Dr Eric Helms providing you with the knowledge and confidence to coach Physique Athletes
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10 HOURS 10 LESSONS
All online, you can learn everywhere, anytime and still get the support you need
You’ll learn how to effectively peak your athletes for their show
You’ll be able to take ensure they are lean enough for stage and maximise their offseason
You’ll learn how to periodize and create programmes for bodybuilding
About Coaching Physique Athletes
Getting someone lean enough for stage can be difficult to do well. Coaching Physique Athletes gives you the tools to not only get someone stage ready, but to do this while taking care of their emotional and physical health as much as possible. This course covers: setting your clients up for success, bodybuilding training and periodization, cardio, setting up their diet and post show. Taking an evidence based approach from one of the best natural bodybuilding coaches in the world, this course is a must if you want to prep someone for stage.
Introduction Into Being a Physique Coach
Be able to describe the physiological and psycho-social demands of contest preparation
Understand your role as a coach
Be able to define the scope of practice of a coach
Pre-Planning For Contest Preparation
Understand the timeline for muscle gain, fat loss and diet recovery
Be able to describe the physiological and psycho-social barriers to diet success
Be able to develop long term plans for the phases of the offseason and competition preparation
Adherence & Consistency
Be able to describe behaviours and approaches that negatively influence dietary adherence and consistency
Be able to describe behaviours and approaches that positively influence dietary adherence and consistency
Be able to develop a nutrition plan that maximises adherence and consistency
Energy Balance & Macronutrients
Understand the role of energy balance for weight loss and weight gain
Understand functions and roles of macronutrients in a nutrition plan
Be able to develop a nutrition plan with appropriate energy and macronutrient intakes for physique competitors
Micronutrients, Nutrient Timing & Supplementation
Understand the role of micronutrients in a nutrition plan for physique competitors
Be able to describe relevant aspects of nutrient timing for physique competitors
Understand the role of supplementation in a nutrition plan for physique competitors
Resistance Training In Bodybuilding
Be able to define and educate clients on the process of adaptation to a stimulus
Understand the time course and components of muscular hypertrophy
Be able to describe the determinants of muscular hypertrophy
Understand the philosophy of periodization and its relevance to physique competition
Understand the influence of volume, intensity and frequency on bodybuilding training
Be able to develop a periodization plan for bodybuilding
Acute Variables of Training
Understand the role of exercise selection in training for hypertrophy
Understand the role of rest periods in training for hypertrophy
Understand the role of tempo in training for hypertrophy
Be able to develop microcycles and individual training sessions for physique competitors
Cardiovascular Training For Bodybuilders
Understand the role of cardiovascular training for physique competitors
Be able to describe the effects of concurrent training on skeletal muscle adaptation
Understand the pros and cons of cardiovascular training for physique competitors
Be able to develop a cardiovascular training plan for physique competitors
Competition Day & Post Competition
Be able to describe the format, judging, and the process of a physique competition
Understand the effects of water, electrolytes, and carbohydrate manipulation on appearance
Understand the importance of presentation and the role of posing
Be able to develop a peak-plan and post-contest transition plan for physique competitors
Be able to describe the physiological and psycho-social status of a competitor post-contest, and guide your clients through dieting recovery
About Dr Eric Helms
Coach of drug-free strength and physique competitors
Eric is a coach of drug-free strength and physique competitors as part of Team 3DMJ, he has competed internationally in powerlifting with the IPF and is a pro qualified natural bodybuilder through the PNBA. He is a co-founder and reviewed of MASS, an author of the Muscle and Strength Pyramids, and multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals. 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. Eric has a BSc 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.
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