Brian Carroll is a retired world-class powerlifter and one of the most accomplished lifters in the sport’s history. In 2020 he recorded the heaviest squat of all time; 1306lbs at a bodyweight of 303lbs. He totaled 2600lbs more than 20 times in two different weight classes and his 60 squats of more than 1000lbs is the most in powerlifting history, regardless of weight class or federation, after David Hoff. A serious back injury suffered when competing for a police academy scholarship led to years of pain and failed therapy until he met world-renowned back specialist Professor Stuart McGill, which led to them co-authoring a best-selling book about Carroll’s return to competitive lifting called “Gift of Injury”. Follow him on Instagram. Visit powerrackstrength.com.
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