Brian Carroll | Week 11 Offseason | Squat, DL & Bench

Another productive couple of days in the gym.

Saturday, we went moderate squat and light pull. A few of us are kind of beat up; we adjusted as needed.

I worked on form with briefs, still need to go wider, but working on it! I hope to have this dialed in within the next couple of months. I went light on the deadlifts to work on squeezing the bar from the deck.



added preds





Good morning: 3×10 (super light)

Sled drags: 2×100 yd

A good session here! Shane squatted 800 in briefs for his first 800 squats ever, even more than his suit-PR. Steve is getting used to his preds as well as going 625 for a comfortable double. The raw converts need to work on their upper back and stability when they get under heavier weight, I’ve noticed. There is nothing else to note about Saturday, but a good day.

Monday, we benched and stayed with the football bar, and I worked on my tucked set-u I Feeling better each week.

Football bar bench: 5 sets of 3 with 225

Incline DB press: 4×15

JM press w/FB bar: 4×10

Hammer curls: 4×10

Viking Press: 3×10

Good session, but my shoulder wasn’t very happy with the last few weeks of having a bar on my back, so I backed off and worked form. I’m just staying proactive. All is good.

I did a live Q&A earlier today at 1 pm on IG and will start doing these every Wednesday. Briancarroll81 is the handle. But, during, I mentioned Bert and Mindy’s meet Oct 3, in Knoxville, would be my next meet as long as everything works out.

All in all, happy with what I accomplished these two major training days.

I want to give a big THANK YOU to Inzer Advance Designs, Jax Nutrition, Vox Medical, and Firebrand for their support!

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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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