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 Kabuki Warrior.

 

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
45x10
135x5
225 x5
315x5
365x1
405x2

 

Bench w/Mark Bell sling shot
495x3,4

 

Dips
Bodyweight+100x12,12,12

 

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
605x1
695x1,1

 

Kettlebell Snatch
32kgx100

 

GHR
100 reps over 4 sets

 

FRIDAY

After driving 4 hours I ran to the gym:

Bench
135x20,20
225x37

 

Incline Bench – Legs in air
135x30,30,30

 

Pullups
+20lbsx10,10
Bodyweightx10,10,10

 

1 Arm Dumbbell Rows
120x20,20 /arm

 

Kettlebell Face Pulls
50x20,12
40x16

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

No training

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