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.

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 Kabuki Warrior.

Athlete Journal, Entry 55 – Turning Up the Volume

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 Kabuki Warrior.

Athlete Journal, Entry 55 – Turning Up the Volume

MONDAY

Various mobility work and prep of shoulders

Mace Swings

4 sets

Bench Press

135×10

185+100×5

225+100×5

315+100×3

385+100×1 – Felt a tweak in shoulder

365+100×2,2,2,2 – By working my shoulder in between each set I was able to get some volume in.

Rolling Extensions

150×8

180×8,8

Shoulder Press

135×16,16,16

Overhead Band Extension

#3×20,20

WEDNESDAY

Mobility and prehab x 15min

Squat

135×5

135+100×5

225+100×3

315+100×3

405+100×3

495+100×3

600+100×1,1,1,1,1

Pause Squats w/Safety Squat Bar – 3 sec pause

335×5,5

1 Leg Adductor Press

290×16,16

Band Bad Girls

X30,30,30

FRIDAY

Deadlift

135×5

225×5

315×3

405×1

495×1

585×1

695×1 w/10sec hold

1 Arm Barbell Snatch

135 x 14 w/no rest

1 Arm Dumbbell Rows

100×20

150×30

Pullups Neutral Grip

BWx12,12,12,12

Kettle Bell Snatch

100×20