Best Lifter spotlight from the USPC Bourbon Barbell Bash on March 5, 2022. Top OVERALL Wilks 2.0...
Name, age & how long have you been Powerlifting?
Eric Hubbard, 27, this is my 2nd year competing
Best lifts in competition?
Squat 590.8 Bench 381.4 deadlift 665.8
Athletic background? What you did before powerlifting?
I played football and baseball in high school and played college baseball for 2 years
I continued to get stronger and stronger in the gym and saw powerlifting as a great way to become competitive in something.
Tell me something about your gym/team.
I train in the football weight room of the high school I teach and coach at.
Trying alone or training partner/coach, team?
I have a group of guy to love to get in there and get after. They are the people who pushed me to try competing
Something most people you train with (or those who follow you if you train alone) don't know about you?
I have worked, coached, or went to school with all of them and have really known them for most of my life.
Biggest inspiration in the sport?
What's your favorite lift?
Least favorite lift?
Biggest challenge in your training?
Increasing my bench press
Ideal training atmosphere? Focused and dialed in or noisy and high energy?
Noisy and high energy
Training plan. Do your own programming or have a coach?
I found a powerlifting peaking program online and tweaked it to focus on my weaknesses
Diet you follow? Supplements?
I try to just avoid junk food and typically eat some kind of meat with rice or potato. Protein, EAAs, Creatine.
Biggest accomplishment in your powerlifting career?
So far being able to be competitive in every meet and attacking a goal I have set for myself
What's one of your non-powerlifting goals?
To make sure my 2 little girls have the best life possible
Finally is there anyone you would like to acknowledge or give a shout out to (team, coach, spouse, sponsors)?
My wife and kids also the guys that I workout with that push me.