Average Joe’s | Pro’s | Back Pain | Strength Training
Brian Carroll offers various coaching services that can help you achieve your goals, no matter how big or small. Brian’s 20 years of ‘in the trenches’ lifting, coaching, learning, writing, and rehabbing gives him the unique ability to help you achieve your goals with real-world validity and carryover like nobody else in the industry.
For over fourteen years, Brian has produced immense success from all levels of individuals and athletes via virtual coaching. So no matter the goal, whether you want to simply get stronger, compete in powerlifting, tighten up your lifting form, go down a weight class, get healthier overall, lose body fat or whether you require some guidance with a nagging back injury/tweak, Brian has you covered.
Brian has worked with all levels of male and female athletes in many respects. He’s coached multiple 2000 raw totals accomplished under 242lbs, 2700lb totals (including himself), and countless totals over 2500lb. Brian admits that he’s made plenty of mistakes in his training over the years. He’s learned the ‘hard way’ as established in his latest book, Co-authored with Dr. Stuart McGill, “Gift of Injury.” But, with these ‘hard-won’ lessons come a lot of wisdom that only those who’ve ‘been there’ can obtain.
“Great coaches know the science of how to expand the biological limits of their athletes, and then respect those limits to avoid injury. Brian Carroll knows how to build an injury-resilient and high-performance strength athlete. He has been there himself and continues to coach others to reach their potential.”
Back Injured Average Mary or Joe who wants their life back
Back Injured Athlete Wanting to Return to Sport
Lift and exercise coaching & cueing to troubleshoot form
Program adherence & accountability coaching
Nutrition & Supplementation Coaching & Guidance (10 or 20 weeks)
Weight Cut Navigation for Competition (Final 2 weeks of guidance)
Nutrition & Supplementation Coaching & Guidance plus Weight Cut navigation for competition (10 or 20 weeks)
Offseason PowerBuilding Programming & Coaching with Diet & Supplementation Coaching & Guidance with Brian Carroll. (10 or 20 weeks)
Offseason Powerlifting Programming & Coaching (10 & 20 weeks)
Precontest/Peaking Powerlifting Programming & Coaching (10 weeks)
Offseason & Precontest Powerlifting Programming & Coaching (20 weeks)
"Recently, while presenting at Elitefts SWIS 2023, I had the pleasure of watching Brian Carroll's presentation and workshop on squatting and lower back injury. It was incredibly eye-opening. His detail in helping those avoid injuries and correct technique was fantastic. I am proud to call him a colleague and my friend."
Regarding Brian Carroll's One-on-One Consultation - if you're truly serious about the long haul of strength training and need in-depth education to understand your back and spine, then investing in a consultation with Brian is a priority. As a lifetime Firefighter, Brian opened my eyes to understanding the importance of investing time daily in overall spine and back health and maintenance. He's personally written books about his humbling experience of destroying his own back and then rehabbing it to be even stronger while partnering up with one of the best Spine Doctors in the world to define education. Within minutes of the consultation, you will see Brian's vast knowledge and experience of proper lifting techniques, emphasizing form. Brian is your choice if you want your overall foundation of strength to excel to levels you didn't know you could achieve.
In 2018, I suffered a disc herniation in my lower back, and since then, I have not been able to squat to a functional level. Despite eventually becoming pain-free, working around my farm and property was difficult. I would try to regain my squat depth cautiously but continually induce minor flare-ups and stop pushing. Being a physical therapist, this outcome became frustrating and disheartening. But within 10 minutes of working with Brian, he brought my squat to below 90*, with no pain or the usual strain. I had no idea my hips could do this without my back paying the price. His precise cues and knowledge of how to adjust made this seem effortless. Brian is a master at coaxing out your true potential, all while ensuring you protect your spine. This is invaluable. Thank you, Brian!
I reached out to Brian after having two herniated discs in my back and being in constant pain. I had been to doctors and physical therapists, but my pain never fully disappeared. After the doctor told me I would never lift heavy again, I was in a bad place mentally and decided to reach out to Brian. From the beginning, Brian was positive and assuring that he could not only get rid of my pain but could help get me back to lifting. He did a great job of laying out what to expect and what would be expected of me. His guidance was clear and concise, and he was always available if questions or problems arose. After six months, Brian had me completely out of pain and was helping me work towards gaining back my strength. He was especially great to work with during this time as he clearly explained what was changing and what I still needed to pay attention to regarding returning back pain. Fast forward a year post-injury, I was out of pain and had a new PR on all my lifts. Through Brian’s coaching and help, my lifts significantly improved beyond where they were pre-injury. Deadlift: 50-pound PR • Squat: 60-pound PR • Bench: 30-pound PR
I started working with coach Brian Carroll in mid-2008 as his first online training client. Neither of us knew exactly what to expect, but he was confident in his ability to get me stronger, and I trusted his judgment. By the end of 2010, he had added over 300 lb to my total and taken me to a 2150 lb. pro total as a 220-lb. lifter. Brian’s 10/20/Life principles truly took me to the next level and have allowed me to hit multiple raw and equipped pro totals since.
I got connected with Brian in 2020 after a long bout of back and neck pain from a car accident in 2017. His coaching has been such a relief because it has taught me to finally be able to practice proper lifting mechanics and spine hygiene so I can stay active in a healthy way. The training twice a week, paired with the PRS CBD cream, roller and drops, has made dramatic improvement in my overall well-being. My husband and I use the CBD products for daily maintenance, tight muscle massage, and we use the cinnamon drops for a more restful sleep at night. I am so grateful to have found a trainer who understands my injury and a method that allows such peace back into my life.
Top notch trainer, very personable, extremely detailed and puts relentlessness effort into helping his clients. The CBD oil has been very instrumental in helping me achieve better sleep. Excellent products and service!
I can’t say enough great things about Brian, his book and the methods he used. My back pain was terrible. I t was so bad I had to brace myself standing at times, the radiating pain was terrible. I resigned to live with it until I heard about Brian’s back issues. It made me think that “hey this might be possible without surgery” and it was! I am pain free and followed exactly what Brian told me. I cannot thank him enough nor recommend his methods and him enough. If you are in pain. Seek Brian out and read his books!
I sustained a neck injury where I herniated my c5-c7. I struggled with the pain in my neck while doing any lifting exercises. I met Brian and asked him to coach me and help me workout without the pain. He is a remarkable coach who was able to watch what I was doing and was able to get me to fix my form which enabled me to lift more efficiently. He provided me with pre and post workout stretches that effectively relieved the pain and tightness I had in my neck. Brian recommended power rack strength CBD topical as an anti inflammatory as I am not able to take over the counter or prescription anti inflammatory medication. The CBD has helped me tremendously and has become a part of my daily routine. I can’t thank Brian enough for everything he has done for me.
For over 8 years I have leaned on Brian Carroll and the 10/20/Life philosophy. During that time even, I have added over 400 pounds to my raw total, while staying in the same weight class and quite injury free. Brian Carroll and his 10/20/Life proved itself flexible when I transitioned to multi-ply in late 2016 and continued to base my training on the same fundamental philosophies and structure. Regardless of competitive style, age or experience, I recommend 10/20/Life to any athlete looking to add strength and stay healthy. I currently boast a 2000lb raw total and a 2400 equipped total at 242. I highly suggest those who have doubts to seek Brian’s coaching wisdom to take you to the next level.
I reached out to Brian after having two herniated disks in my back and being in constant pain. I had been to doctors and physical therapists but my pain never fully went away. After the doctor told me I would never lift heavy again I was in a bad place mentally and decided to reach out to Brian. From the beginning Brian was positive and assuring that he could not only get rid of my pain but could help get me back to lifting. He did a great job of laying out what to expect and what would be expected of me. His guidance was clear and concise and he was always available if questions or problems arose. After six months Brian had me completely out of pain and was helping me work towards gaining back my strength. He was especially great to work with during this time as he clearly explained what was changing and what I still needed to pay attention to in regards to back pain returning. Fast forward a year post injury and I was out of pain and had a new PR on all of my lifts. Through Brian's coaching and help my lifts significantly improved beyond where they were pre injury. Deadlift: 50 pound PR Squat: 60 pound PR Bench: 30 pound PR I can't recommend Brian enough, his help is worth every penny.
I started training with Brian 10 years ago after I injured my neck in a car accident. After helping me become pain free. He has continued to provide consistent and knowledgeable information with each training session, to help me achieve my goals as well as be able to share this information with my massage and PT clients. I have also started using his CBD products daily for muscle recovery and pain relief, the ingredients are simple and strong which I love! Myself along with my clients that I’ve used it on are very happy with the product.
Brian has been an invaluable resource to me. From coaching me to elite totals in multiple weight classes in powerlifting, to helping me manage pain from past injuries. He is a wealth of knowledge and experience. Brian is very much the real deal.
Brian is a great person and one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve ever met in the industry on not just powerlifting and peak performance but on minimizing back pain and returning to action quickly! Thanks for all that you do Brian! Highly recommended!
I've used many different CBD brands with no real noticeable benefit, but the Power Rack products are top of the line. I use the drops to help with anxiety & sleep. My husband has nagging issues from a bicep repair and uses the roll-on multiple times a day. As a powerlifter, these products greatly aid in recovery & keeping my body healthy. Brian has also been consulting with me on the McGill method and techniques to directly address my lifting weaknesses. We communicate and re-evaluate as I progress. He graciously incorporates this with my strength coach's programing to ensure my best interests are the primary focus. In a few months' time, I've noticed a major change in my core strength and technique carryover to my main lifts.
Brian was able to adjust my squat and deadlift form to make it more efficient for my build. I’ve never felt more tight and like a wound spring in the hole of my squat before. His coaching is excellent I am excited to see how much better my lifts become with what I have learned!
I am a CPT for 10+ years and Corporate Fitness coach working with hundreds of people globally today. If it weren't for Carroll's work and continued dedication to giving the best proven methods for spinal hygiene then I would be less of a coach to my clients in helping them achieve their optimal best. Grateful he has given his time to helping the industry in this way instead of just continuing his own personal WR success. He could've been a speaker about himself and instead he's chosen to share so that others can win too. He's genuinely a Champion of the heart as much as of the gym. Thank you Carroll 🙏.
Brian is a top notch coach dedicated to ensuring you are able to properly and safely perform all your lifts. He is patient yet exacting. You will be confident in your abilities to advance when he is done with you. He is accessible and responsive to any questions as well. Also, his CBD roll on and balm products are incredible!! Pain relief within moments and amazingly progressive relief as well. Excellent results!
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