Brian Carroll | Precontest Week 2, day 3 & 4| Assistance work

I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/7/15 where I totaled 2610@242 and won the overall. I did not achieve ALL of my goals but I’m still happy with the results, not content.

I’m after the total record at 242 of 2695, and squat record of 1140. My best total ever is 2730, and best squat ever is 1185 – my best individual lifts combined are low to mid 2800’s at 275. My best total at 242 is 2610 and I will be adding to that very soon.

My next meet is RPS Meet August 29, in Atlantic City, NJ. I’ll be lifting at 242.

Training for this competition starts now. I have about 9 weeks in each lift to get things right.

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It’s been a a very good week of training. I’m very happy with my bodyweight, how I’m feeling and my new Inzer gear. The new Leviathan Ultra Pro Squat Suit is going to be the coolest thing to hit the equipped market since the original Canvas many, many years ago.


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I now have ALL of my gear and most of it is 100% dialed in and some about 85% which at this point is GOOD. Inzer has always been good to me and now that I have the opportunity to help my team out with the best gear, it’s a perfect co-op.

I guess I need to book my trip! LOL


I ended up combining both SQT/DL assistance into one day since we are moving up squat day to Friday night vs Sat am due to the 4th of july!

McGill Big 3
Band fly

McGill Chins: 20
DB shrug: 3×15
Triceps press-down: 3×15
Hammer curl: 3×12
One leg KB GM: 3×15
Band Shoulder Dislocation: 20
Birddogs to finish…
Foam Rolling and some mobility work

Good session. Like I said above, I’m feeling good aside the normal aches and pains here and there (hips and elbows mainly from shirted benching) which is TO BE expected from time to time. I did hurt my back or something a while back. I Forget the details.

I got 2 massages this week and have been very aware of everything I’m doing day to day to stay in my routine. This for me, is key. I have very bad OCD and I’m easily distracted and sidetracked. If I get thrown off my routine too much I lose my mind and spin my wheels. Not good.

I’m very much looking forward to starting week 3 and putting some weight on my back and in my hands.

Good stuff!

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Brian is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. From 1999 to 2020, Brian Carroll was a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport's history. Brian started off competing in bench press competitions 'raw,' then, shortly into the journey, he gravitated toward equipped lifting as there were no "raw" categories then. You only had to choose from single-ply (USPF) and Multi-ply (APF/WPC). Brian went on to total 2730 at 275 and 2651 at 242 with more than ten times his body weight in three different classes (220, 242, 275), and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two other weight classes. He's totaled 2600 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes in his career. With 60 squats of 1000lbs or more officially, this is the most in powerlifting history, regardless of weight class or federation, by anyone not named David Hoff. Brian realized many ups and downs during his 20+ years competing. After ten years of high-level powerlifting competition and an all-time World Record squat at 220 with 1030, in 2009, Brian was competing for a Police academy scholarship. On a hot and humid July morning, Brian, hurdling over a barricade at 275lbs, landed on, fell, and hurt his back. After years of back pain and failed therapy, Brian met with world-renowned back specialist Prof McGill in 2013, which changed his trajectory more than he could have imagined. In 2017, Brian Carroll and Prof McGill authored the best-selling book about Brian's triumphant comeback to powerlifting in Gift of Injury. Most recently (10.3.20) -Brian set the highest squat of all time (regardless of weight class) with 1306 lbs – being the first man to break the 1300lb squat barrier at a bodyweight of 303 lbs.
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