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 50 -Friendly Competition

 

There's a little friendly competition going on in the gym. When I walked in Saturday morning 805lbs was sitting on the deadlift bar. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why all that weight was sitting there and hadn’t been put away. Then I saw the sign on the wall behind it, left by one of the gym members chasing my numbers who had trained the night before:

 

Breaking Muscle Shop

 

Speaking of EPC gym members, this is a video I put up this week of EPC co-owner Rudy Kadlub:

 

 

MONDAY

Still sick, no training.

 

WEDNESDAY

Starting to feel a little better:

 

Warmup: 15min mobility and muscle firing patterns

 

Dynamic Squats to foam box – No belt or wraps

165x10

165+120 x5

275+120 x5

385+120bands x3,3,3,3,3,3,3 w/30 sec start to start

 

Leg Press – Wide all Adductor

400x12

500x16

650x12,12

 

Ukrainian Stallions

#3+200x20,20,20,12

 

FRIDAY

On lunch break:

One-arm Snatch each side

45x3

95x3

135x1

155x1 - First time doing these since bicep detachment!

 

Turkish Get Up

53x2

70x3

88x2

100x1

 

Dumbbell Fly

45x16,16,16

 

Mace Swings

3 sets x10 each way

Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press – Walking and no rest at bottom

26x10,10

 

SATURDAY AM

Warmup: 15min mobility and muscle firing patterns

 

Deadlift – 1” deficit

135x5

225x3

315+100x1

405+100x1

495+100x1

605+100x1 w/10 second hold

725+100x0

 

Bent Over Rows

405x12,12,10,6

 

Neutral Grip Pull Ups

Bodyweight x12,12,12,12

 

Remainder of SATURDAY and SUNDAY

I spent the weekend hauling wet 4x6x16’ pressure treated lumber in the hot sun building a giant playground set for my kiddo. I’m beat!

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