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


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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 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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