A competitive powerlifter since 1999, Brian Carroll is one
of the most accomplished lifters in the history of the sport. After suffering a
debilitating back injury in 2012—including several broken bones—Brian used his
10/20/Life principles, which incorporate the methods of world-renowned lower
back specialist Dr. Stuart McGill, to return to competition with a 1080 pound
squat at the 2014 Arnold Sports Festival.
Holds, or has held, multiple world, national,
and state records in the 220, 242, and 275 pound weight classes.
One of few lifters to attain a professional
powerlifting total in three different weight classes.
One of even fewer lifters to be ranked in the
top ten in three different weight classes at the same time.
Ranked second in the world in the 275 pound
class with a total of 2730 and a historic 1185 squat—a then-world-record that,
although since broken, most still consider to be the true record due to depth
220 Class: 1030 squat, 633 bench, 755 deadlift — 2375
TOTAL (10th best of all time).
242 Class: 1064 squat, 785 bench, 771 deadlift — 2570
TOTAL (5th best of all time).
275 Class: 1185 squat, 785 bench, 800 deadlift — 2730
TOTAL (3rd best of all time).
Brian has also totaled more
than ten times his bodyweight in three different classes, and both bench
pressed and deadlifted over 800 pounds in two different classes. In his career,
he’s totaled 2500 over fifteen times. Since 2005, Brian has not slipped out of
the top two in the American rankings in both the squat and total, and he’s been
ranked number one in both categories at 220, 242, and 275 pounds. With 35
competition squats over 1000, spread over three different weight classes, he’s
indisputably one of the best squatters of all time.