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The Benefits of Deloading (Athlete Journal 5)

It's easy to get caught up in the desire to make gains and forget about rest.

Why You Need Free Time in the Gym (Athlete Journal 4)

Having a day to blow off some steam and do things you don't always do in the gym can have profound effects on your training and performance. Try it.

Is It Possible to Squat Too Much? (Athlete Journal 3)

After a few days of struggling to make it up the stairs, I figured it was time to make some revisions to my training plan.

Six Weeks Isn't Much Time (Athlete Journal 2)

I’ll be training four times per week and dramatically increasing my volume for the six weeks before my next powerlifting meet.

How I Got Started in Competitive Powerlifting (Athlete Journal 1)

I had been lifting heavy for a few years, but never had a goal to work towards. I decided it was time to compete.

Expand Your Perspective (Athlete Journal 99)

To be successful in lifting, you have to use the greatest amount of intensity that you can sustain long-term.

5 Training Tips From Champion Powerlifter Chris Duffin

Chris Duffin is a really strong guy, and his training logs provide a lot of insight for anyone who wants to get stronger.

Training vs. Testing (Athlete Journal 96)

If you’re a competitive athlete, the time for testing your maximum capacity is in competition, not in training.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 88 - 5x5 Bench at 425lbs

I hit some pretty high volume at the beginning of this week. I continued doing the SSB squats with chains and have also started using the ab wheel on my days off.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 87 - Cycling Down

After the last couple weeks of heavy volume it was time to cycle it down a little. The timing worked well as I had to take a day off from training anyway.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 86 - Massive Volume

I've been coming off a cold this last week, but nevertheless I hit some epic lifts on my squat and deadlift, as well as some awesome volume on benching.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 85 - Heavy Squat Session

I managed to get in a heavy squat workout this week before I got hit with the nasty bug that's been going around in my house.

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