18 Feb Brian Carroll Week 7, day 2 – bench “Path to the WR total at 242”
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 3 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.
Heaviest bench session of the whole cycle!
I got my head straight on Monday and had a great bench session to wrap up the heavy bench work until the meet!
Mcgill big 3
525×1 – 3bd
605×1 – 2bd
715×1 – 1bd
765×1 – half bd
815×1 – half bd
825×1 – half bd
Incline DB press: 3×15
Band fly: 3×25
Band Skull: 3×25
Best bench day of the cycle.
I’m heading to Santa Barbara, CA this week for a Seminar. I will be taking my last heavy squat, bench and dead this friday and then pretty much coasting in for the Arnold.
Nothing hurts and body feels good. It’s really taken some time to get my shirt dialed in and used to the groove but I really think I have it now.
I need a small PR at 242 on bench to set me up for the total. My best is 785. I should be good for over 800.
This time is flying by!
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