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 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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