Brian Carroll – Week 1 RPS Training

I just finished competing in the XPC Arnold Finals where I didn’t have a great showing and missed a few lifts. This left me in Second place overall.

I jumped right back into training – here is a quick update as to what my training has looked like the last week. To be honest, I’m super motivated but super beat up – it’s good to get your ass kicked on occasion. I’ll explain more later in my log below and more over the next couple of days, just hang in there for me.

BTW – I don’t suggest jumping right back into training after a tough meet BUT I needed to get to work on a few things named below.

Saturday 3/12

Squat in briefs up to 705 for a couple of singles
Leg presses a TON.
Bulgarian splits.. A ton
Core work

Monday 3/14
Benched in new shirt a few sets and felt like death, but got some work in. Nothing too important.

Random assistance work.

Wed 3/16 again, more quad work and upper back work

Sat 3/19
Squat in briefs:
705 – 2 singles
800 – 1 single

6″ block pull: RPE 7 double
leg press: LOTS
random core work

Monday 3/21
Shirted up in new SDP bench shirt. working out some kinks but here is what I did.

First I did some lockout work… Felt pretty good, but pretty beat up.

550×2 – 3bd
635×2 – 3bd
680×2 – 3bd
705×2 – 3bd

Random assistance, was pretty smoked at this point.

OVERVIEW: I’m making some adjustments to my training that i feel will put me in a good place for the RPS meet in 5 weeks. Namely, quad work (my quads weren’t snappy at the meet) and bench form/touching. I wasn’t too far off at the XPC but I didn’t really come in the way I wanted to as far as being ready. With that said, the US open has a nice payday I’d like to win. That influenced me quite a bit.

I’ll have a better showing in 5 weeks, I’m pretty sure.

The way the weeks worked out, I needed to get to work right away so I could get some really heavy work for about 2 weeks in a row, taken an opener then deload. Yes, I feel like trash right now but in 2 weeks, I should feel great. I just have to suck it up for a couple more days.

We have to work with what we have and right now I’m paying the price a little bit! haha

Diet has been garbage, that changes TODAY. BW was 263 at night last night. A little light!

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Brian Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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