Brian Carroll Offseason: Week 7, day 1 Squat/DL

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 am registered to compete in August at the RPS Meet in NJ, but first guest lifting at the RPS Ft. Myers meet!

The plan for summer 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 have that deadlift meet coming up super fast at the end of this month, so I’m prepping for that best I can.

I will be pulling both sumo and conventional with the goal of pulling a PR. I wont be cutting for this meet but will come in around 265 at the most.

It’s not secret that I will probably not be 100% strength for the end of the month, but I’m going to try to turn it on as best as possible.

Here is Saturday’s session:

Normal warm-up:
KB swings
Mcgill big 3
BW squat

Pause Squat:

Deads: sumo and conventional back to back
straps up
straps down

… lots of form work and dialing in technique

Lot’s of McGill big 3

Everything felt pretty good. I’m going to up the volume a bit this coming week (2 weeks out) and work into the low 700’s for back to back reps. I’ll have to push this week harder than I would like to but my time is limited. I’ll make the most of the time that I have.

I’m very thankful that I can pull both sumo and conventional 100% pain free. I had my doubts that this would ever happen again!

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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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