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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.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 54 - Rough Week

Two weeks of lifting heavy on all three lifts without a ramp up took its toll on my body. Plus I’m just a weak ass bitch who needs to get stronger.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 53 - Always Sick But Still Going Strong

I got sick again this week but that wasn't going to stop me. I made progress with my hook grip work and noticed improvement in my shoulder mobility.

Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 52 - Putting Weight On the Bar

It’s finally time to quit messing around and start putting some heavy weight back on the bar. I plan on competing a couple times this summer and want to be ready.

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