Brian Carroll Week 5, day 3, and Week 6 day 1 & 2

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 going to compete August 29, at the Atlantic City RPS meet!

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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I’m back from Howell, Michigan where we raised money for the Faber Family who is really going through a tough time. I think things went very well and at the same time as raising money for a great cause, we all got to spend the weekend together. Best of both worlds.

Before I left town, here is what I did for my Wednesday, squat and Dl assistance day.

Normal warm-up
McGill Big 3
KB swing


McGill Chin: 20 reps
Barbell row: 275×5 – 3 sets
DB shrug: 3×15
Piston Squat: 4×5
One Leg GM: 3×15
Goblets: 3×15
One arm KB swing: 3×15
Hammer curl: 3×10

This was a good one. Leg conditioning is coming back well! It’s not been easy but that’s what I get for letting myself get out of shape. Leg size is coming back as well for sure.

On Saturday, our team came together to train and raise money for the Faber’s. We were squatting and pulling on this day. Everyone did very well and the guys peaking for the RPS Meet May 29 are on point!

Here is what I did:

Normal warm-up…
Threw on my overkill suit and played around a bit with zane and DD. I let the ones prepping for their meet get their work in, then we jumped right in.

I worked up to 700 without briefs and called it a day. I dont think anyone videoed it! haha

Then, I pulled some.

I am pulling as a guest lifter at Bert & Mindy’s RPS meet at the end of the year, so it was time to actually pull some.

Raw, no belt conventional:

All good good and snappy. For not really lifting anything over 300 in 2 months, I felt damn good. Must have been the atmosphere! So important to be around great people often. Luckily, I have this every week at team samson. The goal is to get over 800 again in competition. Without the stress of a full meet in both training leading up and day of, this should be doable.

We had a HUGE party at Heather & Todd’s on Saturday night, so Sunday we started at 11. Thank you two so MUCH for having us out!

Nobody was too beat up so it was business as usual.

Normal warm-up…
Band fly
Side lateral
Shoulder Band Dislocations

I wanted to keep this offseason interesting. And MBB has 150lb DB’s….

Incline DB press:

Some other random stuff too….

All in all a GREAT weekend. Thanks to Ria for all the help, Heather, Todd, CJ and everyone else who was a huge help this weekend. It really means a lot to have the support, and I can’t imagine what the Fabers are going through right now.

Thanks to the Girls – Beth, Juli, Allison for bringing and baking food.

Thanks to my team for having my back and believing in me so much. I really appreciate it and this is ONLY the start. Thanks so much for coming out and showing your support.

I’m surrounded by a GREAT group of people. With guys by my side like Paltos and Byrd actively making moves, it’s hard not to succeed!

Thanks to ALL of my team.

Big things to come.

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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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