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

Owner and Founder at PowerRackStrength.com
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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