Brian Carroll | 11.10.17 Week 1, day 1 | Squat & DL

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I’m starting 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.

*I have an oral surgery appt I just scheduled for Friday, which will throw a wrench in my plan, unfortunately (so will likely be a 5-week wave now)*

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

Squat with SSB – triple to an RPE of 7
425×3 – more like a 6

2″ block pulls – triple to an RPE of 7

Belt squat: 3×8

Bottoms up carry: 4 trips x 50 yards

Rolling plank: lots

Awesome to be back in the gym but dude was I sore! Squats and deadlifts felt pretty good, along with the rest of the work. Sucks I have to miss this weekends doubles session, but it’s part of offseason where you have to take care of other shit besides training.

Looking forward to getting back under the bar and attacking my weak points.

Here is a very cool video in case you missed it with Stu and me!

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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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