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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.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 65 - Circuit Training

I had some PRP treatment done on my adductor this week and also cut out carbs, so I lifted less than usual. In the video I've included some footage of the circuit training I do when not competing.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 64 - Tips for Organizing Your Training

I was traveling this week so I only had a few training sessions. In the video I've shared some advice for organizing your training while focusing on multiple goals at one time.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 63 - 605lb Hook Grip Hold

I haven't worked on my hook grip in a while, so decided to give it a go this week. Check out the video for some helpful stretches to do before squatting sessions as well.

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