Brian Carroll | Week 4 – last week of training| RPS Redemption


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I just finished competing at the RPS US Open in San Diego, CA April 23 where I won the equipped overall best lifter with a 1091 squat, 788 bench and a 771 dead for a 2651 total – second alltime at 242.I took a week off from training and now ramping up for the RPS Redemption meet 5/28/16 where I will compete at 242 again, along with a few other teammates on

Kinda a crappy way to wrap up my training for the last week but so it goes. I felt sick before leaving town and ran some meds leaving town and was feeling better.

I went up to NJ/VT for a very cool 10/20/life seminar at FairHavenFitness in FairHaven, VT with Scott, Paul and myself.

The seminar was awesome. Scott did his usual thing and paul was a GREAT addition to our panel. I was very happy with how paul handled himself and worked well with both of us. Thank you Paul.

The bad news was I have a bad cold or chest infection that has really beat me down the last week and the travel didn’t help. I also ate like a complete idiot!

I came back to the gym on Monday with the intent of benching an opener and then WED taking a last warm-up on the squat and pull but it just wasn’t in the cards. The antibiotic didn’t quite KO the sickness, so Opted to rest for the remaining time before the meet. The important thing is that I heal up as I wont get any stronger from now till may 28. Rest is key and I’m getting as much as possible.

So, instead I hit a fluff and buff session WED night and sweated out some of the crap that I had in my system.

Normal warm-up as usual
KB Swings
McGill Big 3
Band shoulder dislocations/goblets
Empty bar

KB swings: 3×15
One leg GM: 3×6
DB shrug: 3×15
Stir the pot: 20
Hex Holds: 5 sets
Goblet squat: 5×6
Lat pull-down: 3×8
Hip mobility: 3 rounds

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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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