Chris Duffin

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This week a reader wants to know if she should compete in powerlifting competitions despite her knee injury. Coach Chris gives advice on treatment and exercises to help her recover.
In reflecting on my performance last week and talking to other powerlifters, I've realized that squatting 700lbs was actually pretty good, considering the circumstances.
The big meet day came and it wasn't my torn adductor that took me out - it was a cold I came down with that morning that did me in. I still squatted over 700lbs, but my body just wasn't having it.
Week two of rehabbing my torn adductor. Still planning to compete on the 22nd. Diligently doing my rehab exercises and remembering how useful this type of work is.
Last week Chris tore his adductor. This week he focuses on a set of exercises designed to rehab him in time for his powerlifting competition - in 2 weeks - where he still plans to set world records.
Training was going great and I set some personal records on squats...and then I pulled a hamstring. Now, my training has been severely hampered and I'm just trying to get it to loosen up.
900lb deadlifts and 1000lb squats - are you following this raw powerlifting training log yet?! Chris is pound-for-pound one of the strongest men on the planet.
I pronounced to the team that Wednesday was no longer “squat night” but “squat a s#%t-ton night.” Of course I was immediately asked what exactly a “s#%t-ton” was so I had to demonstrate
Elbow surgery seems inevitable, as it is now affecting all pressing movements and grip. Training continues, but a doctor consult is scheduled for next week.
Chris can't straighten his elbows, but he can deadlift 805lbs four times. How exactly does that work? Well, Chris explains in the final video of this week's training journal.
Rather than cutting down a weight class, Chris has decided to head the other direction - now it is time for heavier weights and more food!
Body-fat testing reveals Chris is at somewhere between 5-7% body-fat, which is actually bad news since it means he can't drop a weight class. This week he is also out sick...and traveling.