Precontest training DONE – The weight cut and the process leading in

After my last real training session on 10/15 I started to make my way toward cleaning up my diet and prepping my body for the cut.

If you want to know exactly how I make the drop from 265 down to 242, get this guide: Cutting Weight ebook.

Here is where I started last week, and where I’m at now:

10/18 Saturday (cut out carbs):
BW 268

Light training session
goblet squats: 3×15
One leg DL: 3×15
Band fly: 3×15
band press-down: 3×15
hammer curl: 3×15
Core work
Sled work

10/19 Sunday:
BW 265
Same type of high rep session, basically a full body workout.

10/20 Monday:
BW 263.5
Band fly: 4×15
Band press-down:4×15
Push-up: lots
Floor press: lots
Hammer curl: 3×15
Mcgill big 3

10/20 Tuesday:
BW 261.0
More glycogen depletion and walking. Basically staying active each day, don’t feel too bad really. Better than most cuts that I’ve done, and I’ve done dozens.

I’ll update a little more later today as well as talk openers and gameplan, and talk about the last couple of days that will be leading into weighin. [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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