Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 29 - Time to Deload

Chris Duffin

Contributor - Champion Powerlifter

Portland, Oregon, United States



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Athlete Journal, Entry 29 - Time to Deload



Time to begin deloading leading up to the meet on Dec 1st. Really I started a week prior, but now I'm picking up the pace of dropping out taxing activity. Transitioned a lot of accessory work over to utilizing the sled to generate blood flow but allow quick recover, and dropped all heavy lifting except a moderate bench press on Monday.


My hammy and adductor have flared up ever since I had that miss with an 804 squat a week ago. I am hesitant about being able to pull it together for the meet on the Dec 1st, but going to give it a shot.



This may not be exciting stuff below but it is a very effective peaking strategy, particularly given my current recovery needs. 



Bench Press





460x1 (paused and also removed elbow sleeves)



Sled Shoulder Press x 3 passes

Overhead Sled Tricep Extension x 3 passes



Prowler x 3 passes

Sled Row x 4 passes

Sled Face Pull x 3 passes

Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squats – 3 Sets



Prowler x 3 passes

Bodyweight Glute Bridge – 5 sets

Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squats – 3 Sets

Sled Row x 4 passes

Sled Chest press x 4 passes

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