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Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 81 - Straight Into Squats



Breaking Muscle Shop

I missed Monday’s work due to some offsite training for work. So no bench press for the week.




I got to the gym late due to some appointments and had a rushed workout.


Safety Squat Bar Squats

175 x5

285 x5

395 x3

505 x2

Add wraps

615 x2

650 x2,2,2


One leg adductor press

300 x12,12




Extra session on lunch break from work



Mace Swings x20,20,20

BW Dips x65,40,40,35

Band Ham Curls x30,30,30,30

Leg Extension stack x20,20,20




Sumo Pulls

225 x3

315 x2

405 x2

495 x3

605 x2

Add straps

705 x1

800 x3, 4


Hook Grip Hold

495 x50,50sec


Bent Over Rows

445 x14,10,8


Pullups  x12,12,10,10,6