Brian Carroll Offseason-Week 12, day 1: Squat and Dead

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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
Band BW squat
KB swing

Training:
Squat
625×2 – briefs
added Overkill Canvas
705×2 – 2 sets
755×1 – 2 sets
805×1 – no sets *

6″ block pull:
Top set of 2, RPE 7: 655×2

One leg KB GM: 3×15

Mcgill crunch: 10x10sec hold, no rest

My Overkill canvas suit is SUPER small. I wore it a couple weeks ago without briefs, but adding briefs was a different story! The squat session was pretty much a wash BUT I got the suit stretched out a bit, and have some direction going forward. It’ll be ready in a few weeks, I’m sure but will not be a walk in the park!

Block pulls felt better than expected! Haven’t handled over 600 since my back went brogens. Very good feeling to handle around 80% and it feel good again!

To compare, (see below) here is a sumo 455 off the same blocks less than 11months ago and then my deads from Saturday. Aside the 200lb increase, the speed and path is much better.

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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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