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Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 88 – 5×5 Bench at 425lbs
Warm Up Circuit x 4 Times
Mace Swings x 20 reps
Front Delt Kettlebell Twist Raise
Safety Squat Bar Squats w/Chain
1-Leg Adductor Press
On lunch break:
Mace Swings x20
- Bodyweight Dips x60,40,45,40
- Leg Extension Stack x20,20,20,20
- Lying Band Ham Curl x25,25,25,25
- Front Delt Kettlebell Twist x20,20,20,20
705×1 – with holdout and no straps
Bent Over Rows
In reviewing the recent videos of my deadlifts, it looks like I’m going to need to address some hip mobility to get back up to peak deadlift form and weight. Also, as a side note not listed in my log, I’ve started doing the ab wheel at home every non-training day. I just do a few sets from the knees, and am careful not to overdo it since I hit it frequently. I focus on proper spine position and abdominal pressurization.