Eric Knight

Eric Knight
Quick Stats
  • Powerlifting
  • 420 lbs
Eric is a former bench press champion. He won 3 national titles in the 132 and 148 pound weight classes, hitting a personal best 420 pound bench press.

Eric Knight attended the College of Charleston, SC, where he began bodybuilding to increase size and strenth. The self-proclaimed "90 pound weakling" quickly felt a love for the iron and competed in several NPC shows before an ACL/MCL tear kept him from being able to continue an immediate path in bodybuilding.

During his knee rehab, Knight continued heavy upper-body training where he found that competing in bench press contests fufilled his competitive nature. He continued competing, winning several local, regional, and national titles, including 3 national titles in the 132 and 148 pound weight classes and a personal best 420 pound bench press at a body weight of 140.

While attending graduate school at The Citadel, he became a certified personal trainer and worked as the Athletic Director for a gym in the Charleston area. Although he has retired from competitive lfting, he still trains hard and works with others on diet and nutrition, as well as training methods and techniques.

Eric Knight's Content

Routine Design for Dummies: Build Your Own Custom Workout
Last time you designed your own workout routine you ended up curling 7 days a week. It's time to program the smart way using these tips and template.
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EKnight's Modified Westside Barbell Strength Workout
Eric Knight's modified Westside Barbell workout is beginner friendly and allows for progress without chains and bands. The program is 4 days a week.
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1 Comment
Posted on: Mon, 08/12/2013 - 13:41

Eric I want to thank you for your help. I tried your Modified Westside Barbell Workout and have had good results I entered my first powerlifting comp (bench only) and I was among the top in my age and weight class. What would you recommend I do to move my bench from 281 to 300.