Everything is going to plan. Bodyweight is down under 260 and body feels better than it has in years. 33yrs old and better than I felt 5 years ago at 28.

I’ll be starting my precontest training in a week from Saturday. It will be about 8 weeks of hard training with some deloads and lighter weeks mixed in.

The XPC is shaping up to be a very good meet as it always is with some top lifters in the world on the roster. If you’re qualified and considering going, GO! The new location is really growing (fair grounds) with a whole young adult expo and many other things that the Arnold weekend is expanding with. If you are interested contact Danny Dague, or hit the blue button below and I’ll pass on your message to him.

Back to this training cycle leading to the Arnold: I will be traveling more than a few times during cycle, but I will be making the most of my time and making sure to come in undertrained if anything, but healthy, fresh and ready to go!

Thanks to my samson and Powerrackstrength.com teammates, my sponsors Rudy Rosales/Overkill,Game Plan Nutrition and all of my friends and family who support what I do and what I’m trying to achieve both on and off the platform.

Special thanks to my Wife, Ria. She really puts up with me and doesn’t ask much at all from me.

Leave A Comment, Written on December 18th, 2014 , update

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Back and settled in for a few weeks! I head out in a bit for Xmas but will be here pretty much for the next month.

Body weight is settled at 257.5 this am which is good for me. I want to be under 260 as I train for the XPC Arnold.

Powerrackstrength is updated, improved and now LIVE. Granted, some issues with it here and there, but make sure to check it out and let us know how you feel about it. Also, dont forget to check out the copious training logs added.

I had the great pleasure of going in to get my oil changed yesterday. Unless you live on the moon, you are aware of how crooked these places are for the most part. The car dealerships are typically your best bet but the “fast Lube” type place is usually a tiring and irritating ordeal for most.

I don’t always have the time to make it in to the dealer so when I go, I’m very clear about what I want even though they try to sell you everything but the kitchen sink. Even in the past with a car that had less than 30k miles, always bullshitting you about what you should be doing. Every once in a while, you get one that actually listens to what you say and wont TRY to make their ticket quota on YOU. ‘Sir, you should consider using synthetic…’ OH REALLY? The people who BUILT this FOOKING car suggest using regular – as the engine ‘likes’ standard, not to mention you SHOULD stay with ONE type of oil and not deviate on a whim, Mr. Mechanic. I’m very sorry that you don’t make any money on a regular oil change and want me to get my brakes, air conditioning serviced and then flush my radiator… and wiper blades replace as they are ‘slightly dry’… Nah, pass….

Along the same lines; RENTING A CAR is a much worse experience in some cases. ‘Sir, what type of coverage will you be getting for you car because insert scare tactic/lie here _________________. After you decline, next attempt they make – try to make you feel crappy for not getting their protection and make sure you know you’re risking everything.

What they wont tell you: in most cases AAA, your credit card and YOUR INSURANCE will PROTECT YOU.

I hate hate hate both, and cringe as I hear the bullshit sales pitch as they look at you and lie. Drives me crazy.

I feel similar to buying a car, but I’ll share a story on that soon. I’ve actually had some really cool experiences the last few times.

I needed to say this. Thanks!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 12th, 2014 , update

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I’ll let you read about Paltos weight cut, meet and results HERE, but the meet went great. Scott hasn’t been on the platform in 13 years and did a hell of a job.

I had fun seeing some old friends and making some new ones too at the RPS meet in PA. It was a HUGE meet with about 155 lifters between 2 days.

The weather there was cold as shit and rainy – pretty much like Michigan was last weekend. I’m now back in FL and in my office with 60F BEAUTIFUL weather outside…Well, at least for a couple weeks and then some traveling for a bit.

By bodyweight fell down to 261 as I checked it at 1pm. It got as high as 273 last week, so that’s a good thing. I didn’t feel like eating much this weekend, so I didn’t. I’m now back on track and will make sure i’m eating what I should.

I’m guessing my weight will stabilize around 263 and then I’ll lean down over the next few weeks under 260 where i’ll stay for the XPC.

Congrats again to Scott. Dana, it was a pleasure meeting you and the young ones.

PS – I don’t hate all kids. I like to play up the hardass image. I do NOT like wild kids. I do happen to like a few on rare occasions!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 8th, 2014 , update

Now that powerrackstrength.com is about ready to relaunch, I’m going to have a little bit more free time. With that said, I’m willing to take about 5 more clients for diet, training, supplementation, coaching or all the above.

Also, a few of my coaches, Daniel Dalenberg and Jonathan Byrd are also going to pick up a few clients.

If you are interested in working with one of us, shoot me an email: briancarroll.lmt@gmail.com. Please put in the subject: “Potential Client”, so when I look through my spam box it’s easy to spot in case it ends up there.

I’ve been working on some condensed training for those who are very limited on time that consists of something like this:
Day 1: Squat/bench/dead
Day 2: Bench assistance
Day 3: Squat/dead assistance

I’ve many clients do this with great success in both precontest and offseason. I’m actually doing the offseason for the second time and I LOVE doing all 3 on the same day. It allows me to get so much more assistance in during the week.

Contact me if you’re interested in some custom to your needs as I’ve got many different ways to go about programming for the craziest to easiest of schedules.

Leave A Comment, Written on December 7th, 2014 , update

For those that aren’t aware, powerrackstrength.com (formerly powerrackmedia) was bob’s site (not mine) with the purpose of having an online ebook rack where many of bob’s projects would be sold along with some supporting content to go with the different products. Some of my books would be sold here as well.

When Bob passed in May, I chose to take the site in a mildly different direction; still sell ebooks but also build a team (which I pretty much already had, just not officially) and provide content and have training logs, more articles and eventually a Q&A section and more.

Fast forward a few months, and we are about to roll out a brand new look with all the things I’ve wanted from the start and much more user friendly for the visitor as the original platform was NOT designed to do the things I was doing, nor was it going to work for the future plans.

With that said, we will be making the new version live very soon with all NEW content every week, Q&A section, 12 new training logs, merchandise for sale, seminar schedule and MUCH more.

Be on the lookout for a crap load of new stuff and great content from many new contributors.

Thank you for you patience as this has been a process but WELL worth it.

Special thanks to Matt B and Kent M that have been a HUGE help to me and PRS. Thank you also to my team and wife Ria.

PS: if you are interested in Joining the team sometime next year, I’ll be adding about 7 more logs to the team – so email me and we can talk: briancarroll.lmt@gmailcom.

Thanks for all of the support and the BEST is yet to come!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 7th, 2014 , update

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But, the good news is: Scott Made weight EASY. Scott came down from about 260-263 and made 241 VERY easily. I had him eating all day and still drinking much like Marc Tejero’s weight cut for wpc worlds.

Marc recently confessed that he considered not eating and drinking (per my advice) but figured he’d just blame me if he didn’t make it — totally fair, actually. Well, he ended up even lighter than he was before eating and drinking. Neither scott nor marc had to sweat ANY to make their class. Which is as good thing.

Shameless plug for 10/20/Life and Cutting weight: I offer money back guarantees if you are not happy with your purchase – that’s how I stand by them. I truly believe that they are the best on the market. You can either click the hyper link in this paragraph, or you can click the banner above.

BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT….

What I'm trying to do with PRS is provide immediately digestible content and information to help ANYONE become stronger, more technically savvy and most importantly – BETTER; no matter what the end goal is. And, with the team I’m building, I 100% believe I’m well on my way to achieving this with people like Marc, Scott and the rest of the bunch.

I’m very much looking forward to helping Scott with his lifting tomorrow and seeing him achieve his goals. Scott has been a great friend and someone that my life is better for knowing. Make sure you read Scotts log HERE to see how his meet went.

With that said, I miss my home gym and can’t wait to crank training back up next week with Team Samson.

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Leave A Comment, Written on December 6th, 2014 , advice, update

I’m heading over to the very safe and clean city of Newark, NJ for an RPS meet that my buddy Scott Paltos is competing in. Scott and I became friends via Bob earlier this year in April. Bob, Scott and myself all planned a get-together for the middle of june so we could talk bizz, and brainstorm.

Well, as most of you know that Bob passed away on 5/3/14 so needless to say Scott and I still met up and since, have been really good friends, and now even working on business projects and seminars.

It’s pretty cool if you think about how you met your best friends and what the chances are that you’d actually become really good friends with someone that lives 1000 miles away or more.

I’ve said this many times; I have met just about ALL of my best friends in powerlifting, either through it or some connection via powerlifting.

On a random note: I’m sitting here at JAX waiting to fly out and I suddenly realize that I now only leave my house to: walk, go to the airport and to go train at adams. Maybe the post office at times too, church and food.

The new z06 vette’s are now being delivered. While I don’t like the idea of ever purchasing an 80K+ sports car, this is a lot of car for 80K as it’s basically the zr1 for 40K cheaper and a better bodystyle.

It’s a borderline DB car, but man is that thing sweet.

I’m not sure which color scheme I’m going to go with. Yet. Chevrolet-Corvette-Z06-10

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Leave A Comment, Written on December 5th, 2014 , Random

The year is starting to come to a close. What can I say other than wow? Lots of cool shit has happened this year. Some bad, but the good far outweighs the bad.

I had a VERY crazy month of sept & october and somehow survived and had a good meet Oct 25 where I totaled 2600 at 242 for a PR total in that class.

I’ll get into the details in another post but I probably couldn’t have made it anymore difficult for training if I would have plotted obstacles on a calendar and said “lets sabotage this meet”.

On another note: I got bit by a dog yesterday while on my ‘every day walk’. His owners were there right behind him chasing him to get him corralled. He barked then ran away and as I passed him he came up from behind and jumped up and nipped my forearm just because.

I would have punted the bitch if they weren’t there to get him. Yes, I’m a HUGE animal lover – with 2 pits myself but you’re not going to jump up and bite my arm and not get a lashing.

Background:
We moved to a new gated development that is in the very back of the most redneck and hillbilly area you could ever imagine. trust me. It’s a hodgepodge of all kinds.

The developer of my hood sat on the property for years and finally built on it last year. It’s gated and very nice with only 2 houses so far but once you leave the gates, you leave at your own risk, really.

Leave A Comment, Written on December 4th, 2014 , Random

I’m sorry once again for the lack of posts, but with that said, I’ve been busy competing, building a bad-ass team on http://www.powerrackstrength.com, updating the website as we are about to relaunch, and doing seminars with the team. Busy busy!

Contact me here if you are interested in having us out for a seminar in your area! briancarroll.lmt@gmail.com

Here is video from my last meet where I PR’d at 242 by 30lb as my best total was formerly 2570 and broke 2600 even with some squat misses.

Back is 100% and I gave it plenty of time to act up with the squat misses!

ENJOY:

Leave A Comment, Written on December 3rd, 2014 , Uncategorized

I have not been very good about keeping this blog updated at all.

for those that follow my lifting, make sure to check out my website, log and more as well as many other team logs at http://www.powerrackstrength.com!

I will be blogging here about 2x per week, but not just training stuff but whatever comes to mind. Mostly powerlifting related, but i’ll try to mix it up a bit with some other stuff!

Thanks for reading and be on the lookout for new stuff!

Leave A Comment, Written on December 3rd, 2014 , Uncategorized

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