January 21, 2015




The Protein Spectrum for Endurance Sport

By Eric Helms, MPhil, MS, CSCS, NASM FNS & PES


I’ve looked up to my cousin Josh since I was young. Whether he’s known it or not, he modelled values and behaviours that are now part of my life code. In...

December 3, 2014

A few weeks ago a guy walked into our gym. He was clad in tattered black leather, and even though he was small in stature, he carried a great weight on his shoulders and behind his eyes.  The bitter smell of nicotine assaulted me as he came closer.


“I need some help wi...

February 22, 2014

In this chapter I encounter a bear that changes the game completely.  Thanks for continuing this journey with me!


Chapter 5 - The Bear


(I met a friend named Demian on the trail and we camped together this night.  Sometime in the dark of night we awoke to find a bear tr...

February 12, 2014

In this chapter my 211 mile John Muir Trail journey finally begins!


Chapter 4 – DAY 1

(Happy Isles to Lyell Headwaters ~ 35 miles)


...still in the dark, I broke down and packed my sleeping gear by touch, having already memorized the shapes and textures.  I could hear th...

February 3, 2014

The story continues with an excerpt from Chapter 3 in which I finally get to Yosemite to start my journey!


Chapter 3 – And So It Begins (Excerpt)


“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir


As July wound down, I found my heart beating a little faster.  I wasn’...

January 27, 2014

Here's my third weekly book excerpt.  I'm posting them chronologically (imagine that) so this selection is from Chapter 2.  This is a relatively short chapter as it is mostly logistics, but I tried to make it interesting and relevant.  Enjoy!



December 5, 2013

In this video I discuss the mental techniques I've used to supercharge my life.  Simple, effective, life changing stuff.  Enjoy!

November 24, 2013

I’d love to say I’m different, but I think I followed a fairly traditional path.  From team athlete, to triathlete, to road runner, to trail runner – learning more about myself with each step.  And now that the trails have been my cocoon and I’ve emerged a dusty, dehyd...

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