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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, 103 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
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

rockisnourishment ,

Iron Culture is a gift to lifters

Iron Culture is a gift to the lifting community. Eric and Omar cover multiple of facets of lifting culture (bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, strength & conditioning, +++) treating each and every topic with intellectual honesty/humility, fairness, *ACTUAL* expertise and evidence, and most of all a passion for exploring and giving back to weightlifting community.

I’m so glad I found this podcast - there is so much pseudo-science and extremism across the fitness industry that makes it really difficult to tease out the truth from what sells. These dudes fearlessly prioritize nuance which without fail leads to super interesting discussions.

If you’re a bodybuilder and you’re not consuming at least SOME of Eric Helm’s content you’re missing the boat - in particular the balance and lifestyle stabilizing elements of BB as a sport. Omar nails his schtick as the outlandish lifting layman and really glues together the dynamic of the show. That said he’s also incredibly knowledgeable and a helluva strong and experienced natural lifter. These guys know their stuff. Listen to freaking podcast already.

awlawren ,

💪🕶👍

Good job doods. Really appreciate the candor during the 3Diron discussion -thanks

Edit 1: just want to add that I appreciate your not playing EA Sports hype music during your intro/outro

Aaron2691 ,

Great Podcast!

Eric and Omar do a great job being top quality content and information and superb guests who actually know what they’re talking about! I love the focus on the entire lifting culture, whatever discipline you’re in. Quickly becoming one of my favorite podcasts! Keep it coming guys!

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