Brian Carroll Week 5, 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 toward 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 less than 5 weeks away 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.
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As I posted in my last entry, I was pretty worked over during and after the bench session.

I decided to take it easy with last nights training session and not push too hard.

Here is what I did for my squat and dl assistance

Normal warm-up
McGill big 3
1-arm KB swing
Band fly

Training
McGill Chin: 10 singles
2-arm DB row: 3×10
DB shrug: 3×10
Hammer curl: 3×10
1-arm KB swing: 3×10
1-leg KB GM: 3×10
Rolling Plank: 50

Felt much better after I finished than when I started.

JB and I headed over to Chipotle to chow down afterward.

I’ll be taking the next week off from any heavy lifting. No bar in hands on my back, then 2/14 I’ll make one final push then I’m done.

I’m still fighting some chest infection crap (going on a month now) but I’m getting better. This next week will be key!

I’ll be down at RUM this weekend. Brian Hopper, Clint Smith, Jordan Wong, and Daniel Dalenberg are all competing. Good friend Casey Williams is too as well as a couple of clients both days.

Make sure to say Hey if you are around!

I’ll have some 10/20 gear with me too if you are interested.

Looking forward to the rest then the final push!

And this makes me laugh a lot. Best ever.

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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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