Brian Carroll | Offseason training | Week 10, back in Inzer gear

Starting this week, week 10, we will be working in gear some.

Briefs and wraps for the squat, so straight bar. Shirt off boards for bench and some raw pressing with the football bar, and wagon wheels/ suit straps down for the deadlift here and there. We will still have plenty of raw work but will be getting in gear for our first or second lift of the day.

Here is what I did:





805×3 RPE 7

** all done in Preds size 46, 2ply with grid.

No assistance – went to eat sushi.

I didn’t do assistance because I haven’t felt great since coming back from C-bus last week. But the weight felt fine. Reps are hard, but I enjoy them lately. A lot different than I’ve used in the previous 5-7 years. Lots of changes, but enjoying it. Still was gassed out.

Eight hundred felt good, though I noticed that compared to last week, I brought my stance BACK in a hair, so I need to move it back out this coming weekend. I need to sit back more and open up better. A few things to work on for sure.

I felt very discombobulated during this session. I didn’t sleep very well on Friday night – I was up drinking cough-syrup all night – yes, the right kind. So I was pretty crunk and confused Saturday am and was feeling crazy. I remember getting mad a few times at Dave and Thomas on the other rack because somehow we finished squatting with four people going up to 800lbs at the same time they did with 2 going 425. Plus, I was belligerent, but it made for a fun day for all.

My goals for the squat is to go over 1100 in briefs, so we will see if I can get there. I’d like to do 1000 for a trip, too.

Still no meet picked out as of yet. Again, a few of us are looking at Bert and Mindy’s in Knoxville, Tn 10.3.20.

Looking forward to putting on the bench shirt tonight and working on my tucked-set-up for bench.

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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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