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A Killer Training Week (Athlete Journal 13)

The craziest thing happened this week: all of my lifts felt amazing, on every workout.

Training During the Holidays (Athlete Journal 12)

I took Thanksgiving off to be with my family and missed my deadlifts, but otherwise it was a good training week.

Keeping It Simple, Smolov-Style (Athlete Journal 11)

My next plan sticks to basics and mirrors the infamous Smolov cycle.

Post-Competition Reflections (Athlete Journal 10)

This week I reflected on my strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats after my last powerlifting meet.

My Last Powerlifting Meet of 2014 (Athlete Journal 9)

My last meet of the year was full of ups and downs, but overall I'm happy with how things went.

Powerlifting Meet Preparation: Practicing Commands (Athlete Journal 8)

This was my last week of training, and the focus was on hitting my commands and picking out my attempts.

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.

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.

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