08 Dec Brian Carroll Offseason training – Week 3, day 1 – squat/bench/dead
Brian Carroll’s 10/20/Life and Paul Carter’s Lift-Run-Bang Team up!
January 17th and 18th 2015
Madtown Fitness in Madison Wisconsin
Address: 802 Stewart St, Madison, WI 53713
What will be covered:
-Offseason training for mass
-Correcting weaknesses in movements
-Fixing muscular imbalances
-Mobility and Prehabilitation
-Training mentality – How not to get complacent, how to build confidence in your lifts through proper goal setting
-Picking assistance movements that you need – how to choose them, how to perform them
-Hands on coaching for the Squat, Bench, and Deadlift
14-ish weeks until the Arnold, which is March 7, 2015.
I’m finishing week 2 of offseason work this week. I’ve had enough time off now. I’m ready to get back to it. This will be all raw for 5 weeks.
I plan on bringing my bodyweight down to the 260 range vs 265 – 268 so I can make the cut as simple as possible. I’ll be working on dropping the weight over the next little bit.
I’m making Saturday a day to hit all 3 big movements – squat/bench/deadlift to ensure my back continues to have the conditioning necessary to improve. Also, I REALLY LIKE doing all 3 on one day, then just assistance work on the other 2 days. Works well, especially raw.
Normal warm-up: Always McGill big 3
Scott Paltos was kind enough to let me use his gym and get my deload work in!
Everything felt good as it should at this point
RPE of 5 on everything
375×1 – 5 singles
270×1 – 5 singles
dead – sumo/conv
365×1 – 5 singles
Rolling planks for time……
GREAT session. I took an extra amount of time to warm-up with the weather being cold and rainy but felt great under the bar.
From first set of squat to final dead was less than 40min. I wanted to push the pace a little bit for a few reasons, mainly to challenge myself and not break my deload rules of going heavier than I need to.
I had a hell of a time in NJ and got to meet Dana, scott’s wife who’s hot and cool as hell. I’ll let you read scott’s log for details, but I’m PROUD OF HIM – if that matters to YOU.
Ready to turn things up and finish this offseason strong!
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