Chris Duffin is an inventor, record-setting powerlifter, author, and founder of Kabuki Strength Labs. He’s also one of the strongest humans on the planet, becoming the first person to deadlift 1,000 pounds for reps back in 2016. We caught up with Chris while he was training for his next feat, which he’ll attempt in March 2020: Back squatting 1,000 pounds for a triple.
In this episode, Chris explains the unique training approach for these records, recovery techniques, lifting for charity, and the one strength feat he regrets not completing.
In this episode of the BarBend Podcast, host David Thomas Tao talks to Chris Duffin about:
- Chris’ final great feat of strength and why he’s ending on this (2:30)
- The underestimated difference between lifting massive weights for singles compared to multiple reps (and squatting 800+ pounds every day for a month) (4:55)
- How Chris uses these feats to raise money for charity (6:22)
- The training cycle leading up to the 1,000 pounds X 3 rep squat attempt (10:30)
- Chris takes us through his squat workouts (16:00)
- The strength feat that Chris regrets not completing (19:55)
- Updating research in the field of strength (23:02)
- Dialing in recovery for world record attempts (25:30)
- Why recovery should begin immediately post-workout (32:00)
- Building a well-rounded life outside of strength sport (34:00)
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