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:

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 is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. From 1999 to 2020, Brian Carroll was a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport's history. Brian started off competing in bench press competitions 'raw,' then, shortly into the journey, he gravitated toward equipped lifting as there were no "raw" categories then. You only had to choose from single-ply (USPF) and Multi-ply (APF/WPC). Brian went on to total 2730 at 275 and 2651 at 242 with more than ten times his body weight in three different classes (220, 242, 275), and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two other weight classes. He's totaled 2600 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes in his career. With 60 squats of 1000lbs or more officially, this is the most in powerlifting history, regardless of weight class or federation, by anyone not named David Hoff. Brian realized many ups and downs during his 20+ years competing. After ten years of high-level powerlifting competition and an all-time World Record squat at 220 with 1030, in 2009, Brian was competing for a Police academy scholarship. On a hot and humid July morning, Brian, hurdling over a barricade at 275lbs, landed on, fell, and hurt his back. After years of back pain and failed therapy, Brian met with world-renowned back specialist Prof McGill in 2013, which changed his trajectory more than he could have imagined. In 2017, Brian Carroll and Prof McGill authored the best-selling book about Brian's triumphant comeback to powerlifting in Gift of Injury. Most recently (10.3.20) -Brian set the highest squat of all time (regardless of weight class) with 1306 lbs – being the first man to break the 1300lb squat barrier at a bodyweight of 303 lbs.
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