Offseason Week 5, day 1- Squat and Deadlift

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Warm-up:
KB Swing
Big 3
Goblet Squat

Goal:
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.

Training:
Squat
315×3
Briefs on
465×3
500×3
555×3
645×3
735×2
735×1

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

Mcgill crunch
10x10sec hold

DONE

Overview:
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 Carroll

Brian is a world-class powerlifter with over two decades of elite and pro-level powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world-class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom-free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.
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