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 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