Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 28 – Taking It Easy

I stalled out while squatting 804 this week, so I think I’m done squatting and pulling till the meet, as its doing more harm than good. Other than that, I got in some good training and rehab work.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 28: Taking It Easy

TUESDAY

Bench Press

135×10

225×5

315×5

405×1

465×2

Pause Presses

405×4, 4


Smith Machine shoulder Press

135×8

185×8,8,8,8

Overhead Band Extensions

4×16

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

165×5,5

275×3

385×3

495×1

605×1

749×1

804×0

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

44×10

72×10

88×10,10