’s competitive endeavors on YouTube, where she has been documenting her athletic journey in video diaries since 2012. Aside from her sport-specific training, she also loves flipping around and doing handstands anywhere possible.

Andrea and Eric are both coaches with 3D Muscle Journey, a team dedicated to helping drug free strength and physique athletes succeed in sport and life. To find out more about 3DMJ coaching go here.

Co-Author – Andy Morgan

Andy Morgan is an online nutrition and training coach, and fitness writer. He is known for his no-nonsense diet and training guides over at  Rippedbody.com. He is based in Osaka, Japan, but has clients all over the world. He’s also the man behind building and growing Athletebody.jp into Japan’s most popular fitness information website, and he’s on a mission to raise the level of the industry there.

On his site you can find information about Andy’s online coaching services, and how you can get a copy of his book dedicated to making diet adjustments for your goals, The Last Shred: How to Adjust Your Diet Like a pro to Reach Single Digit Body Fat. This is an excellent companion to The Muscle and Strength Nutritional Pyramid, and a book Eric and the 3DMJ team have contributed to as well.

Co-Author – Andy Morgan

Andy Morgan is an online nutrition and training coach, and fitness writer. He is known for his no-nonsense diet and training guides over at  Rippedbody.com. He is based in Osaka, Japan, but has clients all over the world. He’s also the man behind building and growing Athletebody.jp into Japan’s most popular fitness information website, and he’s on a mission to raise the level of the industry there.

On his site you can find information about Andy’s online coaching services, and how you can get a copy of his book dedicated to making diet adjustments for your goals, The Last Shred: How to Adjust Your Diet Like a pro to Reach Single Digit Body Fat. This is an excellent companion to The Muscle and Strength Nutritional Pyramid, and a book Eric and the 3DMJ team have contributed to as well.