Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 69 – My Views on Ab Training

This was a lighter week because I was fighting off a cold, so I’ve included a video explaining my perspective on abdominal exercises.

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Athlete Journal, Entry 69 -My Views on Ab Training

I was fighting a cold all week so training was up and down and I couldn’t get the volume in due to fatigue.

MONDAY

Bench Press

135×20

185×10

275×5

320×18

Add slingshot

425×14,13

Weighted Dips

Bodyweight+100×12,12,12

WEDNESDAY

Warmup (Goblet squats, Bulgarian split squats, glute prep work)

Squat w/Briefs

Squat

165×5,5

275×5

385×5

495×5

605×5

715×3

825×5

Safety Squat Bar Pause Squats w/5 second pause at bottom

415×5

435×5

1 Leg press – Wide on adductor

345×12,12,12

THURSDAY

Glute Bridge

135×20

225×15

315×15

405×10

Dips x40,30,30

SATURDAY

I’m still playing around with some heavier rep work with the hook grip to see how that affects grip.

Deadlift

135×5

225×5

405×3

495×1

605×6

635×2,2,2

Band Resisted Romanians

185+bands x20,20

SUNDAY

Deadlifted a bunch of trailer hitches and heavy equipment for many hours, beating the piss out of my back moving stuff from one shop to another at home.

Here is a video I highly recommend watching that I shot this week as well, detailing my views on abdominal training and some suggested exercises.