Brian Carroll – rehab update and ready to Kick off training for the XPC

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Since my last post, I’ve gotten on track. You can read about my come to Jesus here: Last log entry

I have taken the last 10 days or so off from training. No core work, no walking – only therapy. ART, Graston, NMT, rolling and a LOT of direct trigger point work. I let myself get way off track – I admit it.

I have also gotten LOTS of massage since my meltdown. I actually got 3 last week haha – 2-2hr and 1-1hr, and 2 this week so far 2hr and a 1hr.

I started back training LIGHT on Monday with some light core work and DB presses etc and eased into it. Felt pretty good.

I’m going to do some more training on Wed (today) and not push too hard either – then pretty much Saturday, if everything feels as it should – I will start some meet prep training. I’m also going to get back on the walking protocol.

I’m looking forward to MAINTAINING being in better shape and getting back to training!! I knew better.

Long year of lifting next year – No f$cking around!!!

Merry Christmas

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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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