18 episodes

Iron Culture was started by Eric Helms and Omar Isuf as a means of exploring the world of physical culture and attempting to distill a unified philosophy of lifting and to help listeners find greater meaning from the iron. The lifting community has become fractured over the last ~70 years and this Podcast will attempt to explore the fundamental threads that unite these different tribes. The Podcast focuses on dispensing practical, useful information to the listener, bouncing from history, to philosophy, to contemporary lifting culture issues, to science. This can range from teaching the audience about lifting, programming, nutrition, supplements/PEDs and the history of lifting culture. The format includes casual conversations between the two hosts on a variety of topics, discussions with a panel of experts and interviews with authoritative figures in the lifting community.

Iron Culture Eric Helms & Omar Isuf

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    • 5.0, 74 Ratings

Iron Culture was started by Eric Helms and Omar Isuf as a means of exploring the world of physical culture and attempting to distill a unified philosophy of lifting and to help listeners find greater meaning from the iron. The lifting community has become fractured over the last ~70 years and this Podcast will attempt to explore the fundamental threads that unite these different tribes. The Podcast focuses on dispensing practical, useful information to the listener, bouncing from history, to philosophy, to contemporary lifting culture issues, to science. This can range from teaching the audience about lifting, programming, nutrition, supplements/PEDs and the history of lifting culture. The format includes casual conversations between the two hosts on a variety of topics, discussions with a panel of experts and interviews with authoritative figures in the lifting community.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Hoot98 ,

Great fitness podcast!

I’ve been following Omar and Eric Helms for awhile on social media, this podcast is well constructed and I love the atmosphere they bring with positivity and their love for fitness!

Nate J, ,

Great podcast with a great mission

I love this podcast and what they are trying to do. I have to admit that they lose me when they dive into bodybuilding but that is the whole point of this thing: expose people to all sides of iron culture.

They have great insight and tons of experience. They are trying to look at lifting culture as a subject worth studying, as it should be.

I do have one piece of constructive criticism: cut the introductions in half. I know that you will have highly qualified, incredibly intelligent, and insightful guests. That is why I listen to you. You don’t need to introduce them then ask them to introduce themselves.

Swagchampion53 ,

The Podcast Fitness Needs

This perfect blend of science and the culture of lifting is a shining example of the heights that fitness culture can achieve. There is more than enough deceit and exploitation out there, but both omar and eric have put out loads of information that has changed the trajectory of my training, programming, diet, and overall life philosophy foe the better. Their openness and willingness to teach and ponder gives me hope for the future of how lifting is perceived on a larger cultural scale.

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