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“A fighter has to be strong enough to control the opponent, deliver powerful punches and kicks and deal with severe impacts. After training for more than 10 years at the top of the pro-fighting and BJJ circuit, Brian Carroll’s 10/20/Life method has not only addressed all of the above, but it has actually helped make my training fun again. Living the 10/20/Life With Brian Carroll Brian Carroll is an Elite-level powerlifter, trainer and author of the best-selling strength training book 10/20/Life. He started competing in 1999, Since that time Brian has made his way up the ranks and is now one of the most accomplished lifters in the history of powerlifting. From The Author, Brian Carroll: “With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself—the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym.

We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that’s how quality coaching works. First of all, 10/20/Life stands for the idea that you’re going to break your training into two ten week cycles, for a total of twenty weeks, and you’re going to do this for the rest of your life. Carroll suggests a 10 week off-season, a 10 week contest prep period, and 4-6 weeks of time off from the sport after each meet. 10/20/Life book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. 10/20/Life book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Brian Carroll, a Master of Arts with Honours in Australian History, freelance writer, specialising in Australian history, economics and politics. Books by Brian Carroll. Brian Carroll What is 10/20/Life?

10-and-20 weeks at a time, for a lifetime of positive momentum in training and in LIFE. This philosophy is a life-long approach for any level of of lifter or athlete. Many recreational lifters, utilize the protocols in this book to have a better plan in the gym, with no plans to ever compete. 1. Nutrition 2. The offseason.

3. The advantages of the 10/20/Life system. 10/20/Life 10 and 20 weeks at a time for a lifetime of positive momentum in life and in training.

Learn to be your own coach, attack your weaknesses and utilize a proven philosophy that is a guide to permanent success. You asked for it, I listened and took it even further: 10/20/Life Second Edition in soft-back physical copies. I’ve been hinting on our Facebook page about a new book coming out from Brian Carroll that would change the way you look at training and it is here. 10/20/Life is written by Brian Carroll and at first glance you look through the table of contents and you see everything from programming principles to main lift coaching cues.. Once you start reading the 103 page book, I would recommend.

From The Author and creator, Brian Carroll: “With 10/20/Life, my objective is to teach you to get the results you want by coaching yourself—the same way a superior coach would take you through an individualized program in a great gym. We start out with a thorough examination of your weak points because that’s how quality coaching works.

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  • Hey Elgin, I have wanted to get into powerlifting for a while now. I just got through the first phase of Layne Norton’s PH3 program from Any tips or advice?

  • Am I aloud to learn fun party tricks like the front lever if I deadlift n shit already? Or are those filthy gymnasts polluting my mind

  • Pre-planned periodization is just unnecessary. Start with 5×5, If you miss lifts, de-load and switch to 3×5, 3×3, 1×3 etc. Then deload and switch to 10×10, 5×10, 3×10 as you fail. Not to mention you could always take 2-3 weeks off and/or switch to a very basic
    pushup/pullup/sprint, based bodyweight calisthenic workout for a month in between cycling through the different variations of
    stronglifts/starting strength style training. Its that easy, not to mention these basic programs already use a combined PR/RPE aproach to progressive overload. Now while I understand that technically this “is” periodization its not the same, I recommend against any preplanned periodization other than custom periodization based off of at least a years worth if your own progress. By using custom spread sheets and plugging in your lifts, you will be able to derive information regarding, your rate of progress overtime, as well as the where, when, why, and how regarding plateaus and periodization. You will be able to make accurrate projections regarding future progress, which will become more and more precise as time goes on. From there after I’d say 2-3 years of tracking this data you could put together your own week by week training schedule with numbers for your lifts, weight, reps, sets, custom periodization etc. You will know approximately when you will lift X amount of weight for Y number of reps before it even happens. Applications like Excel make this stupidly easy, we could even derive charts, and graphs thay show a linear or other spatial representation of our progress, as well as projected future progress, failures, injuries, etc.
    Though we will never know precisely down to the day, for certain this type of strategy will allow us to have at least an accurate idea of where we will be say 8wks, 6mos, 3yrs from now, the projected phenomena may not happen on precisely the same day as predicted, but it will occur within an approximate proximity of that day/workout, and the farther out the projection the more accurate and precise it will likely be.

  • Lol. He says this is not a book about being the best at exercising. Actually, it’s a book about how to be good at 3 exercises. Nice one dude.:p

  • If these American systems are so damn awful, then WHY did the U.S.A smash everyone in IPF competition, for YEARS

    Why are there life time drug free lifters, in the IPF, at my gym, who pull 716 pounds at 57 years old, or squat 900 pounds raw classic….


  • I really enjoy your common sense approach to fitness, although it isn’t so common these days. I personally do far better using a conjugate type program, like the West side barbell programs. maximal effort and constant stimulus change every three weeks for 4 phases, then a de-load week after the max week. I don’t do well on programs that are linear an require one lift per week. I think training both heavy and for speed is critical. I increased my bench from 225 to 325 with the conjugate approach and I was already a NCAA d1 track and field athlete. It wasn’t like I wasn’t in the gym every day already. I think my strength exploded using bands once per week on bench press. I forgot to mention my dead lift went from 405 to 500 in the same time. anyways. some people do better on different programs, but I wish you would review the Westside barbell conjugate system. It was life changing for me.

  • First immediate problem is that wont for most natural lifters unless you’re genetically inclined because your muscle synthesis and strength development usually only lasts for a day or 2 but again if you are drug free which I’m betting the author of the book isnt

  • Magill/McGill crunch? I’ve been an Olympic-style lifter since 1978 and before that power lifted for football and this is the first time I’ve ever heard of it. It’s actually good to realize that regardless of how old or experienced we are there’s still a lot we can learn.

  • “Just enough mobility to perform the lift.” I disagree with that. From experience. I have enough shoulder mobility for behind the neck presses, but for a long time if I did any pressing whatsoever, of any kind, my left shoulder would complain. Sooner of later it would come.

    Now I stretch my shoulders every day and I can do presses.

    I used to think like you. Many years and a few injuries ago. Now I stretch to do some moves and make a conscious choice of movements which require good mobility in the first place.

    But in a short run restricted mobility works like a weak bench shirt or a squat suit, so it adds some pounds to the bar, and it definitely does not require any extra effort to gradually lose it…

  • Idk why, but I could listen to this guy talk all day. nice to listen to someone educated for once.. most youtubers.. are.. ehhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • What about my traps? I expect at least 90% of the book to focus on bigger traps. (And something about good music to listen to whilst shrugging all the plates in the gym, i.e Bartok, Wham or Banarama)

  • I’ve just watched five of your videos and you are mildly witty and funny. You are way to negative and I don’t understand your disdain for crossfit. As I’m assuming you know it all depends on what your goals are. At my strongest I was mixing a bodybuilding and power lifting routine. I realized my cardio sucked when I wrestled a friend who was into brazilian jiu jitsu and I gassed in two minutes. I decided I wanted more cardio even if it meant I would loose some mass so I incorporated some HIT training. You can hurt yourself just as easily power lifting as you can crossfitting if you use poor form and too much weight. My guess is you hate crossfit because its an ego crusher in the fact that you see who comes in what place and you can’t handle it. You’d rather slumber around the gym while kissing the mirror. Good for you…to each his one but quit hating.

  • Thanks a lot for the info Elgintensity! Just wondering what your training ratio is for touch n go versus paused reps on the bench press and if there are even any up sides at all doing touch n go. My bench has been around the same for a while

  • He is so different from all the other fitness and powerlifters on Youtube, I really like that someone that lifts also can review books and be educated. Very good Review and keep making more of them

  • I eat ass at planet fitness on meadow ave in culver city. $10 for 10 minutes. Just trying to make a living. I’m the guy wearing a red bandana. “I need a deuce douche” is the code word. Don’t look me in the eyes.

  • Wow, this is about as serious as Elgin gets. I’m not sure what to think about it. He shines in his personal wars vs. trolls, but it is still good to see something a little different.

  • Elgin, you should share this video on your FB and twitter page every now and then to remind your interns that if someone puts out a quality product, you’ll actually say it’s quality.

  • Does anyone know in his book does he focus on raw training or geared training meaning the use of squat suits / 2 ply or single ply bench shirts / wraps ect? Cause his totals are non raw totals so im curious would his training methods work for non geared lifters

  • All of these drugged up athletes seem to advocate once per week benching.

    Low frequency benching doesn’t work anywhere near as well for natural athletes. People need to stop taking training methodologies from drug using athletes and applying it to natural trainees.

  • Do you think that it is possible for the natural athlete to surpass the enhanced athlete since they do not have to take these “off-season/off cycle” periods. In my own experience I found that because I do not take PEDs then my slow and steady progress could, in theory, approach the performance of an enhanced lifter that is always taking 2 steps forward and one step back while I just slowly take one step forward over and over. I know that PEDs help in the acquisition of muscle mass but could a natural with the same muscle mass lift the same or more because they have better neural adaptation through decades of consistent progress (not to mention the enhanced lifters need to use more and more drugs each cycle and so raise their risks for complications and injuries). Anyhow, it is just a theory of mine and I wanted to hear your thoughts. 

  • I would be really interested in seeing/hearing your thoughts on the GymnasticBodies program, if you’ve heard of it. I realise of course that it’s not really your area of interest, however, I imagine you’d have some interesting thoughts on gymnastic training, and positive or negative, I am sure it would be funny to watch/read.

  • I like listening to this guy. No BS, educated, and above all, his channel makes sense. People trip about him roasting other people, but if u actually listen to him, and dissect his content, it actually makes a lot of sense. At least for me it does. Thanks Elgin!!!

  • Thank u finally someone says foam rolling for hours on end is pointless thank u thank u for fuck sake that giant qtip in the gym is starting to piss Me off

  • hey you do have some restraint and moderation with your trolling tendencies lol but the couple crossfit bashes you sprinkled in were very choice I must say.