Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 24 – Back In Action

After a whole week off due to sickness, I’m back in action this week and feeling better. Working on my chest press this week to build my bench. I even set a raw squat PR of 804.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 24: Back in Action

MONDAY

Floor Press

135×10

225×5

315×5

365×1

405×5

455×1

Add 75lb in chain

405+75×1

Crazy Bells

135+140×12,12

Shoulder Prowler Throws

2 passes x 150ft

Shoulder Press w/Thunder Thruster

70×18,18

Shoulder Press on Smith Machine

135×12,12

Rolling Tricep Extensions

130×8

180×7

130×12

WEDNESDAY

15min mobility work

Squats

165×5

275×5

385×3

495×1 add belt

605×1 add wraps

715×1

804×2 Huge PR!

Squats were all pretty slow on the descent on warmups as I was feeling out the leg and just mentally not ready for a faster squat. Was cutting a lot of the warmups just a little high as well, but definitely hit depth on the second rep with 804. There is a dip at the end, not evident on the video.

This took a really long time as I was my conditioning levels are still taxed coming out of the cold. In fact, couldn’t speak for a few minutes after that 804 double. I was running late and also pooped, so just hit pause squats and was done.

Pause Squats W/Safety Squat bar & 30lb chain on neck

5 count in hole, no rest at top

295+30×5, 5, 5

THURSDAY

Collar bone shifted a little on squat workout and it was bugging me. I trained someone how to get it reset after I did some work loosening up all the tissue around it.

DE/RE Incline Bench

45×20

135×25

225×31,10,10

PR on first set but dropped rest intervals so less total reps done

Hammer Curls W/tricep extension at bottom (bicep stretching)

50×16,16,16

SATURDAY

Bent over Rows

Bar to midshin

135×12

225×12

315×8

405×16,15,19(only 17 good ones) w/straps

Ton of WORK right there.

Chins BWx12,12,12

Kettlebell Face Pulls 50×20,20,18,14