Brian Carroll | Week 3 Squat and a bump in the road

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I’m in the middle of another 3-week offseason training wave and this is how it will go:
Week 1 – squat triples with SSB, block pulls for deads (throughout), second-week doubles, and the final week of the 3-week wave will be singles. I have been (and will be) starting with floor press on bench day, then going to equipped bench in my SDP (following the same rep scheme as above squat/dl day) as I really work on dialing in the details I’ve missed over the years. All RPE will be 6-7 and no higher than 8 on week 3. *I will be adding in elbow and knee sleeves along with wrist wraps for this cycle.

It sucks but last week during the week then more recently, during training over the weekend, I didn’t feel well. It appears a few things caught up with me and it put training worth a crap on hold for another week. Just really run down. It happens.

I’ve logged the tooth extraction surgery that slowed me down a bit and then shortly after, I had some cysts removed from my torso (last Tuesday). If that wasn’t enough, I started to get sick as it’s been going around. Needless to say, I didn’t feel up to training much but here is what I got done anyway. Sucks to not be 25 anymore lol and recover.

Normal warm-up as outlined in 10/20/Life (customized for my day to day needs)

SSB squat

Belt pause squat: 3×10
One Leg GM: 3×10

Done. Left after Stan was finished squatting and went and took a 3hr nap. I should not have trained! I’ll revamp my next 3-week plan before Saturday and I’ll update all of you on what I’ll do. Likely, I’ll start this mini cycle over and re-run it.

Sucks, but life before training.. esp in the offseason!

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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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