Podcast 093: The Dr’s Roundtable – Mike Israetel & Eric Helms: Overload & Muscle Damage for Hypertrophy


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The Dr’s roundtable:

Dr. Mike Israetel and Dr. Eric Helms get into a discussion around the overload principles. Talking about things such as what progressive overload actually means, ways to progressively overload and additionally to that the doctors debate about the importance of muscle damage in regards to hypertrophy.


Dr. Eric Helms is a pro natural bodybuilder, PHD, author and coach.

This is another Q&A with Dr. Helms. In this episode Eric talks about the importance of carb timing during refeeds, his take on high carb massing and if you should count veggies and fibre intake during contest prep.

Eric and his coaching team 3D Muscle Journey has the following goals:

“Our goal is to provide a community where you can look at your brothers and sisters and know that they are walking the same path. We exist to serve the drug-free strength and physique community by providing evidence-based information, community support, recognition to natural competitors, and holistic coaching to help athletes fulfil their true potential in all facets life.”


Dr. Mike Israetel was a professor of Exercise Science at Temple University, and University of Central Missouri, where he taught Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, and Advanced Programming for sports and fitness.  Mike has coached numerous powerlifters, weightlifters, bodybuilders, and other individuals in both diet and weight training.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Mike is was a competitive powerlifter,and now bodybuilder, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappler. Most time spent now on podcasts, renaissance periodisation (RP+), ebooks, facebook, travelling doing cool seminars.


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Time stamps:

  • 00:32 Eric defines what exactly progressive overload is?
  • 02:36 Eric then talks about different ways to progress specifically for hypertrophy
  • 05:50 Mike shares his thoughts on ways to progressively overload
  • 16:20 Eric responds to Mike’s hierarchy of progression models
  • 21:49 Eric touches on the accumulated progression model of MEV to MRV
  • 28:34 Mike comments back to Eric’s criticism of the hierarchy and MRV concept
  • 46:41 Eric asks Mike about the role and importance of muscle damage for hypertrophy
  • 52:54 Eric talks about his stance on muscle damage in regards to hypertrophy
  • 58:30 Mike responds to Eric’s opinion
  • 01:08:46 The two discuss how to assess progress starting with Eric
  • 01:16:04 Mike shares his way of assessing progress

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