Chris Duffin

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I'm in my second week of rehab and it's going better than it ever has in the past. Although I may not be squatting heavy yet, I'm slowly getting back to normal after my injury on December 1st.
After my meet I couldn't even sit down on the couch without feeling extreme pain. After a week of rehab, I'm not quite back to my normal self, but I'm getting there.
I tore my adductor during my last meet of the year, but I finished the meet and also had one of my most effective training cycles and deloads so far.
What does a man who squats 800lbs want for Christmas? Well, here's your answer - the top ten gifts Chris Duffin, world-class powerlifter, is hoping for this holiday season.
Time to begin my deload leading up to the meet on Dec 1st. I've figured out a very effective peaking strategy, particularly given my current recovery needs.
I stalled out while squatting 804 this week, so I think I'm done squatting and pulling till the meet, as its doing more harm than good. Other than that, I got in some good training and rehab work.
I got in some training early in the week, and then flew out to Las Vegas to watch some of my team members compete. One of them had the highest total at the event!
My raw squat was strong this week - 826 pounds, to be exact. Also had some real success with the last of my floor presses and got in an extra day of assistance work. A solid week!
I had to make a few adjustments to my schedule this week but managed to get in four good sessions. Did some sled work and set a few PRs as well.
After a whole week off due to sickness, I'm back in action this week and feeling better. Working on my chest press this week to build my bench. I even set a raw squat PR of 804.
Absolutely no training this week. I had a throat infection that put me in bed for several days. I'm feeling angry and frustrated at the way things are looking for the upcoming meet.
Although I was still sick this week, I made some adjustments to my schedule and was able to train. I even surprised myself and crushed a PR on Thursday!