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.
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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

Warm-up:
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.

Training:
Squat
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.
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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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