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A Deadlift Slump and a Sore Lat (Athlete Journal Entry 83)

My volume was a lot lower this week, but I still got in some quality work on the squat and bench.

Athlete Journal: Terry Hadlow, Entry 9 - 12/16/2013

This week was all about knowing my limits and when to take a break. I took a few rest days but was better off because of it, and I saw significant improvements on my training days.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 69 - Assessing My Goals

Due to life getting in the way this week, it ended up being an unplanned deload week of sorts. Despite this, I did manage good results in the squat and bench.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 68 - Training Objectives

Good solid week this week, with good results in the low bar squat, deadlift, and tactical pull ups. Today I'll discuss how I determine my objectives each week.

Athlete Journal: Alli Moyer, Entry 3 - 9/24/2013

In the past, competing in figure has injured me, mentally. Right now my focus is preventing that from happening again, and here's how I'm doing that.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 57 - Instinctive Training

This was a solid, productive training week with a 3RM PR on the high bar squat and a 1RM PR on the bench press. As competition looms nearer, I find myself training more and more on instinct.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 51 - A Reassuring Week

My training this week reassured me that I'll be ready for Worlds in twelve weeks. I hit an easy 315lb squat and 455lb deadlift with minimal shoulder pain.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 20 - 7/17/2013

This Saturday I leave for the 2013 CrossFit Games. I've made a lot of progress in the last year, but it's not over yet. Here are my goals for the Games this year.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 50 - New Training Plan

After taking a week off, I sat down and made some more adjustments to my training week. With Worlds just 13 weeks away, it's time to get some serious work done.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 19 - Dear Ryan McGrotty: Call Me Old One More Time...I Dare You

This week there was some controversy over the prize purse for masters athletes. One Facebook comment fired me up. Here's what I have to say to all the Ryan McGrottys out there.

Athlete Journal: Charles Staley, Entry 49 - Deadlift All-Time PR

I'm continuing to see improvements with the changes I made to my training plan. This week I set a lifetime deadlift PR and also had some solid squat sessions.

Athlete Journal: Pat McCarty, Entry 18 - 6/26/2013

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