13 Oct Brian Carroll precontest training: Week 10, day 1 – Last heavy lower
I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m at about 2 weeks out.
Weight has stabilized between 264-267 without too much effort. Once I cut out the crap at night, I should drop down to 260 pretty easily, but I dont want to do that now because I feel good, and my gear fits well at this weight.
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
14 days out: Last true heavy day for squat and deadlift, so I wanted to feel a little weight on my back, but really work on dialing in my deadlift form.
650×1 – briefs
800×1 – full gear
910×1 – full gear
1000×1 – same – form is better each week
DONE – felt good
Mcgill big 3 – and lots of yard work.
Happy with how this training cycle ended up with the squat and dead. I really held back on the dead to save it for the meet. There’s a change I could pull both ways at the meet, as I feel more explosive conventional, but the sumo is much easier on my back. The good news is I have options.
I have a heavy bench on Monday, then I’m going to wrap up the training cycle with some volume assistance work and then taper it down as I prepare to start cutting weight. Yay!
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