Recovery Day, Concert and Dialing in Chris D’s bench


Quick post.

Chris Della Fave came to town to dial in his squat and bench. It was a success with the help of the team. We have a lot of footage of this. Will post soon.

I did some recovery work on Sunday

Suitcase carry
Big 3
BW squat

Hips, lats and glutes

We went to a concert on Friday night “Rebelution”. If you like Slightly Stoopid, Sublime or 311, you probably would know some of their songs.

Pretty fun. They’re a band from Santa Barbara with reggae style.

There is a place in St. Augustine that brings in some big names to play ie Counting crows and Jack Johnson, just this month.

The crowd for Rebelution was bigger than BOTH and MUCH louder.

Couple of notes

-I’m not really a hippie
-Jean shorts are back, with the ‘high’ style and cheeks hangin’ out
-I was definitely one of the oldest there
-I don’t feel closer to 40 than 20
-Concerts are fun

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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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