Podcast 120: Individualisation Roundtable – Mike Israetel, Eric Helms & Menno Henselmans


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

The Individualisation Roundtable:

Dr. Mike Israetel, Dr. Eric Helms and Menno Henselmans get into a discussion around the general principles of individualisation. This implies things like individual differences, genetics, training response and much more!

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.


Menno Henselmans is an online physique coach, fitness model and scientific author.

He is a former business consultant who specialized in advanced statistical data analysis but traded that for what he’s truly passionate about: helping serious trainees attain their ideal physique. His background in science and statistics helped him to develop his Bayesian Bodybuilding method.

Menno has published academic papers, is a speaker at some of the world’s biggest fitness events and is a guest contributor to Alan Aragon’s Research Review.


Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus some free content by clicking here.

We are on iTunes, so subscribe here.

Or soundcloud here


  • 01:08 Mike talks about the genetic elements of individualisation
  • 06:31 Menno elaborates on his method to find what’s optimal
  • 16:39 Mike touches on the MRV concept
  • 21:11 Eric shares his experience on environmental influences
  • 25:44 Menno responds to Eric’s comments on the importance of sleep
  • 28:30 Mike continuous with emphasising sleep and its impact on progress
  • 32:23 Menno gives his take experience on sleep
  • 35:46 Eric speaks about “optimal”
  • 42:56 Eric talks about how the industry takes advantages of people looking for optimisation
  • 48:48 Mike further gets into the things Eric brought up
  • 51:16 Menno mentions that you have to be sceptical when it comes to supplements
  • 55:01 Eric expands on the topic around supplements
  • 57:58 Eric ends with summarising what individualisation implies

Links Mentioned:




Steve spoke to Andy Galpin in which they dig into muscle fibre types, what the most important variables are to consider when growing muscle and much more – listen here.

Get updates of when new podcasts come out straight into your inbox plus some free content by clicking here.

Join my free facebook group or add me on instagram (revivestronger) and ask your question there, I will respond asap. Or if you’re after a fresh training programme I have a free 4 week plan using DUP that you can download for free here.

One more thing…

Do you have a friend who would love the above?

Share this with them and let me know what they think.

[bctt tweet=”Podcast 120: Individualisation Roundtable – Mike Israetel, Eric Helms & Menno Henselmans” username=”revivestronger”]

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

About Us

Revive Stronger means always improving, never being satisfied and that nothing is impossible.

If you’re unhappy with your body or don’t enjoy exercise, maybe your diet is dull or restrictive, we want to help you because you too can Revive Stronger. With our knowledge and experience, we have the ability to provide anyone with the right conditions needed to provide them with the results they desire.

We are a personal coaching service that helps you achieve your goals.
We want you to become the best version of yourself.

Recent Posts

Log in

Not a member yet?

Join Team Revive Stronger
Exclusive Member Area
Join Now for instant Access