Athlete Journal: Chris Duffin, Entry 47 - Staying Focused
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Athlete Journal, Entry 47 - Staying Focused
Over the last several months the gym has continued to grow. This means when I train there are typically a lot of new people that have questions or I see doing things improperly from across the gym, and I can’t just not say anything. With the constant distraction it’s made it difficult for me to focus on reflecting on where I’ve been and where I’m going with my training program and determining the course of my workout. This in turn has led to less focused workouts.
To counteract this I’ve gone back to my practice of detailing out a training plan for myself. I’ve only made it a couple months in advance so far but will keep adding to it. I’ve done this for years but somehow fell out of practice about a year and a half ago. It’s only a rough outline so far but I’ll be keeping it updated here.
Incline Bench w/Chains
Grappler Shoulder Press
Rolling Tricep Extension
Overhead Tricep Extension
Quad felt great but I took another week off squatting just to make sure.
Band/Dumbbell Good Mornings
175’s+#6 band x12,10
Glute Ham Raise
Band Bad Girls
THURSDAY - Lunch
Bottom Up Kettlebells
Walking w/only rest at top
Deadlifts from 2” Deficit +bands
Bent Over Rows
Kettlebell Face Pull