Brian Carroll: Inzer, Training, RPS Redemption 2, Guest Lifting and the Weekend

I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/7/15 where I totaled 2610@242 and won the overall. I did not achieve ALL of my goals but I’m still happy with the results, not content.

I’m after the total record at 242 of 2695, and squat record of 1140. My best total ever is 2730, and best squat ever is 1185 – my best individual lifts combined are low to mid 2800’s at 275. My best total at 242 is 2610 and I will be adding to that very soon.

I am registered to compete in August at the RPS Meet in NJ, but first guest dead-lifting at the RPS Ft. Myers meet May 30, followed by a 10/20/life Seminar on Sunday, May 31. Register HERE!

The plan for summer is to take my heavy weeks while home, and working raw and in briefs while gone on the road. Too many distractions while traveling to ensure that I’ll be on point and have all I need to go over 1k on the squat.

Training for this competition starts this week.

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This spring, summer, AND fall, Team PRS will be covering a good bit of the United States doing SEMINARS AND CLINICS so make sure to check our schedule to see if I’ll be near you! If you are interested in having our team come to you, contact me here: briancarroll.lmt@gmail.com.

Wrapping up last week, I played in a new Inzer MaxDL and Predator brief combo to see how I liked the fit and such. Well, this thing fits like a glove. My goal was to do some pulls to 500 or so and figure out what combo was the best fit for the weekend’s deadlifting at Bert & Mindy’s meet.
So this day was pretty light overall and I finished with some upper back and shrug work.

Fort Myers:
I traveled down early to the meet to meet up with Scott and others and to get settled in. I was unpleasantly surprised that it was a 5hr journey but I should done more research prior to leaving late! I just forgot. Regardless of the sucky drive, I got in a lot of phone calls with friends, clients and people I needed to catch up with, so I made the best of it!

Scott was right on weight and had no issues coming in so this was good.

Everyone seemed to make weight easy, except for Jordan and Lisa G had to work for it a bit but it all came off pretty smooth. I weighted right at 265 and took it easy all day and got some work done. My focus this weekend was to spend time with my team and help out as much as possible.

We ate dinner together with most of the team and had a great time. It’s always amazing to see how well we all click and get along. Such a great time.

SIDE NOTE:

We also are rolling out a couple of new shirt designs/colors (ladies racer back Next Level, and Men’s tanks and tees in next level brand) that we were selling at the venue and wanted to get some feedback on so overall it was set to be a great weekend.

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I’m actually taking preorders on:
Ladies Next Level RacerBack Orange with white & Navy writing
Men’s Nexty Level Form Fitted Tee Olive Drab with tan writing

If you want one before we load onto the site, send paypal to BrianCarroll.LMT@gmail.com: $25 including shipping
THE FOLLOWING SIZES ARE IN STOCK

LADIES: S, M, L
MEN: L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

The first shipment will go out this Friday, so let me know!

BACK TO THE MEAT:

We had the following lifters in the meet:
Lisa G /Todd G
Filipe G
Scotty P
Keith P
Nicole B
Danny B
Danny V
Lab Rat
Chris D
Jordan W

So we had our hands full all day with handling, coaching and such. Chad Walker, Adam, Clint, Byrd and myself were pretty busy taking care of this. I would say that we handled it good and got all we needed to done.

I won’t go into the day’s these lifters had as you can read most of their logs on the site but here are a few highlights:
Chris Della Fave going over 2400 again at 242
Lisa G PRing in everything again at 114
Nicole PRing on Squat
Jordan all time WR 785 squat at 220
Kieth price Squat PR
Filipe battling all day
Scotty P PR squat
Danny V first 700 dead
Danny B qualifying for Arnold 2016
Lab Rat PR on Squat, bench and Total

You get the idea, it was a great showing for PRS /1020 this weekend.

Bert & Mindy ran a great meet with ample time and space for the lifters to do what they needed. The hotel was super nice with great food and easily accessible from the expressway. Lots of good lifters on the platform and lots of hot girls around never hurts either.

My day:
Byrd and I guest pulled to support a meet that we believe in and people who believe in us as well. I didn’t really have much prep going in but I wanted to test out my new Inzer gear. I ramped up for a couple of weeks and was going to give it hell.
I felt pretty good warming up. Here is what I did:
Normal warm-up:
McGill big 3
BW squat
Chest and shoulder stretches

225×5
315×2
455×1
615×1
We were given 2 attempts
Opener: 720, good and easy
Second 805 (5lb meet PR) miss

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I thought that after the opener went so well that I had a good shot at 805 but it got out in front of me and came out of my over hand. And in the video you can see me look at my hands the same as the first time I ever gazed at a real vagina. Surprised and puzzled.

Time to get in shape and attack my weak points. I let it drift out at the start and it cost me. Am I happy? NO. Am I made? No, it gave it my best and will prepare properly to get back over 800 when it will help me the most and count: August 29.

I want to congratulate Bert & Mindy on a great meet, all of the awesome lifters that came and gave it their all, the spotters and loaders for the meet, the sponsors and everyone that lent a hand to me or my crew this weekend.

I want to thank Kim Wolfe and my wife Ria for running my booth and watching it while I was in the back with the lifters. Thanks to my PRS team for their support and professionalism. Thanks to Adam, Kieth, Clint and Chad for their help this weekend! Thanks to John Inzer of IAD for his support for me and helping me provide my team with great gear to help their performance and safety on and off the platform.
Make sure to read the team’s logs to get the real scoop and insight to their days.

Going forward:
Offseason for Byrd and I starts today for the month of June and then we will transition into the new Inzer gear as it comes. Next up is the SDP and New Leviathan.

Stay tuned for some pretty cool updates.

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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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