Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 44 – Deload Week

I decided to take a deload week this week so my training was a bit lighter than usual. It was a busy week with travel and running a powerlifting meet on Saturday.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 44 – Deload Week

SATURDAY

Fasted Training USP Labs style with Anabolic Pump & Powerful

Deadlift – Deficit Pulls off 2” blocks

135×10,10

225×5

315×3

405×1

495×1 – 30 second hold!

Add 100lbs chain & Straps

495+100×1

605+100×1 – No straps and a hold out

Pullups

Bodyweight+20×8,8

Pullups – Neutral Grip

Bodyweight+20×8,8,8,8

1 Arm Dumbell Row

140×20,20 each side

Kettlebell Face Pull

50×20,16

40×16

MONDAY

I ran into the gym before catching a flight out of town. Was thinking of taking a deload this week and my workout told me to do just that, so I kept it light.

Floor Press

45×10

135×5

225 x5

315×2

Sled Press from various angles

4 passes

Sled Tricep

2 passes

Grappler Shoulder Press

35X25,16,16,12

THURSDAY

Had to travel a few days this week so missed training but ran in on my lunch break Thursday.

Squat to 14.5” foam

Warmup

220+390 bands x3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3

Dropped a band somewhere in there to 300lbs band tension.

Glute Ham Raise

Bodyweightx100 reps total

Bear Crawl w/100lbs per leg

3 passes

FRIDAY

OFF

SATURDAY

Today I ran a powerlifting meet at our gym. Several Elite Performance Members competed and did very well.