Brian Carroll | Arnold XPC/RPS US Open Training | Week 9| Day 2 & 3 – Grand Finale


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I’m about 1.5 weeks out from the Arnold & 8.5 out from the RPS US Open and am knee-deep in peaking phase.

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Here’s a preview of a short I did with Trey Vollmer Titled “2700” – the full video will be out very soon!

Monday was the last ‘real’ training session

The goal was to hit an opener and be done.. and boy was I done.


550×1 – 3bd
700×1 – 2bd
750×1 – 1bd
750 – half

Bench dips: 3×15
Band press-down: 3×15
Band fly: 3×15

Everything moved GREAT – a little slower than ideal but considering it was right on.
Time to rest the bench and have it show up on meet day. It sure isn’t easy trying to bench big after a nice squat BUT it’s part of it. All the more reason to appreciate Dave Hoff benching 900’s after 1100’s all day. Amazing.

Wed – last squat/dl

I moved up my last day of training to shoot a 1 minute short film called “2700”. The preview for it is above.

Anyway, I did my last training session during the filming.

Squat in briefs:
up to 800

600×1 – 2 singles

I did a lot more but nothing to write home about to ensure we got enough cool shots. I can’t speak highly enough about and his work. I can’t wait to see the finished product! Should be out very soon! Note: check out trey’s work – we are using quite a few of his pics on the site!

I’m glad I got this last training session which gives me 10 full days to rest for the XPC.

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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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