09 Feb Brian Carroll Week 6, day 1- Squat/DL Deload “Path to the WR total at 242”
Notice the title of the log
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 4 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.
Hit the wall last Monday night, so a light week/deload was 100% in order.
I had a good 2 weeks of training – minus a crappy squat day…
Here’s what Friday night deload looked like
McGill big 3
1-arm KB swing: 3×12
Goblet KB squat: 3×10
1-leg GM: 3×12
Rolling plank: lots
Banded shoulder mobility work
Sometimes I choose not to put a bar on my back or in my hands for a deload week. This is the ultimate deload as I really get some good rest and recovery.
Now if technique was a major issue at this point I’d be working the lifts at around 50%. Since I’m pretty locked in, I can take a full week off basically.
Not too much to report on but feeling good. I’ll continue with the deload this week then crank it up for the next 2 weeks where I’ll be taking some big weights.
Saturday is especially big for me since I forgot how to squat last session. I think I’ll be just fine but I like a challenge for sure.
I’ll make a separate post on RUM here soon. It was a very fun weekend filled with some brutally strong lifts.
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