Chris Duffin

Chris Duffin

 

 

 

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I decided to take a deload week this week so my training was a bit lighter than usual. It was a busy week with travel and running a powerlifting meet on Saturday.
I got in some solid training this week, including some band work that proved to be quite the ass kicker. Next week I'll probably deload judging by how I felt Friday.
I didn't get many full sessions in this week, but on the upside I had time to figure out how best to train for the upcoming Tactical Strength Challenge without aggravating my elbows.
With lots of travel and projects at home this week, getting my training in was a bit of a challenge but I made it work. I also got a new app that I'm excited to use in the future.
A change of pace is coming up. I’ve decided to compete at the end of April in an event called the Tactical Strength Challenge, so I'll be changing up my training to get ready.
I started the week off with a case of the 24-hour flu, but was back to training the next day. I lost a lot of weight, but by the end of the week my strength was definitely coming back.
I had some body fat tests done this week and also got some supplementation advice. The training week was great, but it ended with a mean case of the stomach flu.
Between work, kids in daycare, and a wife who's a teacher, we're always fighting sickness in our house during the winter. I also had a business trip last week but still got in my training.
I was fighting a cold this week but made huge steps in my hook grip - including a 10-second hold with 765 pounds this week. My bicep is still a bit tender so I took a few rest days too.
I saw the surgeon this week about my bicep. In the gym, I did a lot of experimenting, trying to see how far I could push my limits in spite of the injury. Turns out I can still do quite a bit!
I started out 2013 with what could be a major setback, but I am also achieving a major breakthrough with my grip, and my rehab work is still going strong.
I finished my third week of rehab this week, and things are still going great. I've leaned out quite a bit and noted pretty big improvements from my lifts last week.