EDITOR'S NOTE: Welcome to the Athlete Journal of world champion powerlifter Chris Duffin. Follow Chris as he trains and competes in various events over the coming year. Chris's journal will be posted every Tuesday. You can also read about Chris on his personal website KabukiWarrior.com.

 

Athlete Journal, Entry 14: Surgery Looming

 

MONDAY

Bench press

135x10

185x5

225x5

315x5

385x11 – Rep PR here

 

DB Band Floor Press

#5+100’s x10,10

 

Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

53x10

70x10 – possible PR here

53x10

 

Band Overhead Triceps Extensions

3 sets x 16 Reps

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Box Squats to 14.5” Foam box

155x5,5

265x5

375x3

485x2

595x1

705x3 – PR to this box height

 

Single Leg - AFS Leg Press

225x10

295x10,10,12

 

Inverted Band Ham Curls

#4x30,30,30

 

Static Holds – Hook Grip

335x30,45,45 (seconds)

 

 

THURSDAY

Deep Tissue Massage (been doing this weekly last few weeks)

 

FRIDAY

Incline Bench

135x20

225x28,13,13

 

Overhead Tricep Press w/Sled

6 passes x 75 ft.

 

SATURDAY

Sumo Deadlift

135x5

245x3

335x2

425x2

515x1

605x0,0,0 attempts with hook grip, but having issues

 

1 arm DB rows – Fairly Strict

150x30,25 ea/arm  - first set is PR (no straps)

 

Chins

50 reps total

 

OTHER TOPICS:

My left elbow is getting beyond pretty bad. It is obviously affecting any pressing movements, as I can’t even come close to locking it out without mobility work immediately prior and then keeping it extended until I grab the weight. This doesn’t alleviate the pain, it only allows me to actually move my arm, as otherwise my arm isn’t going much past 45 degrees during the day. My surgeon is out of town, but I have an appointment scheduled with him the day after he gets back in town next week. 

 

The elbow is also affecting my grip as well.

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