Brian Carroll – Log update!

I’m not training for anything in particular right now. I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/07 2015 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.

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I’m about ready to get back to training, and a steady diet that does NOT consist of all junk good. Almost ready.

My plan for this spring and summer is to continue to get my BW down, lean up and attack my weak-points and stay healthy. I want to be 255 or less going forward for my pre-contest work, as I don’t want to cut 20lb or more anymore and want to be healthier overall and just feel better. The closer I get to 250, the better I feel.

I will be getting my blood work done in early April and will post the results in my log, so stay tuned for that. With the diet, the cutting and the hard training over the last year, we will both see how healthy/sick I am!

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I’m finally back to training somewhat consistent.

My diet is great during the day and I let loose at night. And I mean really loose as in bad!
Here is what I did last week:
Monday – Bench work
Incline DB press: 3×15
Side lateral: 3×15
Band fly: 3×15
Bench dip: 3×15
Birddog: lots
Rolling plank lots

Felt like crap on this day for a few reasons – one my diet and two I got my sleep all messed up on Saturday night. Long story short – Friday night I didn’t get to go to sleep. I had some plans fall through and had to drive home through the night and didn’t go to sleep until about 7am – then slept till 3:30!
Moving on!
Wednesday, I didn’t train, but I DID start walking again. So I walked every day last week!
Saturday – squat work
Goblet squats: 5×15
One leg GM: 3×15
Piston squat: 3×15
Birddog: lots
1-arm KB swing: 3×12
Rolling plank: 3×15
I get out of shape pretty quick and it was evident here to do lack of training and a crappy diet! My legs actually got sore from this pathetic session!

Monday – last night didn’t start off stellar. I was warming up with the cambered bench bar on floor press and it rotated, then came out and smashed me across the face. It didn’t damage too much and luckily didn’t get my chicklets or the soft part of my nose!
So it made me mad for about 10min and then I finished warming up and here is what I did:
Floor press with stupid bar:
275×6 – 3 sets
Incline DB press: 5×12
Incline DB fly: 5×12
Rope press-down: 4×15
Bench dip: 3×15
Band skull: 3×15

Aside the closed-head injury, I’m good to go. A little bit of a headache but could have been a lot worse. Now that everything is up to date, I’ll give a full update.
BW is sitting at 262-264 and I’m ready to get my shit in order. I’m going to dial diet in, and start training worth a crap so I can start moving down to 255. THIS IS THE GOAL. Walk about at 255 and make an easy cut.
I’ve tossed around the idea of doing the PRS meet in DIRTY JERSEY at the end of August. We will see – I have a lot going on, but it might be good for me. A LOT of friends and team will be competing in this one as well as Bert & Mindy’s meet in May.

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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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