Training update Squat/DL – Week 3, day 1 and day 2


I’m currently training for the RPS Meet in FT Lauderdale, Oct 25. I’m at about 10 weeks out. My bodyweight is hovering around 264 in the AM, and I will slowly move toward 260 over the next couple of months, where I want it to stay.

NOTE: Team Samson will also be doing a Seminar the following day, stay tuned for details.

I’m going to compete at 242, as I feel better there, overall.

For the full story of why I decided to go 242, read this: A Look in the Mirror, Part 1

Mcgill Big 3
BW squats

Going into this session, I knew I didn’t feel great, so I just went in as best as I could and got mentally prepared to do some work.


Suit on, straps down
Straps up
910×1 – felt like crap
1000 – had issues with unracking
1050 – same

Played with some gear changes and mods
500×1 – 3 sets

Felt like crap….

Mcgill big 3 and called it a day.

I couldn’t get set under the bigger squats. Looking back, I changed my training some to modify for travel and this was 4th week in a row in the suit, so thats part.

The other thing was just being a little beatup overall, and this tends to manifest itself in my calves and feet. weird, right?

Also, I was experimenting with squat width, and it was a failure. Move on and adjust.


I was extra fired up to bench, so I made sure to rest up and come in mentally charged up.

455×1 – 2bd
shirt on
605×2 – 2/3bd
705×2 – 2/1bd
750×1 – 1bd
815×1 half, didn’t quite graze it, but sorda did.

bench was what I was expecting. I know I’ll lose some strength being smaller, but I’m really working on maximizing my form and with wearing a tighter shirt, I stand a change in benching close to my 275pr at 242.


Now things are about to get hard with tons of travel.

I’ll make it work. [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 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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