Brian Carroll | Week 1, day 1 | Squat & DL with video

[wa-wps]

I’m just now getting back into the swing of things with training.

This was my first real day back, so I took a last warm-up straight weight and a reverse band opener. It went OK. Deads felt very good.

Normal Warm-up

Squat
All singles
Predator briefs
625
725
added LUP
825
935 – last warm-up
1025 – opener (reverse band)

Deadlift – 4″ block pull
405×2
500×2
585×2
675×2
725×1 – around an opener

Leg press: 4×8
Stir the pot: 50

Pretty solid day with gym atmosphere pretty ideal. None of the weights felt heavy they just didn’t move quite as fast as I had hoped. But I’ll get better in the coming weeks.

I’m back to doing leg presses 2x per week, but light and in a ‘piston’ fashion, keeping tension on the quads. These carry over to my squat very well.

I’m looking forward to putting some good training together over the next 4 weeks. Bench press is tonight. I’ll update more tomorrow/wed.

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Brian Carroll

Owner and Founder at PowerRackStrength.com
Brian Carroll is committed to helping people overcome back pain and optimizing lifts and movement. After years of suffering, he met back specialist Prof. McGill in 2013, which led to a life-changing transformation. In 2017, they co-authored the best-selling book "Gift of Injury." On October 3, 2020, Carroll made history in powerlifting by squatting 1306 lbs, becoming the first person to break this record. He retired with a secure legacy and a life free from back pain.
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