Brian Carroll Week 2, day 1 XPC Squat/DL with VIDEO “Path to the WR total at 242”

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Notice the title of the log

This is NO DISRESPECT to lifters like current and former 242 greats Juha, Panora, Hoff or ANYONE at all. It’s in reach and I want the total record, especially since I was pretty close a few months back. I’ve actually chased it on and off for the better part of 10 years.

I’m not predicting shit, calling my shot or anything like that. The fact is that I’m pushing that 2700+ at 242. Will I get it? Let’s see. I’ve hit it quite a few times at 275 while not being 100%. Either way, I’m on the path toward it, I just hope I get there, and will log pretty much everything about the process. This will also keep my accountable to make sure I’m doing what I need to be doing.

Well, I decided to train on Saturday and I’m not mad that I did.

I was not 100% but turned it on and got it done. The day called for 2×2 on squat at 845 and 2×2 at 615 on dead – both straps down

I compromised with myself and cut the volume in half.

Warm-up
Mcgill big 3
Goblets
1-arm swing

Training
Squat
Top set 850×2 – 77%

Dead
top set 615×2 – 77%

More mcgill big 3, but no real assistance today.

Didn’t feel too whipped after training but was def tired. Felt really good about getting in and getting it done.

Saturday was a calculated risk for sure, but it paid off.

Squats are coming in nicely, and my dead has not felt this good since 2010. I’m very thankful right now and will stay the course.

I ended up on the couch (to recover, not that I was forced to) the rest of the weekend and watched a lot of football and had a great weekend overall. I’m thankful for that.

tonight (monday) I’ll be benching to a 2bd for some doubles. Happy about making some progress on my bench and feeling better as I’m coming out of this chest crap.

Next week is a deload as I’ll be in WI with Paul carter putting on a 2 day seminar.

Good stuff overall.

The xpc roster is shaping up now, so that’s cool.

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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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