Brian Carroll | Precontest Week 4, day 1 | Squat/DL

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.

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Week 4 started on Saturday with squat. The goal of taking a last warm-up, an opener and a second with a band in the new gear.

Here is how the day went:

Normal warmup:
BW squat
KB swing
McGill Big 3

Added brief and double gripper wraps
955×1 – last warm-up
1025×1 – opener
1075×1 RB – secondish

few sets up to 655 for some reps.

It was ugly as I tried to pull in my squat gear as is.. Too much!! Shut it down and got it out of my head this day.

Birddogs, One Leg GMs etc… DONE

Happy with the session. The suit is breaking in nicely and I’m a big fan of it. I’m a little beat up, hence the bad unracks and shaking but I really love the groove of the suit and the ability to adjust it so easily.

Squat depth is getting better. Second time in the suit, so I’m not terribly far off. Front the front, it looks much higher than the side. Go figure.

Deads were a wash. Moving forward, I wont be trying to pull in the same squat combo I squat in. Too much.

One more heavy day (today) — big bench day… Then it’s deload time for about 12 days, thank Jeebus. I will probably handle some 700’s to 800 and get some more reps in and finish breaking in my SDP.

Thanks for all of the support.

If you are in the Charleston, SC area… YOU NEED to come to our seminar at Low Country Strength!!

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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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