Brian Carroll Offseason Week 6, day 2 & 3

I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/7/15 where I totaled 2610@242 and won the overall. I did not achieve ALL of my goals but I’m still happy with the results, not content.

I will compete in August at the RPS Meet in NJ, but first guest lifting at the RPS Ft. Myers meet!

The plan is to take my heavy weeks while home, and working raw and in briefs while gone on the road. Too many distractions while traveling to ensure that I’ll be on point and have all I need to go over 1k on the squat.

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Good sessions so far this week.

I know I glossed over the weekend without saying too much in depth. It was a great weekend but I don’t always say how the team is really most of my best friends and weekends like last are why I love powerlifting.

It also happened to be a year to the day that my Friend passed away. There reason why things fell together the way they did. I think about him and this often.

I should probably make that clear pretty often.

Wed training(Squat/DL assistance):

KB swings
McGill Big 3

McGill Chins SS W/Barbell rack rows: lots
Barbell Shrug: 3×10 with snatch grip
Barbell piston squat: 3×6 – 225lb
Hammer Curl: 3×10
One Leg GM: 3×10
Birddogs to finish….

Normal Warm-up:
Band fly

Band fly: 3×15
Band skull: 3×15
DB OHP: 4×10
DB side lateral: 3×10
DB Incline press: 3×10
McGill Big 3…


I’m feeling great and ready to get after it a bit. I’ll be getting my shit together and in order over the next 3 weeks and really start pushing in June.

I let myself get out of shape pretty bad but it’s part of the game. I play, and I paid. BUT this is my training log so you know the good and the bad.

Aside from my Right hip being tight, my body feels great. I should have a productive offseason and a PR meet in August.

Body weight is decent now: 263 and needs to keep coming down. I’m not very lean.

I have a deadlift meet in 3 weeks. Time to do a little prep for that also!

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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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