Brian Carroll Offseason -Week 11, day 2: Bench

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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.

Haven’t got a decent bench day in a bit, so it was time to get a little bit of volume in, even on the deload. With that said, intensity would be kept low, but still get work in.

Training:
Floor press
315x4x2
365x4x3

CG FP
225x10x3

Bench Dip
3×15

Incline DB press
3×12

Band fly
3×15

Band Skull
3×20

Solid session. Weight was light and moved well. Something about the floor press now bothers my right shoulder, suddenly. Only since I’ve dropped weight, must be dried out some.

Everything else felt good. Looking forward to having some weight in my hands next week.

Feeling nice and sore from last night.

Body feels good overall.

I was dealing with both of my lats getting strained on pull-ups and deads for a bit. I think thats now behind me since I’m getting massage on the area now. Lats SUCK! [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 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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