17 Nov Brian Carroll – update and trip to Relentless DT
16-ish weeks until the Arnold, which is March 7.
I’m starting my offseason work this week. I’ve had enough time off now. I’m ready to get back to it.
I plan on bringing my bodyweight down to the 260 range vs 265 – 268 so I can make the cut as simple as possible. I’ll be working on dropping the bodyweight slowly over the next 10 weeks.
I’ll continue with my walks every day, and I’ve actually added in some hill sprints to switch it up for a while.
The goals for the Arnold are to place well, and hit some big numbers at 242. I think with a good day, there’s only a few people who can beat me.
I’ll be working on building up my tricep/chest strength as well and back and quads. This last cycle was more of a retention cycle, as I tried to keep as much strength from 290+ as possible, so now the goal is to have some solid offseason time to build some strength/momentum going into the prep phase. You can read more about how I do this in 10/20/life.
Last week, I went to Relentless in Detroit to handle Dan Dalenberg and D Wade.
They both lifted really well, and Dan went over 2000 raw in wraps/belt only at 242. Here is part 1 of Dan’s series “from 1500 to 2000 raw” .
Relentless was a cool experience. Lots of great lifting and a well run meet with a lot of really good lifters on the roster. It’s for a great cause too as I think they raised around 214K for some families in need. Very cool.
I got to see some good friends and catch up with some people I’ve not see in far too long.
I got back last week, and only trained 1 day. Here is what I did:
BW piston squats
Mcgill big 3
and a few other little easy things
Got a nice pump. It’s not been about 3 weeks since I’ve trained, and I’m feeling motivated to put some work in.
I have been traveling a whole lot over the last few months and it’s starting to catch up with me for sure.
Once I got settled in for a day or so, it was time to go to West Palm for WPC worlds and handle a few lifters and hang out with some of my best friends.
Lots of good lifting this weekend, and I’ll talk more about this in another post this week.
Lots going on, but it’s mostly really good stuff that will pay off in the future, for sure – especially with seminars being booked for next year. Very good stuff.
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