Eric started lifting at the age of 12, and has been hooked ever since. Eric has a background in powerlifting and strength coaching, and has been competing in natural bodybuilding since 2011. Now he’s a pro natural bodybuilder with a PhD in Human Movement Science, and serves as the Director of Education for Stronger By Science.
As a scientist, Eric has published over thirty peer-reviewed papers on a variety of exercise and nutrition topics related to performance and body composition. Some of his studies have evaluated the effects of dietary supplements, including creatine, caffeine, beta-alanine, and nitric oxide boosters. He has also done research evaluating body composition changes that collegiate and professional athletes experience across a single season, and even across an entire collegiate career. These studies have observed changes in a wide range of sports and competitive levels, including college and NFL football players. Eric was also able to blend his research with his biggest passion, completing multiple studies investigating how to effectively prepare for bodybuilding and physique competitions.
Eric has been involved in strength and fitness coaching for around a decade. Eric spent about four years working with high school wrestling and football teams, and has spent the last six working with a Special Olympics powerlifting team. At Stronger By Science, Eric now coaches online clients with a wide range of goals, and provides leadership and educational support for the entire team of online coaches.
Aside from science, coaching, and bodybuilding, Eric loves coffee, beer, and puppies. You can get in touch with him on Facebook, Twitter (@EricTrexler), Instagram (@TrexlerFitness), or StrongerByScience.com.