Gift of Injury (1306) Part 1 Documentary

Gift of Injury (1306) Documentary Part 1

I’m excited to share this behind-the-scenes video, offering a deeper look into the creation of my book. This two-part documentary series aims to showcase behind-the-scenes footage, stories, and context while highlighting the journey. The book was released nearly seven years ago, in October 2017, with a prologue added in 2021. “Gift of Injury” narrates the complete story of my comprehensive transformation and rebuilding with the help of Dr. McGill. If you’re curious about my journey, the book contains all the details, and this video provides additional context and stories but does not replace the book’s contents.

While the book delves into my personal experience, it doesn’t encompass the perspectives of others (aside from Dr. McGill) and our work together, which was life-changing. Furthermore, it doesn’t showcase essential elements such as video documentation of training, footage from events, and insights into the final push for the 1306 and how it all came together. In my opinion, it makes the Gift of Injury come to life.

Part 1 delves into the behind-the-scenes of coming off TRT, taking a break from lifting, and then making one last push. It covers the ups and downs I faced after competing for 19 years in powerlifting and how I just wanted to do “one more thing I would be happy with.”

Part 2 – coming this summer 

Part 2 goes into the last push, starting with me beginning my training cycle after getting the positive pregnancy news and growing to 320 lbs. It explores my mental, spiritual, and physical transformation as I become a dad and make one last push toward a World Record. Spoiler alert: It was NOT easy, and many obstacles are not particularly relevant to my recovery story, but they provide an exciting context for many, as I’m an open book in this series.

Lastly, I wanted to acknowledge my pathway to surrendering to Christ and letting go of my goals. I want to thank those that helped me on my powerlifting journey, those that I trained with for 15 years (Adam Driggers), those that helped me figure out what I was going to do with myself like Dave Tate, those who helped with restoring my fertility (Ken at Vox Medical), and Stan Efferding initially with suggesting a protocol. Jonathan Byrd, a loyal training partner for five years (as you will see in part 2 even more), and then, of course, my Amazing Wife Ria, who has been the most enormous help during my powerlifting career, even lugging twins 10 hours to Rogersville, TN in October of 2020 for my last meet.

Having my assistant and coworker Bristol Williams put this together (BW Edits) and facilitate this complex project has been a blessing. Thank you, Bristol, for all the hard work. I can’t wait to see how part 2 comes out.

Brian offers Virtual & in-person coaching

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Brian Carroll

Owner and Founder at PowerRackStrength.com
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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