Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 59 – Working Around Pain

In an uncharacteristic move, I decided to skip squat day this week since I had some groin pain. I did get in some conventional deficit deadlifts, which I haven’t done in 7 or 8 years.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 59 – Working Around Pain

MONDAY

Various mobility work and prep of shoulders

Mace Swings

4 sets

Bench Press

135×10

185×5

225×5

315×3

405×2

Floor press – Close Grip

350×5,5,5,5,5 w/pause

Rolling Tricep extensinsion

130×8

180×8,8

Bottoms Up Walking Kettlebell Press

53×10,10,10

Overhead Band Extension

#3×20,20

WEDNESDAY

Mobility and prehab x 15min

Squat

165×5,5

275×3

385×5

495×3

Groin was burning during warmups. It felt like a minor strain so I ended the workout.

FRIDAY

Mace work

3 sets

Bench

135×20,20

225×46,22,22

Bottoms Up Walking Kettlebell Press

53×10,10,10,10

Sled Triceps

2 passes

Kettlebell Front Raises

26×16,16,16

SATURDAY

Conventional Deficit Deadlift off 3” block

135×5

225×5

315×5

405×5

495×2

585×1

635×3

650×5

One Arm Dumbbell Row

100×20/side

175×20/side – 2 sets

Neutral Grip Pullups

Bodyweight x10,10,10

I would have liked to hit some glute work but was on a time schedule.