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


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
Band BW squat
KB swing

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. [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 is committed to helping people overcome back pain and optimizing lifts and movement. After years of suffering, he met back specialist Prof. McGill in 2013, which led to a life-changing transformation. In 2017, they co-authored the best-selling book "Gift of Injury." On October 3, 2020, Carroll made history in powerlifting by squatting 1306 lbs, becoming the first person to break this record. He retired with a secure legacy and a life free from back pain.
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