Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 26 – New Raw Squat Record

My raw squat was strong this week – 826 pounds, to be exact. Also had some real success with the last of my floor presses and got in an extra day of assistance work. A solid week!

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Athlete Journal, Entry 26: New Raw Squat Record

MONDAY

Floor Press

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 KabukiWarrior.com.

Athlete Journal, Entry 26: New Raw Squat Record

MONDAY

Floor Press

  • 135×10
  • 225×5
  • 315×5
  • 365×1
  • 405×1
  • 425×4 PR!

Bench Press

  • 455×1
  • 475×1 PR!
  • Crazy Bells
  • 135+158xx12,12

Smith Machine Shoulder Press

  • 135×8
  • 185×8,8,8,8

Overhead Band Triceps Extension

  • 4 sets

Band Curls

  • 3 sets

WEDNESDAY

15min Mobility Work

Squats

  • 165×5
  • 275×5
  • 385×3
  • 495×1 Add belt
  • 605×1 Add wraps
  • 715×1
  • 826×1 PR!!!

Adductor is still firing fairly hard for me until I get close to 100% then I don’t feel the pain in the struggle with the iron.

Sled Pull Throughs

  • 2 passes

THURSDAY

DE/RE Bench

  • 45×20
  • 135×25
  • 225×47,25,17 Big PR!

Super Set

Sled Triceps Extension

Sled Curls

  • 4 passes

FRIDAY – *EXTRA SESSION*

I’ve been running so far behind on Wednesday’s workouts due to my current lack of conditioning I’ve missed nearly all assistance work on the posterior chain the last month. Went in and hit some real quick.

Bulgarian Split Squat

  • BWx12
  • 44lb. KB’s x12,12
  • 88lb. KB x 6

GHR

  • BWx16,16,16

Hanging Reverse Squats

4 sets w/band assistance

Bulgarian Split Squat

  • 44lb. KB x 12

SATURDAY

Bent Over Rows

Bar to mid-shin

  • 135×12
  • 225×12
  • 315×6
  • 405×6
  • 500×10

Sled 1-Arm Rows

  • 5 passes

Sled 1-Arm Rows

  • 1 pass

Chin Ups Neutral Grip

  • BWx16,12,12

KB Face Pulls

  • 50×20,20,18