Brian Carroll | Week 1 bench & Week 2 squat and dead |

I just finished a very poor showing at the Battle of the boardwalk in NJ where I bombed on the squat. I’m currently dialing in my squat technique and will stay in some equipment over the next few weeks to dial in technique that is still new to me and I’m adjusting to.

I’m very motivated to do so. I’ve written about FAILURE being the biggest motivator for me. And it’s worked, once again.

I’ve come full circle and I’m back with Inzer Advance Designs, just like I was from 2006-2009 where I did some of my best lifting ever. I’m very excited about the opportunities this brings me and my team.


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.

I will get the squat and total record, even if takes 20 more tries. Support from family, friends, my team and Inzer will help get me there. I just have to execute.


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I got back from Michigan last week and got a bench session in with some floor presses

Normal warm-up:
Band fly

Floor press:
top set 315×5

Incline DB press with band: 3×12
Bench dip: 3×15
DB skull: 3×12
DB skull with twist: 3×12


I wanted to get a good training session in before I headed off to do another seminar in VT, so I moved squat and DL day up to WED. I was not 100% recovered from the prior session friday but needed to get it it in.


Normal warm-up
KB swing
Band fly


600×2 – in Double Gripper wraps
710×2 – briefs and wraps
800×2 – same

Still having a little bit of an issue staying tight during reps but my first rep/unrack is much better.

I will load up the squat videos and post soon. I don’t have good reception as I post this and Dont want to use all of my data.

Sumo deads:
top sets 600 2×2 – straps down in Inzer Fusion

Direct quad work that I will be doing every Wednesday… I’m still pissed that I got behind and slacked on the direct quad/ham work. That wont happen again.

Pistons squat:
top set of 415×5

Leg press: 1000lb 3×10 – piston style as to not go into my lower back and keep tension on the quads. I’m really enjoying these.

This was a long training session but it felt great to really get some work done, and attack some weak points/dial in form.

Looking forward to getting back on the regular schedule (Saturday – squat/dl, Monday – bench, Wed – squat/dl Assistance and then Thursday – fluff and buff)

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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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