Brian Carroll Offseason Week 4, day 2 Bench

I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/7/15 where I totaled 2610@242 and won the overall. I did not achieve ALL of my goals but I’m still happy with the results, not content.


I’m now looking to possibly compete at the RPS Atlantic City meet in August at 242. This will be another fun challenge for me as I will have a unique travel schedule throughout the summer. I will be having Adam Driggers and Jonathan Byrd keeping me accountable week to week when I’m in town starting at about 10 weeks out to ensure I’m getting adequate work in since my time home with the crew will be limited. I’ll also be enlisting the help of Scott Paltos and Beth Thomas to keep an eye on my programming while traveling and when to push and when to back off.

I’ll also bounce some things off of Daniel Dalenberg, Clint Smith and Zane Geeting here and there.

The plan is to take my heavy weeks while home, and working raw and in briefs while gone on the road. Too many distractions while traveling to ensure that I’ll be on point and have all I need to go over 1k on the squat.

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I’ll be heading to Kansas this weekend with my man Jonathan Byrd and my girl Beth Thomas for a seminar in Salina, Kansas! The turnout seems to be very good but there’s still a few spots yet. Hit me up for any details!

JB, Beth and myself will get some training in and plan some of our offseason programming and precontest – the August RPS meet for me in particular.

Monday’s bench training:
Normal warm-up….

I feel like I needed a little bit of a deload, so I did

Floor press:

Incline DB press:

Flat DB press:

Super set – Band fly – rolling planks: 3×15
Super set – Push-up – Bench dip: 3×15
Band press-down: 3×25

That was it. Felt a little under the weather over the weekend but it could have been a number of things but I took a light day to be sure.

I AM STILLLLL SORE from last Saturday’s session. All that one legged crap smoked me and I’m so out of shape. I haven’t done any one leg work (aside GM’s) since working with McGill due to the fact that twisting my pelvis for the first bit was not recommended to me by Stu. As long as it doesn’t irritate my back, I’ll keep this in 2x per week.

Looking forward to getting completely in the groove as I’m almost there. Walking about 1.5 miles per day and feeling better by the day. The break was much needed but it’s time to get serious again.

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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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