Brian Carroll 6/17/2014 Training Log

10/20/Life Week 3, day 2; Bench training and Special Guest

McGill big 3
Band fly

Goal for the day:
Scott Paltos, exercise master, came down to FL to spend some time to shoot the breeze, brain-storm and train some. I’m just getting back on the ‘training’ horse right now, so I wanted to put some work in but not overdue it. The goal was a top set of 2 or 3 on the floor press with room to spare.

Floor press
Close grip Floor press with Fatgripz
Piston Band press-down: 3×30
Bench Dip: 3 sets to almost failure

Scott is a VERY strong athlete, especially considering how much less he weights than me, and the fact he cross-trains so much. He worked up to a floor press of 425×3 and I think that was a PR for him. I went up to 445×2 and shut it down before things got squirrely. We then got a bunch of rep work in and we banged that out and nailed the assistance in a hurry.

Scott and I had a great time working on some content and game planning for some future projects. Bob I was a mutual friend of Scott and I, and really the reason why we came together and spent time. It was a big of a tough time under the surface as Bob was supposed to be joining us for the days of content and training. Such is life. Make the most of your time here with those you care about.

We recorded a crap load of content, both inside the gym and out with some training footage and round tables and Q&A etc.
Look for those to be loaded and posted soon! [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][author title=”About the Author”]

The following two tabs change content below.
Avatar photo

Brian Carroll

Owner and Founder at
Brian is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. From 1999 to 2020, Brian Carroll was a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport's history. Brian started off competing in bench press competitions 'raw,' then, shortly into the journey, he gravitated toward equipped lifting as there were no "raw" categories then. You only had to choose from single-ply (USPF) and Multi-ply (APF/WPC). Brian went on to total 2730 at 275 and 2651 at 242 with more than ten times his body weight in three different classes (220, 242, 275), and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two other weight classes. He's totaled 2600 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes in his career. With 60 squats of 1000lbs or more officially, this is the most in powerlifting history, regardless of weight class or federation, by anyone not named David Hoff. Brian realized many ups and downs during his 20+ years competing. After ten years of high-level powerlifting competition and an all-time World Record squat at 220 with 1030, in 2009, Brian was competing for a Police academy scholarship. On a hot and humid July morning, Brian, hurdling over a barricade at 275lbs, landed on, fell, and hurt his back. After years of back pain and failed therapy, 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 Prof 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.
No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Contact Brian Carroll

Schedule A Consult Below

Take 25% OFF
Your first purchase
Subscribe Now!