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.

Squat:

425×3

added preds

525x3x3

615x3x2

Deads

425x3x3

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 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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