Brian Carroll | Benching in the rain | Plus week 2 in SDP |

Thanks to and for supporting my lifting career!

Now that I have a few Saturday’s at home, I’m going to run a 3-week mini-cycle until I go out of town for Exos in PHX, early November. You can still register for the event at EXOS to see me and other great speakers!

Week 2, day 2 – bench training
Last week was triples, so this week we did doubles. Check out how it went:

Normal warm-up, no matter what…..

Floor press:
Top set of 370×2

Right as we all hit 315, the rain started to really come down. Not the brightest idea, but I had one more set to go. You can see in the video it wasn’t just sprinkling.

SDP Shirt work:
400×3 – 4bd
500×3 – 3bd
550×3 – 3bd
620×3 – 2/3bd

It was good to be back in the shirt as this week felt so much better than last! It has been 7mo+ since setting up on the bench press regardless of shirt or not, after all.

Incline DB press:

Grenade skulls:

Cable triceps press-down:

Hammer curl:

Planks and variations:
a couple rounds

Each week things feel quite better. I really wish I wasn’t going to miss week 4, but such is life. I’m making the most of the time I have.

I’m really doing something I haven’t done in some time. I’m starting over on every lift and rebuilding the foundation. Especially with the bench press and my R shoulder and pec (which is BARELY hanging on by a thread-like-Piano-wire).

This has been a blow to the ego, but after taking so many months off, it was time to start re-tooling a few things. A fresh reboot!

So far, so good!

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Brian Carroll is committed to helping people overcome back pain and optimizing lifts and movement. After years of suffering, he met back specialist Prof. McGill in 2013, which led to a life-changing transformation. In 2017, they co-authored the best-selling book "Gift of Injury." On October 3, 2020, Carroll made history in powerlifting by squatting 1306 lbs, becoming the first person to break this record. He retired with a secure legacy and a life free from back pain.
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