Brian Carroll Precontest training Week 1, day 3

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I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m 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
Push-ups
Band fly

Note: My lats were SMOKED going into this session for some reason, so I decided to go in with a mentality of pulling back a little bit and not pushing too hard. I’ve had an issue of pulling lats over the last year.

Training:
Mcgill pull-up:
20 singles – different grips

DOH Barbell shrug:
405×10- 3 sets

BB piston squat:
3×10 – LIGHT

GHR:
3 sets

2-arm DB row:
3×10

Hammer curl:
3×12

cool down…
Mcgill big 3 and lat stretches

I felt so much better once done than when I started. Body is feeling good.

Oddly enough – the ONLY strength loss that I’ve felt is my grip. DOH shrugs feel heavier and grip doesn’t feel as sure in left hand.

I’m sure my squat will feel a little heavier on my back but that’s not the case yet, as weights are not too big.

I have a BIG day on Saturday. More squat/bench/dead work and breaking in new gear. Won’t be easy but I’m up for it!

Time to sort out the kinks and get some momentum going!

The plan for saturday:
Squat: heavy double straps down and up
Bench: touch in new shirt and break in new one
Dead: light work, but work in new DL suit

Get the valium ready, ria! hahahaha
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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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