Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 58 – 650×6 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.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 58 -650×6 Dimels

MONDAY

Various mobility work and prep of shoulders

Mace Swings

4 sets

Bench Press

135×10

185×5

225×5

315×3

365×3

425×4,4,4,3

Incline Bench w/Chain

135+100×16,12,8

Grappler Shoulder Press 1-arm

X12,12,12

Overhead Band Extension

#3×20,20

WEDNESDAY

Mobility and prehab x 15min

Sumo Deadlift

135×5

225×3

315×3

405×3

495×1

605×1

700×1

Pause Squat w/Safety Squat Bar – 5sec pause at bottom

335×5,5,5

FRIDAY

Mace work

5 sets working up fairly heavy

Bench

135×20,20

225×40,20,25

Sled Triceps

3 passes

Bottom’s Up Kettlebell Press

4 sets x44lb

SATURDAY

Dimel Deadlifts

135×5

225×5

315×5

405×5

495×5

585×2

650×6

Band Resisted Dimels for speed

145+#1doubled x20,20

1 Arm Dumbbell Row

100×20/side

150×25/side

My stomach was bothering me so I called it early on the workout.