Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC/RPS US Open Training | Week 7 | Day 1



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I’m about 3.5 weeks out from the Arnold & 10.5 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

Little bit of a different and moderate approach to this day. The way the weeks fell I had to take a little bit of a lighter week as I’m having some of the team over to train heavy this weekend. This coming weekend marks 3 weeks out and where I usually peak, then taper down the training intensities.

So only last warm-ups today!

Predator Brief: 650, 750
Added LUP and full gear: 850
935 ish – last warmup – this moved well but never fast enough.

Added Fusion Dler
635 – last warm-up. Moved well, but to me this can’t move fast enough.

I did a little more core work and called it a day.

Things went pretty much to plan. I plan on deloading today (I made this decision earlier today) for bench and will take some benches Saturday with the team if I feel good. Big week coming up, so I will be taking it easy as much as possible.

This diss is always a good reminder: Someone else is always getting kicked harder than you are currently.

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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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