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Restoring Human Movement

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I'm Dr. Sebastian Gonzales, the treating doctor at Performance Place®.

In this podcast, you will get to hear broken down information about conditions we treat, which also could be conditions you or one of your friends have.

My goal with this podcast is to form a common language between sports medicine professionals and patients/ athletes.

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Jun 27, 2018


Brian Carroll is a lifting God… yes, he’s lifted more weights that you, me, your brother and my sister combined throughout his life but the value Brian is bring to the table in this podcast are bits of wisdoms he’s attend through lifting, lifting injuries and coming back as a world class athlete.

When I started practice almost 10 years ago, I thought I knew enough about weightlifting to get people safely back to the sport they love… but I honestly didn’t. I knew about the basic stuff…

  • The Posterior Chain
  • Cross Syndrome
  • Leg Day (joke)
  • Graded Returns

But I had no idea how to cue motion through compound lifts until I started to learn from Brian’s work. Some cues and drills even help me troubleshoot even with my exam.

  • The Lifter’s Wedge
  • Tension
  • Unweighted Bar Movement

I’ve interviewed Brian once before so listen to the other one (#63). WIthin this one you’re going to learn a ton, whether you’re a doc, athletes or coach.

Thank you so much for your time and knowledge Brian!



  • Availability Supersedes Ability
  • Common Sense is Not Always Common Practice
  • I go there… turn on super strength and then turn it off
  • The 1%ers are going to get strong despite if their methods


Brian Carroll Bio:

Brian is world class powerlifter with over a decade of elite class powerlifting under his belt. Coming back from a devastating back injury in 2012 that broke multiple bones and that most experts said he would never recover from, he has returned to the pinnacle of world class lifting (while 100% pain and symptom free) and is now dedicated to helping others avoid the same mistakes that he made in the past through private and group coaching.

Brian’s impressive recovery has given him the opportunity to teach and deliver talks to physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, professional strength & conditioning coaches and experts from all facets of sport, on how to avoid injury, while building anti-fragile strength and resilience in athletes.

A competitive powerlifter since 1999, Brian Carroll is one of the most accomplished lifters in the history of the sport. Having lifted at the elite world-class level since 2005, Brian has well over a decade of world class lifting experience. He has 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 20 times in 2 different weight classes.

Since 2005, even during his years of being injured, 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, multiple times at 220, 242, and 275 pounds. With over 50 official competition squats over 1000, spread over three different weight classes, he’s indisputably one of the best lifters and in particular – squatters of all time. Most recently, post-recovery, he lifted a 2610 pound total at the 2015 Arnold Sports Festival, claiming the 242 open and overall titles, a 2651 total and overall win at the 2016 US Open, as well at the 2017 Arnold Sports festival, claiming, yet again, the 242 open and over title.

Brian is also an accomplished author, having written the best-selling strength training book 10/20/Life and runs the website where he shares the articles and training logs of a host of athletes of all domains who utilize his 10/20/Life methodology. His personal articles have been published in multiple magazine publications, including Men’s Health, Power, Powerlifting USA, Ironman, Muscle & Fitness, and Flex, as well as Medical Journals such Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.

Brian was recently named as having two of the “top 20 greatest powerlifting performances of All-Time” with 2651lbs total at 242lbs and 2730lbs total at 275lbs, respectively, with the higher ranking total (242 done in 2016) accomplished post back injury.

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Dr. Sebastian Gonzales is an expert in trouble shooting sports injuries and overuse conditions. This podcast is intended for sports medicine topics to become easier for patients and athletes to understand. Don’t get confused by what your doctor told you in your appointment. If you like in Orange County CA, book an exam with Dr. Gonzales, your Huntington Beach Chiropractor.