Brian Carroll | Week 4 of 6 | Day 1 & 2 | RPS US Open Training


Once again – I’m super proud of the team I have put together and how they handled themselves in Ohio both on the platform, off it and in general all weekend. They were a HUGE help to me and I am really grateful.


I just finished competing in the XPC Arnold Finals where I didn’t have a great showing and missed a few lifts. This left me in Second place overall.

I’ll be going head to head for 5K against Jimmie P, Tony P and Hopefully Matt M. Not sure if he can make it though.

So, I finished up my deload work and started to crank up a little bit on my assistance day. Feeling tons better and so glad I got the rest that I did.

Going into the last training session the goal for week 4 was to get a last warm-up in as well as an opener and things went great. The deload did me a TON of good and I haven’t felt this strong in a long time.

Here is my lifting from Last Sat –

Normal warm-up McGill Big 3

Last Warm-up – 950
Opener Reverse Band – 1020

725×1 – 2 singles

One Leg GM: 3×15
Leg press: 3×10
Stir the pot: 100

Excellent session. My back cramped on the 950 as I was setting up, so I cut it a little bit and beat JB’s upcall. I will make sure to sit down better this coming week. Super confident in my lifting right now even when things arent completely locked in. Very excited for this weekend to take an opener without bands and a second with bands.


Bench day – we were a little short handed so no video. But it went awesome! Having a lot of luck with the groove of the SDP in the Navy material. I like black and the navy – both have perks. I’ll elaborate on this soon in a video

Raw 405×2
3bd 480×2, 505×2
added SDP
600×2 – 3bd
680×2 – 2bd
725×2 – 1bd
750×1 half – smoked it!

Some various assistance…. Incline DB press, dips, pressdowns etc.. Great day!

So basically one more session of each and then some BB work and time to lift. 2 weeks out from this coming sat, so at 12 days out (monday) I’ll take an opener and maybe a second off a 1 then it’s time to rest and recover.

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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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