Brian Carroll | Fluff and buff and training full body|

I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do over the next few weeks but I’m going to get right back into some raw and moderately equipped training.

I got in a great training session Last night (wed) and got a full body session in. Felt great.

Here is what I did:

Warm-up
McGill big 3
Band fly
Band Press-down

Incline DB press: 3×12
Barbell row: 3×8
DB shrug: 3×10
One Leg GM: 3×10
Piston squat: 5×5
Leg press: 5×10
Band pull-apart: 3×10
Band shouder distraction: 3×10

Really good session.

I added in some leg press because my legs felt quite flat. Leg press, for me is a double edged sword. I’ve heard many strength guru’s say leg press is useless but when my squat was at it’s biggest (granted I was 290) I did LOTs of leg press. The only issue is unless I’m doing them perfect and only very small range of motion, they can potentially cause me issues with my back. NO GOOD. So, I’m going to proceed with caution and add them in for some leg fullness and volume. I LOVE how they make my legs feel, but I’ll play by ear or.. back.

I’m going to do some raw and brief squats tomorrow as I prep for a Saturday Seminar in Grand Rapids.

I’m going to get right back into training since I took 2 attempts saturday at the meet and that’s not even a training session. I’m feeling good, and not beat-up so no need to take time off and become a lardass again. Like after the Arnold.

*** welcome to the new team members! Crystal, Paul, Low Country, Madtown, and Dean! Great to have you – keep a look out for weekly content and training logs!

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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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