Brian Carroll Week 4, day 3 – Squat/DL assistance “Path to the WR total at 242”

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Currently training for the XPC Arnold weekend March 7

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.

Arnold is about 5.5 weeks away or so from now, give or take.

This cycle is flying by like nothing I’ve ever seen.

Feeling good about training and my goals overall, but have to execute and step up to the plate.

Normal Warm-up

Mcgill chins – 20
Barbell rack row: top set of 315×5
Barbell DOH shrug: top set 455×6
1-arm KB swing: 3×10
1-leg GM: 3×10
Goblet squat: 3×10
Piston goblet: 3×10
Standing leg extension: 3×12
Rolling plank: lots with side plank hold
Birddog: lots
Shoulder band mobility- feels awesome and been doing this 3-4 days per week

Kind of a crappy training session really. Saturday’s heavy training combined with Monday’s work had my forearms weak and everything was moving in slow motion. grip sucked overall BUT I’m at the point where things will hurt and be harder than they should.

I had a hard time squeezing correctly on the chins, rows and shrugs BUT still must push on. I know this weekend/monday will be challenging with the loads I’ll be handling BUT I’ll make it though like I always do.

I did some recovery work this am (Thur) and rolled my quads/ITB, shoulder mobility work and a light fluff n buff session.

Time to pony up for Saturday’s session and handle some weight.

There’s no room for pussies.

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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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