03 Sep Brian Carroll | 10/20/Life new Offseason | Week 3 Squat and Deadlift with voice-over training video
I'm currently training in an offseason approach using the 10/20/Life method. I've only been back to training for about 20 weeks, and shoulder has been cooperative, with very few roadblocks and setbacks. Huge thanks to Andrew Lock for the help in my shoulder progressions and understanding a better way to incorporate more efficient cervical, thoracic, and rotator/shoulder training into my approach. Still so much to learn! I've been working on a lot of things this year, one building my powerlifting Team here at PRS HQ in Jacksonville, Fl. I feel like I need more time to get my shoulder used to load (before getting into a SDP bench shirt)
I will pick out a tune-up meet soon.
I will be attending the WPO Finals this year in IL. It will be nice to sit back and have no pressure at a high-level meet.
I’m happy to announce that I’m now carrying the Vertical diet 3.0 in the shop! I like this approach to dieting. It’s not a fad diet, but something you create, which is sustainable and enjoyable. As Stan says, “compliance is the science.” For those who would like to read more about the vertical diet, please see this article from earlier this year: Five Changes for 2019 and I’ve done a decent job at adhering to this; getting better every day.. Still working on the sleep aspect! Also, if you like the belt squat rack attachment that you see my team and me using in our videos, you can grab yours here and get $50 off your purchase, taking it down to only $900!
8.31.19 Saturday’s Deload Squat/DL session:
- Squat: 325×1 – 5 singles
- Deadlift Hook grip – 315×1 – 5 singles
- Belt squat Pause style: 4×5
- Sled drags: 5x50yd
The plan was to push for another week because the bands have beaten me down and overall I’m achy. Especially my knees. Not just from the bands but from walking around at 300lbs+. Yes, the picture above is accurate and first thing in the AM weight, stripped, minus miss-matched socks. It’s gotten a little out of control and my body doesn’t like it. I need to be closer to 280 than 300lbs. This is heavier than I ever have been when I was lifting at 275.
Steve and I made the call (deload) as we were starting to warm-up and knew it was the right decision. When Blue, Shane, and the others showed, we let them know and got to work. Still a great session. Squats moved fast, and so did deads. This is the first time I’ve pulled off the floor in a while, and I added in hook grip. I need to be able to pull this way just in case. It felt very natural, so what we are doing is working (with the 4″ blocks). We will be going back to bands next week (adding the light bands to the mix too) and back to block pulls.
As many of you know, Hurricane Dorian has been heading toward FL for about 5 years and has been quite the distraction. Regardless, we have been getting our sessions in.
I’m looking forward to getting back after it after this deload is over. I have a friend coming into town, Danny Bellmore and we are going to get some training in! Should be a good weekend.