Continuing Down the Path of Progress | Eric Todd

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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 event was the IAWA World Postal.  While I did not train specifically for this event, I ended up posting the highest pullover and push in the meet, which was my second highest ever.  I even left some in the tank on that one!  

The other meet was the first one I specifically trained for since 2015 Nationals.  It was the Old Time Strongman Championship, which I have won twice.  The competition went pretty well; the first event was the Dinnie Lift, which is usually a pretty good lift for me.  I hit 700 lbs. for my first attempt, but tore my hands up a bit in training, and 730 lbs. would not go this time.  Nevertheless, it was still the highest lift of the meet.  Next was Thor's Hammer.  I tied for top honors in the meet with a all-time national record of 55 lbs., then broke it again with 60 lbs. on a fourth attempt.  The third lift was the Saxon Snatch, where I had the top lift in competition of 105 lbs. tying my all-time PR.   One of my confederates however, hit 110 lbs. on a fourth attempt breaking the all-time record.  The last lift of the day was the Hackenschmidt Floor Press, where I hit a meet best with 400 lbs.  Despite ending up with the highest total of the day, I had to settle for second after figuring in the formula.

Currently I am preparing to compete in the IAWA Gold Cup, which is an international competition.  Training for this is coming along nicely.  With the help of HMB and PEAK ATP, I plan on continuing on this path of improvement.  I will let you all know how it goes.

- Eric Todd, Strength Athlete

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