Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC Training | Week 6 | Day 1 |




I’m about 4.5 weeks out from the Arnold & 11.5 out from the RPS US Open and am knee-deep in peaking phase.

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

The goal for this Saturday training session was to take an opener on squat and deadlift with a RB second attempt also on squat. Things went pretty well, but I had a few issues.

Predator briefs
750×1 – added wraps
840×1 – went full gear. Went well
935x1x2 – same – full gear, I screwed this all up and took it back to back reps. It gassed me.
1040×1 – still gassed from the blunder prior set, so I racked it.
1040×1 – hard but I made it through. Not happy.

Was supposed to take 1100 with bands but was smart and called it.

625×1 – last warmup
715×1 – opener

I was up for a bad training session and so I wasn’t too mad about this one. I made some dumb mistakes leading up to and during my last warmups where I racked it after a half squat, then walked right back and took it again. This gassed me. This was stupid of ME. I own that. Wont happen again. Do something stupid? Here’s how I handle it – I get mad at myself, beat myself up and then forget about it. The end.

Deadlift went well even though I was gassed mentally and physically. I can still pull my opener though! haha. I totally have moved past this session and am focusing on this week.

I benched monday night and that went well. I’ll post about that tomorrow!

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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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