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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.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 84 - Extra Training Day

Today I've included a video of my extra training day I do every week - also known as "Stupid, Random S**t Day."

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 83 - Ringing in the New Year with 800lb Squats

Between moving to a new gym facility and squatting heavy - 800lbs, to be exact - for the first time in months, I think 2014 is off to a good start.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 82 - Onward and Upward

I finished off the year with some heavy 665lb speed squats and my last week training at our old gym location before we move to our new facilities. A good way to wrap up the year!

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 81 - Straight Into Squats

I missed Monday’s work due to some offsite training for work. So no bench press for the week. I went straight into squats on Wednesday for a short workout.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 80 - High Volume Bench Week

Last week I did some decent benching, so I decided to bump up the volume this week before the holiday craziness kicks in.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 79 - Thanksgiving Training

This week was Thanksgiving, so I put all those extra calories and carbs to good use during my holiday training.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 78 - The Revenge of the Safety Squat Bar

Despite spending half the week cramped up in little aircrafts, I was able to get most of my training in. On Thursday I did some SSB work and am still feeling the burn almost a week later.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 77 - Wrapping Up Volume Week

A lot of this week was devoted to wrapping up some volume work from last week. Check out the video for some tips on pause squats and the sumo pulls.

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