Brian Carroll Offseason Training Week 6, day 1 with Video


I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m in offseason training and will move into precontest at about 10 weeks out. My bodyweight is hovering around 270, and I will slowly move toward 260 over the next couple of months, where I want it to stay.

I’m going to compete at 242, as I feel better there, overall.

Mcgill big 3
KB Swing

Continue to dial in/break in my overkill briefs and work up on squat to an RPE of about 7 for a double, then go up for a single. For the deadlift, I’m staying with singles to perfect form. RPE of 5-6 for a bit.

add Overkill Brief
755×2 *video
805×1 *video

Sumo deads:
315×1 – 3 sets
405×1 – 3 sets
500×1 – 3 sets *last one was best, last 2 on video

One Leg GM:

McGill Crunch:

Briefs are fitting better, but are really cutting into me. I guess I’m just a sissy. Other than that, they are molding to my body and I feel really good in them.

Squats feel nice and tight. I’m approaching depth, and should hit it soon. I’m also a bit weak, but other than being a touch off balance with the 805 (I had to ease it up, as I rocked on heels) I felt good and explosive.

Deads feel better than they have in years. Granted, the weight is super light, but it’s a good sign. Position feels good too.

Next Saturday is a deload for the squat and dead, then I’ll be cranking it back up the following week into the mid 8s to 9 for squat, and mid 5’s to 6 on dead. I’ll probably be adding in knee wraps soon as well.

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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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