Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 41 – A Juggling Act

With lots of travel and projects at home this week, getting my training in was a bit of a challenge but I made it work. I also got a new app that I’m excited to use in the future.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 41 – A Juggling Act

This has been a very long week for me with burning the candles on both ends. Between work and projects at home, I’ve been kept up late into the evening with high levels of stress.

I did get my new OmegaWave app with the ECG belt when I got home at the end of the week. I’m looking forward to putting this to use. It measures:

  • Stress level
  • Fatigue
  • Adaptive reserves

This provides a nice report on overall readiness to train.

MONDAY
Floor Press
45×10
135×5
225 x5
315×5
365×1
405×2

Bench w/Mark Bell sling shot
495×3,4

Dips
Bodyweight+100×12,12,12

Grappler Shoulder Press
X10,10,10

Sled Side & Front Delt Raises
5 sets each

THURSDAY

I was out of town but able to train with my friend Justin Randal after being on the road for four hours.

Deadlift
Warmup then
605×1
695×1,1

Kettlebell Snatch
32kgx100

GHR
100 reps over 4 sets

FRIDAY

After driving 4 hours I ran to the gym:

Bench
135×20,20
225×37

Incline Bench – Legs in air
135×30,30,30

Pullups
+20lbsx10,10
Bodyweightx10,10,10

1 Arm Dumbbell Rows
120×20,20 /arm

Kettlebell Face Pulls
50×20,12
40×16

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

No training