Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 25 – Fitting It In

I had to make a few adjustments to my schedule this week but managed to get in four good sessions. Did some sled work and set a few PRs as well.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 25: Fitting It In

MONDAY

Had to move my workout to my lunch break as my wife was working late and I would have both kids, and wouldn’t be able to hit the gym that day. The workout was fairly rushed for this reason.

Floor Press

45×5

135×10

225×5

315×5

365×1

405×1

465×1 PR!

425×3

Was planning on making a run at 475, but the weights felt like they were going to crush me today after Saturday’s massive session and the 225×31 incline press Thursday. So I pulled it back to 465, which was a good call as I didn’t have anything more in me.

Crazy Bells

135+160×8,7,6

Overhead Press – Smith Machine

135×8

185×8

225×5

185×8,8

Rolling Tricep Extension

150×8

180×7…could have done more put felt a tweak in left tricep

150×12

WEDNESDAY

Mobility work 10min

Deadlift

245×5

335×3

425×1

515×1

605×1

695×1

745×1,1

1-Leg AFS Leg Press

290×12,12,12,12

Meant to come in and hit some more work Thursday but didn’t happen.

FRIDAY

Missed RE/DE (repeated effort/dynamic effort) work on Thursday and thought about skipping entirely but changed mind and ran into the gym at lunch.

135×20

225×42,20,12 PR!!!

Superset 4 or 5 passes of each

Curls w/sled

Tricep Extension w/Sled

SATURDAY

Bent Over Rows

135×10

225×10

315×6

405×6

495×1

585×1

495×6

1-arm Sled rows – REALLY liked these!!!!

Approx. 250lbs x 5 passes/arm

Nice stretch and awesome range of motion, not to mention little strain on low back.

Kettlebell Face Pulls

50×18,17,14,12