21 Aug Brian Carroll Precontest training Week 1, day 3
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
Mcgill Big 3
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.
20 singles – different grips
DOH Barbell shrug:
405×10- 3 sets
BB piston squat:
3×10 – LIGHT
2-arm DB row:
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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