Brian Carroll Offseason -Week 11, day 1: Squat/DL and RIP

Bob passed away exactly 3months ago TODAY. RIP Friend, never will you be forgotten. You will be on my mind as WE put on upcoming seminars, as I prepare for this meet, and as I compete on meet day. I’m glad we had the chance to spend the last bit of time together Arnold weekend. Looking back, I was fortunate to have the time that I did with you. Thank you.
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 264 in the AM, and I will slowly move toward 260 over the next couple of months, where I want it to stay.

NOTE: Team Samson will also be doing a Seminar the following day, stay tuned for details.

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

For the full story of why I decided to go 242, read this: A Look in the Mirror, Part 1

Mcgill Big 3
BW Squat

Deload day!

Meet is about 13 weeks away, and the prior week was pretty much and off/deload week due to having a bug at the start of the week.

Bodyweight hit a low of 259, but then stabilized in mid 260’s once I returned to a somewhat normal eating schedule.

325×1 – 5 sets of form singles

Deadlift (sumo)
315×1 – 5 sets of form singles

Reverse Sled Drag: 200 yards

Mcgill Big 3: lots

I have to say, I didn’t feel great. Missing so many days training is never a good thing, but necessary. I did, however, feel better as I got going. All in all, not too bad.

Going to deload on the bench, and work some floor press stuff while hammering my triceps.

I’ve got a few weeks left of offseason before I transition into a precontent cycle and full gear.

I’m very much looking forward to this meet and putting up a total at 242. I don’t have super crazy goals, other than get through the meet and hit decent numbers. I’ll worry about that later.

It will not be easy. I have a LOT of traveling over the next 3 months that will make training difficult, but I will be OK.

As I was working this afternoon (and updating my log), this song was playing in the background on my Pandora “tool” channel. I’m not a HUGE fan of System, but the instrumentals in this song are very cool to me. PS – I’ve never watched the video, it’s probably dumb FYI. [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][author title=”About the Author”]

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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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