Brian Carroll precontest training week 10, day 2 – Opener bench

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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

Warm-up:
Mcgill Big 3
BW squats
Band fly

I really felt beat down going into this one. I ended doing too much work outside on Saturday, and that sucked! I was still down and out on Monday, but work had to be done.

The goal for the day was to get at least an opener and maybe a second to touch.

Here’s how it went:
425 raw
605×2 3b/2bd
715×1 1bd
765 – crap
765 – crap
765 – good

The first two I was getting choked out and letting my collar ride up. Lesson learned, I HAVE to get my aggressive with setting my shirt and this taught me the hard way. I have to keep the shoulders up, and keep pulling the chest DOWN!

Either way, I plan on opening around 750 and this is a touch more so with rest and a better groove, i should smash this with ease.

I went on and did a few more things..

Bench dip: 3×20
band fly: 3×20
Push-up: 5×10 explosive

some other crap.

Then home to eat. That wraps up the last heavy day of the cycle. I will outline what my next 10 days will look like as I wrap up the cycle and move toward my weight cut.

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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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