About The Founder – Brian Carroll

Author, speaker, coach/consultant, Powerlifter (retired 2020) | Multiple all-time World record holder in 3 weight classes | 22 years in the strength game

The first man to squat over 1300lbs in competition | 3x Arnold Classic Champion | #2 Ranked Powerlifter 2010’s All-Decade List

About Brian Carroll

Brian is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. Since 1999, Brian Carroll has been a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport’s history. Having lifted at the elite world-class level since 2005,  back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free). He is now dedicated to helping others avoid the mistakes he made in the past through private and group coaching. 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 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.

Since 2005, even during his years of being injured, Brian has not slipped out of the top two in the American rankings in both the squat and total, and he’s been ranked number one in both categories multiple times at 220, 242, and 275 pounds. With over 60 official competition squats over 1000lbs, spread over three different weight classes, he’s one of the best lifters, particularly squatters of all time.

Brian is a McGill Method-certified provider for the Florida region and works with back-pained clients online, virtually, and in person. Brian consults with Royalty to average Joe’s who are weekend warriors and top powerlifters worldwide, and not limited to NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and UFC athletes.

Brian’s impressive recovery and experience in the trenches have allowed him to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches in the NHL & NFL, and experts from all facets of sport on avoiding injury while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.

Brian is also an accomplished author, writing the best-selling strength training book 10/20/Life and Cutting weight before Gift of Injury. He runs the website PowerRackStrength.com where he shares the articles and training logs of a host of athletes of all domains who utilize his 10/20/Life methodology. His articles have been published in multiple magazine publications, including Men’s Health, Power, Powerlifting USA, Ironman, Muscle & Fitness, and Flex, and Medical Journals such as Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Brian was recently named as having two of the “top 20 greatest powerlifting performances of All-Time” with 2651lbs total at 242lbs and 2730lbs total at 275lbs, respectively, with the higher ranking total (242 done in 2016) accomplished post back injury. Most recently, Brian was named the #2 lifter of the 2010s, only ranking behind the immortal David Hoff.

Team PRS Mission Statement

We believe that availability supersedes ability- meaning one must be healthy enough to showcase strength & skill in order to perform. What good is all of your strength if you’re too hurt and beat-down to showcase it?

Brian Carroll’s mission at Power Rack Strength (PRS) is to provide you with the most up-to-date, cutting-edge training information backed by science. His diverse background will help you sift through the clutter to deliver actionable information covering the psychological and physiological components of strength training, nutrition, and recovery methods through articles & training logs. All of this to help keep you strong, healthy, and resilient to achieve success, enjoyment, and continued progress in your chosen endeavor. Availiblity supersedes ability – this is one of Brian’s Mantras.

Brian’s Career Highlights

  • Holds, or has held multiple ATWR squats in the 220, 275, and 308-pound weight classes.
  • One of few lifters to attain a professional powerlifting total in three different weight classes: 220 – 2376, 242 – 2651, 275 – 2730.
  • Ranked second in the world in the 275-pound class with a total of 2730 and a historic 1185 squat—a then-world-record.
  • 1030lbs+ squat or more in 4 weight classes – 220, 242, 275, 308
  • 1102lbs+ squat or more in 3 weight classes – 242, 275, 308
  • 755lbs+ deadlift in 4 weight classes – 220, 242, 275, 308
  • First-athlete to squat over 1300lbs in competition, regardless of weight class.

220 Class

1030 ATWR Squat, 633 Bench, 755 Deadlift
2375 TOTAL (10th best of all-time)

242 Class

1102 Squat, 788 Bench, 780 Deadlift
2651 TOTAL (2nd best of all-time)

275 Class

1185 ATWR Squat, 825 Bench, 800 Deadlift
2730 TOTAL (3rd best of all-time)

308 Class

1306 Squat ATWR – biggest squat ever done in competition history

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