Brian Carroll – Week after the meet and some thoughts/plans going forward

I just finished competing at the RPS Conquest Meet on 10/3/15 where I squatted 1100, benched 780 and pulled 760 for a 35lb squat PR and a 30lb total PR with a 2640tot for second alltime.

Am I happy with the results? NO, but I’m content for now. I realize I have a few things I need to work on going forward as well as some things to dial in.

I’ve really just been lazy the last few days and trained a little bit with a fluff and buff type session and some foam rolling here and there. I felt pretty crappy with some allergy issues that were probably due to being in south florida and the time of the year when the pollen is heavy with the weather changes and such.

Here’s what I did last Thursday:

Incline DB press: 3×15
Band fly: 3×15
Band press-down: 3×15
Birddog: 10×10 sec hold
Rolling Plank: 20 rolls
Hammer curl: 3×15

That’s about all I did.

Then this happened…


I’m too heavy, but I’m already back down to 272 (Monday am) and I will be back in the 265 range within a week or so. Not worried.

This is part of my mental and physical reset. I like to take a week or 3 off from training and eating good until I start to crave training and good food again. I’ve been doing this for a while now and it’s a great break.

I’m back in a writing mood again, so be on the lookout for more content coming from me over the next few weeks.

I’m working on my offseason training plan for the rest of the year and going into the Arnold, but I’m not in a huge rush to get to it yet but it’s coming very soon. It’s going to me more of the same that I used to prep for the meet I just need – direct quad work, more careful with my conditioning and that sort of crap.

I also plan to stay a LITTLE bit leaner going forward and lighter. These past few months have taught me a few new things about how my body responds to certain adjustments.


I do like the fact that I adjusted to the Inzer gear so fast and will REALLY enjoy the offeason and precontest this time as my gear is dialed in and I’m acclimated to the new suit and brief/shirt combo. I do plan on keeping some equipped lifting in my offseason as well which will be a change BUT I WILL be focusing on my weak points and raw work. I just dont want to get away from the pressure and the form necessary for the big weights equipped.

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Brian is a retired world-class powerlifter with over two decades of world-class powerlifting. From 1999 to 2020, Brian Carroll was a competitive powerlifter, one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport's history. Brian started off competing in bench press competitions 'raw,' then, shortly into the journey, he gravitated toward equipped lifting as there were no "raw" categories then. You only had to choose from single-ply (USPF) and Multi-ply (APF/WPC). Brian went on to total 2730 at 275 and 2651 at 242 with more than ten times his body weight in three different classes (220, 242, 275), and both bench pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two other weight classes. He's totaled 2600 over 20 times in 2 different weight classes in his career. With 60 squats of 1000lbs or more officially, this is the most in powerlifting history, regardless of weight class or federation, by anyone not named David Hoff. Brian realized many ups and downs during his 20+ years competing. After ten years of high-level powerlifting competition and an all-time World Record squat at 220 with 1030, in 2009, Brian was competing for a Police academy scholarship. On a hot and humid July morning, Brian, hurdling over a barricade at 275lbs, landed on, fell, and hurt his back. After years of back pain and failed therapy, Brian met with world-renowned back specialist Prof McGill in 2013, which changed his trajectory more than he could have imagined. In 2017, Brian Carroll and Prof McGill authored the best-selling book about Brian's triumphant comeback to powerlifting in Gift of Injury. Most recently (10.3.20) -Brian set the highest squat of all time (regardless of weight class) with 1306 lbs – being the first man to break the 1300lb squat barrier at a bodyweight of 303 lbs.
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