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October 2, 2017

All-Round Weighlifting | Eric Todd

All-Round Weighlifting | Eric Todd One of the things I love about competing in all-round weightlifting is the postal competition. This is where you gather regionally and do your lifts in front of a certified official, and then the results are sent to a central location to be compiled and...

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July 19, 2017

Competing in Obscure Strength Sports | Eric Todd

There are a number of strength disciplines that one can choose to compete in if pursuing an athletic career in strength sports/physical culture. I have competed in strongman, highland games, highlander, powerlifting, all-round, and even one Olympic lifting meet. There is also arm wrestling and bodybuilding, but probably others that...

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June 14, 2017

Breaking Records | Eric Todd

It has a spell since my last blog, so I thought I would take a moment to get you all caught up with what I have been up to. Training has been going well for the most part. My upper body has been progressing well, my front and back squats...

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January 23, 2017

IAWA Gold Cup Recap | Eric Todd

This past October, I competed in the IAWA Gold Cup meet. It is like the World Championships of record breaker days. You choose one lift and your opener must be a World Record. There were lifters from the US, Britain, Scotland, Finland and Australia. I chose a lift called Lateral...

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September 29, 2016

Continuing Down the Path of Progress | Eric Todd

School is back in session, and life has become even busier. My training is still progressing which has been positive. I finally reintroduced back squats into my regiment, and though very light for the time being, they feel good. I have even competed twice in the past month. The first...

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June 21, 2016

Summertime is Here | Eric Todd

The past couple months of school were quite interesting and turned out to be some of the most challenging in my tenure. While I loved every minute of it, I was emotionally drained by the end of the year. I guess the school thought I did a pretty good job...

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March 30, 2016

Rehabbing Injuries | Eric Todd

It’s time again to update everyone on my progress since re-injuring my back and starting the slow road to recovery. Overall I felt like physical therapy went well and, functionally, I feel much better than I did. I can pick up my kids Phoebe and Everett with no issues, and...

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December 9, 2015

Learning the Hard Way | Eric Todd

Recently my training has changed drastically out of necessity. About two years ago, I re-injured my lower back while deadlifting. Instead of immediately going to the doctor I tried training through it and training around it. While there were quite a few lifts I could still do well, I was...

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May 6, 2015

USAWA Heavy Lift Championships Recap.

This past Saturday I competed in the USAWA Heavy Lift Championships. I won this meet in 2012 and 2014 so I was eager to win this competition again. Prior to the competition my heavy lift training was going very well, despite some injuries. When I saw who was competing at...

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January 6, 2015

USAWA Old Time Strongman Championship Recap

2014 ended strong as I finished my season competing in the USAWA Old Time Strongman Championship. Four disciplines were contested at this competition: Apollon’s Axle, Saxon Snatch, Dinnie Lift, and Hand and Thigh. My personal results are as follows: Saxon Swatch: I tied for first place honors in this lift...

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