Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC Training | Week 2 Day 1 & 2 |

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I’m about 9 weeks out from the Arnold & 14 out from the RPS US Open and just started precontest!

Also, as shown in the Featured pic – 10/20/life SECOND ADDITION in SOFT BACK physical copies will be ready VERY soon! Keep an eye out for this!


Since my last post, I’ve gotten on track. You can read about my come to Jesus here: Last log entry

Training Saturday!

Normal warm-up which you can read about HERE McGill Big 3

First day back in gear! Here’s how it went
Predator briefs/ Inzer Grippers
600×1 – 2 singles
700×1 – 2 singles
Added Leviathan Ultra – 805×1 (second to last warm-up)

Deads – 2″ block pull

One Leg GM: 3×10
Birddog: lots


Great session. It felt good to be back in the gear and actually have it feel comfortable. I really think this will be key for me being the second cycle in the Inzer gear. My groove felt good. I’m going to stay raw for a couple more weeks to make up for having to take a couple of weeks off from offseason.

I’ll be working higher on both the squat and deadlift next week before taking a deload. Prob 900 squat and 675 ish on dead.

Monday – Day 2

Normal warm-up


425×3 – 3bd
465×3 – 3bd
added SDP size 58/56
515×3 – 2 sets
570×3 – 1 set
610×3 – 1 set
* all to 3bd

Incline DB press: 3×10
Bench dip: 3×15
Triceps press-down: 3×15
Band fly: 3×15

This felt like crap even though it moved well. I have a LOT of work to do with my bench. I didn’t get a whole lot of good work in over the offseason but with Paul Key’s help, I’ll get to where I need it to be. Next week will be more of the same as we approach 80%+.

Long road ahead, but I’m up for it.

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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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