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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.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 76 - Coaching Videos

A very solid week of training with heavy bar speed work mixed with some heavy volume work. I was also able to put together a couple extra coaching videos for the week.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 75 - Getting Faster

I'm continuing to use the GymAware unit to measure speed on my lifts, and noticed a few improvements this week.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 74 - Speed Work

This week I continued working on speed and explosiveness, without going to failure on any of my core lifts. I also included video of some of the assistance work I do on a weekly basis.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 73 - Recovery Mode

Considering I was recovering from a heavy volume workout last week and fighting off a cold, I spent most of this week in recovery mode, but still got in some training.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 72 - My New Toy

I picked up a new GymAware data collection toy, which will be a big help in my training. I also included my first video on misunderstood cues.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 70 - Consistent Practice

This week was a straightforward week working on some of the key movements I've been focusing on in my training. I also hosted a powerlifting meet at the gym.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 69 - My Views on Ab Training

This was a lighter week because I was fighting off a cold, so I've included a video explaining my perspective on abdominal exercises.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 68 - Speed and Power

I'm moving into a speed and volume period. I'm going to try and get my work capacity up and my bar speed up.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 67 - Time to Refocus

Sometimes, things just don’t work as planned. At this point I think I need to wrap up my competitive season, even though I never competed.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 66 - Hook Grip Development

This week I set a new PR on my hook grip hold - 500lbs for one minute. I've included a video with tips for improving your hook grip without doing too much damage to your hands.

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