EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to the Athlete Journal of world champion powerlifter Chris Duffin. Follow Chris as he trains and competes in various events over the coming year. Chris's journal will be posted every Tuesday. You can also read about Chris on his personal website KabukiWarrior.com.

 

Athlete Journal, Entry 28: Taking It Easy

 

TUESDAY

Bench Press

135x10

225x5

315x5

405x1

465x2

 

Pause Presses

405x4, 4

 


 

Smith Machine shoulder Press

135x8

185x8,8,8,8

 

Overhead Band Extensions

4x16

 

THURSDAY

Just couldn’t get motivated to train at all.  Also tried on some elevated heel squat shoes and I think that worked against me.

 

Squat

165x5,5

275x3

385x3

495x1

605x1

749x1

804x0

 

I got out of the hole and was in my normal power zone when I stalled out with that 804.  Was stalled for a second or two which took its toll on the torn hammy.  I think I’m done squatting and pulling till the meet, as its doing more harm than good.

 

SATURDAY

Glute Bridge: 5 sets

 

Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squats: 3 Sets ( I do these several times during the week as part of rehab.)

 

Sled 1-arm Rows: 4 passes

 

Sled face pulls: 2 passes

 

Single leg stiff leg deadlifts

44x10

72x10

88x10,10

  

  

 

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