athlete journals

This week I had to work around some groin, neck, and wrist issues, but I was still able to train.
I jumped right back into training this week, and I'm glad I did. I've also been having success with setting small daily goals for my training.
For the first time since starting the Matt Kroc deadlift cycle, I’m feeling confident that I’ll make it through the entire sixteen weeks.
I decided to take some time off this week for recovery, self-evaluation, and planning my next steps.
This week was a mixed bag of success and difficulty, with solid back squat and snatch workouts.
After my competition last week at the New York Open, I can't wait to get back out there and do my thing.
The most successful people keep constant pressure on themselves. This is the price that must be paid for excellence.
Thirteen weeks of traveling, rolling, drilling, dieting, and killing my strength and conditioning program all came together this week at the New York Open.
Two weekends ago I traded my barbell for a pair of heels. It was a last-minute decision, but a good one.
Aside from a minor back strain, I'm feeling confident and ready for the New York Open this weekend.
To be successful in lifting, you have to use the greatest amount of intensity that you can sustain long-term.
This weekend I will not lose due to lack of training, conditioning, nutrition, or focus. I won’t lose because I beat myself.
Chris Duffin is a really strong guy, and his training logs provide a lot of insight for anyone who wants to get stronger.
Some days I feel confident and walk away from my training with a smile, and others are more of a challenge. The key is to keep my momentum.
My training this week was pretty much the same as last week, but I had some new insights about my future career.
Take a look at my training plan, and you'll notice I vary movements, sets, and reps throughout the week. Here's why.
Last week my wife and I celebrated our ten-year wedding anniversary in Miami. Not the best place for weight loss, but it was worth it.