Brian Carroll Offseason Week 1 and catching up


I’ll do a full write-up soon, but I’m going to drop some more weight going into the Arnold, so the cut isn’t such a lift altering process for about 10 days. So, as such, I’ve gotten fat over the last week so the plan is working PERFECTLY! NOT. I’m about 268 right now and want to be under 260 for my training cycle going into the arnold.

I’m going to be switching up my training for a couple of weeks, and have some fun with it. I have about 18 weeks or so before the Arnold so I will have it split up like this:

Next 2 weeks: just some work each day, nothing too specfic

The following 5 weeks: Lots of raw volume work on the big 3 lifts as well as assistance work.

Last weeks work:

Monday – lots of eating
Tuesday – 1 mile walk, 40yd hill sprints, Mcgill big 3
Wed – 1 mile walk, 40yd hill sprints
Thursday – off – sore from running
Friday – 1.5 mile walk, 40yd hill sprints, Mcgill big 3
Sat – 1.5 mile walk, 40yd hill sprints, mcgill big 3, push-ups etc

Today, Monday will be the start of my new training cycle. I’ll probably floor press tonight and keep it light, but lots of volume.

I’ll soon be jumping into an offseason template for the next 5 weeks that is pretty much exactly laid out in 10/20/Life

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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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