Brian Carroll – WEST COAST SEMINAR NEWS, log update- “The path toward the 242 Alltime Total Record”



Make sure not to miss this! Coming up in Feb, Santa Barbara, Cali!

2 day seminar Feb 21 & 22 (SAT AND SUNDAY) with Scott Paltos, Beth Thomas, Chris Bartl and Myself. All for $199!

We will be covering all things strength – top to bottom.

-The importance of Strength training and proper form no matter what the goal
-Recovery and nutrition
-Warm-up/injury prevention – lecture and hands on will be included
-Implementing strength training in your crossfit box/WODs – including the when’s, why’s and most importantly – how’s!
-A very thorough look at the 10/20/life principles and how to apply to your SPECIFIC programming needs
-Hands Squat/bench/Dead to dial in form


Contact Chris Bartl for more info:


Notice the title of the log.

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 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.


I skipped my squat and deadlift day since I’m down and out with the clap. I mean pneumonia.

I’m going to forgo Saturday’s squat and deadlift day and resume sometime next week. what I DONT want to do is end up being sick for multiple weeks. no good.

What I’m going to do is train while in WI next week instead of the scheduled deload and then resume as planned.

All my guys and gals getting ready for the Arnold are looking on point! Looking forward to this weekend so much for many reasons!

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Brian Carroll is committed to helping people overcome back pain and optimizing lifts and movement. After years of suffering, he met back specialist Prof. McGill in 2013, which led to a life-changing transformation. In 2017, they co-authored the best-selling book "Gift of Injury." On October 3, 2020, Carroll made history in powerlifting by squatting 1306 lbs, becoming the first person to break this record. He retired with a secure legacy and a life free from back pain.
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