Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 18 – Rehabbing My Torn Adductor

Last week Chris tore his adductor. This week he focuses on a set of exercises designed to rehab him in time for his powerlifting competition – in 2 weeks – where he still plans to set world records.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 18: Rehabbing My Torn Adductor







Bottoms Up Kettlebell press

70×6,6,6 walking

Rolling Triceps Extensions


185×12,10, 8 PR

The rest of the week was spent doing rehab exercises. Also included two trips to my practitioner/doctor and two trips to my massage therapist. Couldn’t squat or deadlift. I put a video together below to show you the exercises I am doing to rehab my torn adductor.

Two more weeks to the meet. Hopefully I can get it cleared up by then. And by “hopefully” I mean I WILL.