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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.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 62 - Mace Swings for Shoulder Health

This week training I did lots of sled work, mace swings, and more bottoms up kettlebell presses. I included a video on how to do mace swings and why they are beneficial for shoulder health.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 61 - Just For Fun

Sometimes people take themselves too seriously with their lifting. Why? Because it's fun. This week I decided to hit a PR on bottoms up kettlebell presses - for no good reason except I wanted to.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 60 - Bottoms Up

This week I got back to doing heavy bottoms up kettlebell presses for the first time since my bicep injury. My groin pain seems to be better so I also included a squat session.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 59 - Working Around Pain

In an uncharacteristic move, I decided to skip squat day this week since I had some groin pain. I did get in some conventional deficit deadlifts, which I haven't done in 7 or 8 years.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 58 - 650x6 Dimels

This week was a good week for my deadlift. On Saturday I decided to try some dimel deadlifts after not doing them for about four years and hit six reps at 650lbs.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 57 - Squat Triples and Accessory Work

I hit triples this week on my squats and was pretty happy about that. I'm still taking a break from heavy deadlifts and my adductors are pretty fried so I'm being smart about accessory work.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 56 - Powerlifting Meet Highlights

I had a solid training week and finished it with a powerlifting meet at my gym. Here are some of the performances from our gym members.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 55 - Turning Up the Volume

This week I made some real progress on my squats - five singles with 600 pounds plus chains. I felt a little tweak in my shoulder during the bench press but managed to still get in some volume.

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