Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 27 – Supporting the Team

I got in some training early in the week, and then flew out to Las Vegas to watch some of my team members compete. One of them had the highest total at the event!

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Athlete Journal, Entry 27: Supporting the Team

MONDAY

Bench Press

135×10

225×5

315×5

405×1

455×2

Nice and solid and think I would have hit a third if I hadn’t held the bar so long.

Pause Presses

405×3

Crazy Bells

135+158xx12,12

Smith Machine Shoulder Press

135×8

185×8,8,8,8

WEDNESDAY

15min mobility work

Deadlift

245×3 – hurt

335×2 – hurt

425×2

515×1

605×0

Still sore from the toll on that injury I sustained at the beginning of February and the 826 raw squat taxed it too much last week.

18” Rack Holds

700×3 sets holding for time

Hanging Reverse Squats

5 sets with and without band assistance

Lying Band Hamstring Curls

3 sets

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY – OFF

Sore throat and fatigue kicking in pretty good. And then over the weekend I flew to Las Vegas to support my team members competing in WPC Worlds. Big shout out to EPC member Shawn Doyle who not only won his class but also took home the biggest total and Best Lifter of the multi-day event, out of 750 lifters.