What is Bayesian Bodybuilding?
Bayesian refers to the way of thinking developed by the statistician Thomas Bayes. Bayesian methods tell us how to form rational beliefs based on the available information, particularly scientific research. The Bayesian Bodybuilding method is thus data-driven and evidence-based.
Meet the team
Bayesian Bodybuilding always strives for excellence and as such, we require that everyone in the team is not just highly educated but also practices what they preach. Among us we have a trilingual biochemistry doctor, an international boxing medalist, a dual exercise-nutrition MSc, a kinesiologist, a psychologist, a journalist and of course Menno.
Menno Henselmans, creator
Online physique coach, fitness model and scientific author, I’m Menno Henselmans, the creator and director of Bayesian Bodybuilding. Once a former business consultant specialized in advanced statistical data analysis, I traded my company car to do what I’m truly passionate about: help serious trainees attain their ideal physique. My background in science and statistics helped me form Bayesian Bodybuilding.
- BSc magna cum laud from Utrecht University’s international honor’s college UCU.
- MSc with distinction from the University of Warwick.
- Published scientific author.
- Featured author for T-Nation, AARR and many more publications.
Menno’s work has been translated into Dutch, Norwegian, Spanish, Polish, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, Portugese and German.
- Creator of the Bayesian Personal Training Certification Program (PT Course).
- Advisor and co-owner of FitZonderFabels, the Netherlands, and the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences, India.
- International public speaker for i.a. BodyPower, the Norwegian Academy for Personal Training (AFPT), Paleo f(x), Intelligent Strength and the Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Association.
- Certified Personal Trainer with the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA).
- Experienced Bodybuilding coach, including several pro card winning clients and international prize winners in physique sports and powerlifting.
- Fitness model and physique competitor.
Anastasia Zinchenko, researcher
While synthesizing fancy molecules and creating artificial cells for my PhD, I realized that lifting heavy stuff is the “magic pill” to stay cool. This is when I decided to combine my scientific background with my passion for fitness and nutrition. When you take a scientist, powerlifter, bodybuilder, coach, vegan and a rational thinker and shake it well, you get me.
- Fluent in Russian, German and English
- PhD at Cambridge
- National level powerlifter
- Dissertation at CalTech
- MSc with distinction
- Competitive Figure athlete
Richie Hedderman, associate researcher
I started Hurricane Fitness 4 years ago. Starting out as a Boxer at the age of 11 and having been involved in various other sports since I was 6 years old, winning International medals in Boxing, I began running fitness classes in 2011 and since then have gone on to work alongside World and Olympic champions, amateur and professional bodybuilders, clinical and general populations from the ages of 9 to 88 years old, male and female.
Fredrik Tonstad Vårvik, associate researcher
My interest in science and research developed more and more during my bachelors. I am currently doing my Masters degree in Exercise Physiology with resistance training as my main interest. Besides working with research and my studies, I also run the FredFitology blog.
Thomas Campidell, associate researcher
Fascinated by human beings in general, I love learning and teaching concepts that enhance our experience of life. Lifting weights and nutrition are a big part of that as well as constant self improvement. I am currently doing my MSc in Psychology and plan to work as a coach in the near future.
Stijn van Willigen, associate researcher
Joe Flaherty, editor
My search for the “perfect program” led me to discovering Menno & his Bayesian Bodybuilding method (of which I’m certified), which has taught me the “secret” to creating the optimal approach: context. I’m currently using this new knowledge to not only structure my own training & nutrition to accommodate a few severe injuries, but I’m also coaching others using this same framework as an online coach at Tailor-MadeFitness.com.
Ozan Atalag, collaborative researcher
Ozan Atalag, PhD is an evidence-based, certified strength and conditioning specialist, a windsurfing expert and an avid Sport scientist. He is currently working with a few of the best windsurfers in the world. His expertise also covers professional table tennis, tennis and soccer as a S&C coach. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and he teaches classes such as Human Movement and Sports Biomechanics in the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Interested in working with us?
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