Brian Carroll 6/18/2014 Training Log


10/20/Life week 3, day 3; Squat and DL

Mcgill big 3
Goblet squat
Band Goblet squat
Band One Leg GM

Goal for the day:
This would be the second session with Scott and squats and pulls were on the agenda. Second week back squatting and pulling, so to work up to a top set of 3 with room to spare on the squat, and singles on the deadlift. I’m keeping the reps low on the squat and especially on the DL to keep form as tight as possible.

605×3 – video

Dead (double overhand to keep my ego in check)
315 – 3 singles
405 – 3 singles
500 – 2 singles

Mcgill big 3….

I’ll write on this more soon but it was an awesome time training with Scott and getting to know him a bit. We have a crap load of content that I’ll be posting up over the next few weeks of both training and roundtable type discussions.

Squat doesn’t feel as good as the dead does at this point, but for me the squat takes the most time to get the ‘groove’ back. I’m not concerned.
Dead feels very good. I like to pull DOH(double overhand)to work my grip especially when I’m going light, it makes me STAY light. Great grip tester and builder. Try a 500lb DOH dead and see if you can do it. I would say most cannot. I have seen JL Holdsworth basically do a 585 like this, but sorda lost it at the top.

I’ll be working raw for the next couple of weeks and will be getting in gear soon and will start the offseason break-in process as I look for a meet in the fall. [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”]

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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.
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