Some with more complicated back cases will need IN-PERSON assessment, coaching, and p...
Florida McGill Method Provider | Consultant, Coach, Author, Retired WR Powerlifter | 22 years in the strength game | First to squat over 1300 in competition
As a McGill Method Certified Practitioner Brian has training in assisting clients in reducing the risk of disabling low back pain and injury, optimizing their health outcomes, and enhancing their performance. The McGill Method Certified Practitioner has studied using information from history taking and movement assessment to better match corrective/therapeutic and performance enhancement exercises. They will also have been exposed to nuances of techniques to reduce a client’s pain.
Brian has the unique opportunity to learn, coach/teach/see clients alongside Dr. McGill (Co-author of “Gift of Injury“) over the last decade, and teach courses and seminars around the World to help others recover from a back injury.
I came to Brian in 2021 because every Doctor I went to told me I was done lifting and would never be out of pain. I heard of McGill and Carroll, so I connected with Brian Carroll virtually first, then I flew from Austin, Texas, to see him for a 3-hour assessment in Jacksonville, Fl. Fast forward 1.5 years later, and I am pain-free and now a WBFF Bikini Pro. I appreciate your help, Brian! Thank you for your coaching, guidance and positivity.
Brian is the best of the best. My back was so bad I was legitimately suicidal. I never thought I’d be able to tie my shoes without pain let alone lift a barbell again. I’ve since surpassed my best deadlift by 40+ lbs with a 777 lb deadlift. I’ve referred many people to Brian’s books and knowledge he’s the best
I’ve dealt with chronic back pain for over 10 years. I tried literally everything short of surgery and injections, but failed to find any long term solutions that worked for me. One session with Brian legitimately changed my life. He educated me on micromovements and was able to quickly observe bad movements I was doing. Then he showed me good alternative movements that could have a major impact on daily pain management. The handful of simple daily exercises he taught me strengthened my core in a balanced way that quickly reduced my chronic pain. One year later I'm happy to report that my chronic pain has been virtually eliminated and I'm back to playing sports and enjoying activities that I haven't been able to do for a decade. Brian is the real deal. Thank you Brian!!
Brian is a great person and one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met in the industry on not just powerlifting and peak performance but on minimizing back pain and returning to action quickly! Thanks for all that you do Brian! Highly recommended!
After getting a back assessment with a McGill clinician, I wanted to get back to the activities I enjoy but didn't know how to work my way there. I have been working with Brian for a few months now and I overcame the emotional and physical hurdles of rehab. Brian is an elite athlete to the service of the common people and he has a lot to teach, as long as one be realistic with their goals and put some work in it. Personally, my goal was to gain longevity and build resilience to be able to run, bike and workout a few times a week. Thanks to Brian, I knew this was attainable and we found a safe strategy to get there. It is particularly impressive that he could workshop exercises given that we only have worked online. I believe that everyone - not just powerlifters - should incorporate Brian's tailored method in their daily life (instead of blindly trying general exercise/stretch program).
I came to see Brian because of a back injury I've had for over 10 years! After all this time I've never had anyone show me or help me the way he did after only a 4-hour McGill method evaluation. I am early on in working with him, but I am certain if anyone can help fix my spine (or lose the pain) it's Brian. I highly recommend to anyone struggling with back pain.
I have been working with Brian for a few months now and his methods get the job done. I have worked with a physical therapist from a large facility before and my work with Brian has given me far better and more sustainable results. Brian is passionate in the field and offers tremendous value. I would highly recommend his training to anyone that deals with back pain.
After dealing with back pain off and on for years, I was able to make a couple trips to see Brian for an assessment and some movement coaching. In just a couple short sessions, Brian was able to show me how to properly perform certain exercises and talked me through how to approach rehab and training. In a short time I was pain free and was able to begin progressing my lifts. That was a couple years ago and I'm still pain free, moving better, and able to train harder than ever. Additionally, Brian is a great communicator and a pleasure to work with.
I have had an awesome experience with Power Rack Strength so far. I have read both Back Mechanic and Gift of Injury. I have found the information and programs outlined in these books incredibly helpful with my lower back pain and sciatica. All the other methods I have tried have left me frustrated and feeling hopeless. I feel more confident than ever that a pain free life is in my future! The CBD products are definitely top of the line and I would recommend those as well. The Cinnamon tastes amazing unlike all the other brands I have tried. Brian’s professionalism definitely makes me trust the brand. Next I am planning on consulting with Brian and I am very excited about that. I look forward to continuing to do business with Power Rack Strength.
I’ve been working with Brian since February of 2023 and I have nothing but good things to say. Through his in person assessment and video calls, he has effectively been able to identify why my back was hurting as well as create an effective program to get me on the road to recovery. Brian was able to figure out what 3 doctors, 2 physical therapists and 1 chiropractor couldn’t! Without Brian, my life would be one filled with constant pain but with Brian, I’ve been able to manage and progress after over a year of compounding pain. I would recommend the time and fiscal investment to go see him in person as his assessment was the most in depth care I have received for my back. Go see Brian and get healed!!
Brian is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. Since 1999, Brian Carroll has been a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport’s history. Having lifted at the elite world-class level since 2005, back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free).
He is now dedicated to helping others avoid the mistakes he made in the past through private and group coaching. Brian met with world-renowned back specialist Prof McGill in 2013, which changed his trajectory more than he could have imagined. In 2017, Brian Carroll and McGill authored the best-selling book about Brian’s triumphant comeback to powerlifting in Gift of Injury. Most recently (10.3.20) -Brian set the highest squat of all time (regardless of weight class) with 1306 lbs – being the first man to break the 1300lb squat barrier at a bodyweight of 303 lbs.
In the highly competitive world of strength athletics, a back injury is seen by many as the ultimate career-ender. In truth, if handled properly, it is far from a death sentence. Follow the journey of international powerlifting champion Brian Carroll, who can attest to this first hand. This remarkable athlete went from 1100 lb squats and 800 lb deadlifts to unending pain and disability after a massive spinal compression injury. After a fortuitous meeting with leading back expert Brian Carroll World Record Power Lifter – Dr. Stuart McGill, he reset his training and his life to fight his way back to the top of the winner’s podium.
“Gift of Injury is an extraordinary book that proves the adage that safety is not the opposite of performance but a part of it. Packed with priceless cues, it is a must for every serious strength athlete and coach.“
— Pavel Tsatsouline, Chairman, StrongFirst, Inc.
From The Author and creator, Brian Carroll: “With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself—the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that’s how quality coaching works. The idea is to show you what to program, and when, based on your weaknesses in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. This sounds simple, but it’s something most people don’t even consider, much less put into practice.
“Brian Carroll has been involved in Powerlifting for nearly 20 years. His years of ‘in the trenches’ knowledge and wisdom have helped me with insights concerning my own programming, my back rehab (our stories are similar) and his 10/20/Life strength training principles are proven over and over to help keep athletes honest, healthy and strong for the long haul.“
— Blaine Sumner “The Vanilla Gorilla” – IPF World Champion, IPF World Record holder and highest Wilks score in powerlifting history
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