Brian Carroll shows otherworldly strength.
Setting a personal record is the mission of every powerlifter. Lifting just to lift doesn’t provide much satisfaction for these strength athletes. In order to excel in powerlifting, one must have an intention, a goal they’re battling towards. Otherwise why lift at all?
Brian Carroll has come to take this notion to heart.
The accomplished powerlifter has smashed records left and right. What he’s coveted most recently is setting the world record for the squat. Recently Brian Carroll took on a 1306lbs squat.
The lift was a massive challenge for the powerlifter. While it took four attempts, Brian Carroll passed the test with flying colors. Take a look at this incredible feat as Carroll squats the insane weight.
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4th attempt 1306. Weighed in at 303 and took 1281 on a third. – Lot more to say and videos to post but Snapped my biceps 3 weeks ago, and need surgery. I’ve earned plenty of these and finally need to pay up. – since my squat was feeling nice and strong before Covid (I had to pull out of July meet due to being sick) I was already pretty ready – so my squat took off even more when I healed and recovered. Like I hyper-compensated. My squat took off in cycle but also biceps— That’s called powerlifting and I may have rushed coming back. – Surgery this Tuesday to reattach. I did my best, and am happy with my effort but it can always be better. Nobody ever will put my down as the deepest squatter. – I’ll write more soon but I wanted to get a Post up thanking my wife and beautiful babies for coming up and seeing me hit some big squats. My wife is so awesome and has always been #1 supporter in my corner even when I ask her 10x a week “how delusional am ?” – Lots of people To thank!! I’ll share more after I get out of surgery but I have an 9hr drive with twins babies to make. Please pray for a good outcome for me.
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First to 1300 – 4th attempt 1306 – body weight 303. I’ll keep posting videos as I get them. To clear up some confusion, I tore my bicep tendon off a few weeks before the meet. I didn’t get hurt during the meet. I figured I would be able to still squat big so I packed up my gear, headed to the meet, and thankfully wisdom took over so I only took a token bench and deadlift before destroying myself any further. Thank you everyone who has reached out! Surgery was a success. Special thanks to Rudy for engineering a suit specific to my needs.
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