6/25/14 – Offseason Week 4, day 3 – Squat/DL assistance and an AWESOME video of two of the best lifters EVER


I’m currently in an off-season training mode, and I’m looking to do a meet in the fall. Bodyweight is currently down to 270 from 293 and I want to continue becoming more healthy and active (walking a mile per day) and eventually get back into a precontest prep by August 2014. Best official equipped lifts in competition are 1185 squat, 825 bench, 800 deadlift with a 2730 total.

Mcgill Big 3
KB Swing


Last part of my little deload. I’m still having some issues with my left lat, which has now crept into my triceps and is super tight. I don’t think it’s a big deal, but for now, I’m going to avoid chins. I wanted to hammer some upper back and Hams as I move forward into a more traditional block of offseason training.


Goblet Squat

Lat pull-down

Rack Barbell row *

Sumo Shrug
3×10 DOH

One leg GM

Hammer Curl

Rolling plank

* I like squeezing these as hard as I can, and control it instead of swinging it.


Par for the course. Nothing special, but I can tell you this; being 20lb lighter I feel like a MILLION BUCKS. Mentally, physically and just overall just better and more healthy. I know to a certain extent my strength will suffer, but I can fix that.

I’m really looking forward to getting under some weight on Saturday. Looks like a meet in October is the plan. More info to follow very soon.

I know the language barrier is in full effect here, but this video is awesome. Two of the greatest lifters in the world, and EVER for that matter.

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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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