Brian Carroll Week 5, day 1 & 2 Offseason

I just finished competing at the XPC Arnold Finals 3/7/15 where I totaled 2610@242 and won the overall. I did not achieve ALL of my goals but I’m still happy with the results, not content.


I’m now looking to possibly compete at the RPS Atlantic City meet in August at 242. This will be another fun challenge for me as I will have a unique travel schedule throughout the summer.

I’ll have some help with this – Scott Paltos, Jonathan Byrd, DD, Zane, Beth, Adam and a few others keeping me accountable.

The plan is to take my heavy weeks while home, and working raw and in briefs while gone on the road. Too many distractions while traveling to ensure that I’ll be on point and have all I need to go over 1k on the squat.

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Just returned from a great seminar in Salina, KS at Driven. What a nice group of attendees and a badass gym to host it.

Scott Tully and Trey Potter had us all out with only about a month’s notice and promoted it well.

I got to meet Ben Moore and JP Price, both people that I gotten to know via internet for years. Great guys – and thanks for coming, I know you both are busy! Hell of lot of strength between these 2. THANK you for your help.

Thanks to all who came out and supported us. Beth, Byrd and Myself had a GREAT time. We’re already planning to do these 2x per year, so if you missed this one, you can catch the next on in the Fall.

I got some training in on Saturday with Byrd, Beth and my buddy David Hewitt.

Here’s what I did:


Front squat: 5×5
Deads: sets of 3 to 400
Circuit -4 rounds (Beth and I did)..
One leg DL
Suitcase carry
Split squat

Finished up with foam rolling all over my lower body and it felt so good! My hips have been acting weird lately and I needed to have some work done on them.

I hate front squats but I had fun doing them for a change. I wont make them a regular thing due to them bothering my shoulders. I really liked the change of pace though. I think beth pretty much front squatted what I did but who’s keeping track.

First time pulling since the meet and it felt like it. I’ll crank it up a little since I will be pulling at Bert & Mindy’s meet in a month. Shouldn’t take me long to get in decent shape. I hope to have my weight down to 255 by then but we will see, I like to eat too much!

Great weekend with two very good friends of mine with training, doing the seminar and just bullshitting. It’s awesome to work with people you enjoy to be around and get along with.

Special Thanks to Beth and Byrd, also to their spouses for letting me borrow them for the weekend. I know time away can be hard, so thanks JB and Beth for all of your help!

Sunday was the Seminar that lasted from about 10am – 5pm. The feedback coming in some far is very good and everyone got what they came for and more! I like to hear that. We don’t know everything but we can teach what we know and have learned very well. And we practice what we preach.

Monday we flew out very early and Byrd and I trained. Here is what I did:


Band fly: 5×15
Incline DB press: up the rack x10 reps
CG Floor press: 3×5
Bench dip SS Rope press-down: 3×15
Hammer curl: 3×15
Band shoulder work: 30 reps

DONE in about an hour. Still getting back into the swing of everything and will start a true training block next week. This cycle in reality was just a few haphazardly planned training days with more than a couple missed. Time get it going and it starts this weekend at Michigan Barbell with our fundraiser for the Fabers.

BW: 262

Need to be 255

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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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