Brian’s Accomplishments

Multiple All-Time World Record Holder | 20 Years In The Strength Game | 3x Arnold Classic Champion

Who is Brian Carroll?

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, 2651 at 242, and 2376 at 220 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.

Coach, Author, Powerlifter

Brian Carroll has been extremely busy the last few years. In fact, Brian is currently considered a ‘triple threat’ as a savvy, tried-and-true world-class lifter with 20+ years of ‘work in the trenches,’ a heavily sought-after lifting coach, and, more recently, a well-respected and requested author/speaker/consultant all over the world.

Brian has been busy putting pen to paper and sharing his knowledge and wisdom. He wrote the wildly popular weight-cutting manual: “Cutting Weight” in 2013, the original strength training guide 10/20/Life in 2014, followed by the robust and revised 10/20/Life Second edition in 2017. If that wasn’t enough, Brian recently upped the ante by unveiling his latest mega-project: the best-selling, game-changing book “Gift of Injury” co-authored by world-renowned spine expert Dr. Stuart McGill.

Brian was recently recognized as having two of the “top 20 greatest powerlifting performances of All Time,” with 2651 lbs total at 242 lbs and 2730 lbs total at 275 lbs, respectively. With 20 years in the sport, Brian is considered one of the best and most consistent lifters ever.

McGill Method Provider

Brian was taught and coached by Prof. Stu McGill, and he is constantly learning from him as his mentor. Brian is the McGill Certified provider for Florida, located in Jacksonville, FL. He owns his own private coaching and consulting practice and works with everyone from Average Joes to Athletes to Pros. Brian is available for both in-person McGill Method Back assessments and virtual consultations.

SWIS Lifetime Achievement Award

In 2022, Brian was awarded the SWIS Lifetime Achievement Award by Dr. Ken Kinakin for helping others deal with low-back lifting-related injuries. Dr. Ken Kinakin has run a series of Major seminars called SWIS (Society of Weight Training and Injury Specialists) for the trainer, healthcare professional, and coach since the 90’s. “Where strength, hypertrophy, and sports medical professionals come to master proven methods, techniques, and strategies from world-renowned experts.

Brian’s Career Highlights

  • Holds, or has held multiple ATWR squats in the 220, 275, and 308-pound weight classes.
  • One of few lifters to attain a professional powerlifting total in three different weight classes: 220 – 2376, 242 – 2651, 275 – 2730.
  • All-time World record squat in 3 separate weight classes (220, 275, 308) over three decades (2006, 2011, 2020
  • Ranked second in the world in the 275-pound class with a total of 2730 and a historic 1185 squat—a then-world-record.
  • 1030lbs+ squat or more in 4 weight classes – 220, 242, 275, 308
  • 1102lbs+ squat or more in 3 weight classes – 242, 275, 308
  • 755lbs+ deadlift in 4 weight classes – 220, 242, 275, 308
  • First-athlete to squat over 1300lbs in competition, regardless of weight class.

220 Class

1030 Squat, 633 Bench, 755 Deadlift
2375 TOTAL (10th best of all-time)

242 Class

1102 Squat, 788 Bench, 780 Deadlift
2651 TOTAL (2nd best of all-time)

275 Class

1185 Squat, 825 Bench, 800 Deadlift
2730 TOTAL (3rd best of all-time)

308 Class

1306 Squat ATWR – biggest squat ever done in competition history

WPC World Champion

WPO Semi Finals Champion

2016 US Open Overall champion

2012 | 2015 | 2017

Arnold Sports Festival Overall champion

(2 of these wins being post back injury-rehab)

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