Offseason Week 5, day 1- Squat and Deadlift


KB Swing
Big 3
Goblet Squat

Decided to put a new pair of Overkill Squat briefs and break them in. I will be transitioning into gear over the next 5 weeks and need to get it all dialed in.

Briefs on

Sumo dead
315×1 – 3 sets
405×1 – 3 sets

Mcgill crunch
10x10sec hold


Not used to the pressure that the gear adds, as its been about 4 months since the last time I wore any squat gear. I REALLY like the overkill briefs. Other than being weak and not used to the weight/pressure – I’m very happy with how the squat and pull feel right now.

Worked doubles, but found myself not focusing on the first rep, so I finished with a MUCH better and easy single. More stuff to work on, of course. Always something.

I’ll be floor pressing on Monday for bench, and as soon as my new bench shirt comes, I’ll be working in that as well. [share title=”Share this Article” facebook=”true” twitter=”true” google_plus=”true” linkedin=”true” pinterest=”true” reddit=”true” email=”true”][author title=”About the Author”]

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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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