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

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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