Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC Training | Week 3 Day 1|

10/20/Life seminar at Crossfit Wilmington Jan 23 & 24!


I’m about 8 weeks out from the Arnold & 15 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!

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

Training Sat – Squat/DL (combo day approach)

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


645×1 – 2 singles – in Predator Briefs
735×1 – 2 singles – added Inzer Gripper Wraps
Added Leviathan Ultra Pro

Deads 4″ block…. – RAWWWWW

One Leg GM: 3×15
McGill big 3…..


This week felt VERY good. My hip issues seem to have subsided since my come to jeebus a few weeks ago.. I’ve stayed dedicated to my promise to take care of my body work and It’s paying off. I feel GREAT. Seriously.

Sucks that I have to stick to singles on the squat (due to having issues keeping form perfect with reps) but I’m lucky to have the ability to pull reps on the dead.

I’m going to stick with raw blocks for another week and beltless. Then to the Inzer Fusion for the rest of the precontest.

I can honestly say that my back strength is back 100% to pre injury. Very thankful!

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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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