Lisa Guggisberg-Week 1 Offseason. Future Meet Plans & First time in LUP

I recently competed in the RPS US Open in San Diego, CA raw with wraps where I totaled 903 at 114lbs.

I am currently in offseason with plans on doing a multiply meet sometime in October or November at 114lbs


First time in gear. I was purposely not trying to hit depth. It's a learning process. If you think gear does all the work or is easy you're uneducated about gear, misinformed and probably never worn or had any experience with gear. Gear is hard work and it hurts. Biggest thing I had trouble with was the bar rolling on my back. Raw that bar locks in and doesn't move on your back. In gear the bar rolls down on your back, kinda scary, now fight the the bite of the suit on you legs and hips, numb legs from the suit being tight, along with the pressure on your chest and belly making it hard to get a good breathe and it's a whole new world. But I'm hooked and excited about what I can learn and what will transfer over and help my raw lifting. ———————————- #inzer #1020L #1020Life #tentwentylife #PRS #girlswhopowerlift #114weightclass #TeamPRS #PowerRackStrength #captainjacked

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Pretty excited for this offseason and next meet prep. I’ve decided to cross over and do a multiply meet. No meet picked out yet but timeframe will probably be in October or November.  Feeling very grateful that I have access to the best gear in the world, Inzer, and able to use one of the best squat suits out there, the Leviathan Ultra Pro.  Pretty excited to learn something new and curious to see what will cross over and help my raw lifting.

So I adore Dita Von Teese. But let’s face it kiddos I am clumsy and uncoordinated and will NEVER be as graceful as her. When I put on the LUP for the first time Saturday I felt like I was channeling my inner Dita lacing and cinching that bad boy up. That was until I realized I couldn’t bend over to tie my shoes, then I just felt like Byrd.

Original plan was to start offseason and do paused front squats and paused sumo deadlifts but when Brian walked in with a LUP for me that plan was kicked out the window.

Warm Up:

  • McGill Big 3
  • Goblet Squats 3 x20


Suit on. No briefs need to invest in a pair. Lightly tightened.

  • No bar just worked on getting feel of suit so I did a some bw squats 3×10
  • Bar (55#) 2×5
  • 135×3
  • 185×3
  • 225×2
  • 315 3×1 straps up.

Forgot about bar rolling on back with gear. Caught me off guard. Got some advice from Adam Driggers on how to help combat the bar roll. Basically pull lats in and down to make a bigger shelf, start with bar a little bit higher than normal spot so that it will roll into comfort spot. Goal of this session was to just get a feel of the suit and just sit back until the suit grabbed


All Sumo

  • 135 x 5
  • 225 x 3
  • 315 x 2 x 1

One session in the suit and I’m hooked.


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A self-proclaimed former high school band nerd turned meathead nerd, Lisa has been coached and mentored by Brian Carroll using 10/20/Life principals for 3 years. She started CrossFiting in 2006 but gave that up after realizing all she wanted to do was squat, bench and deadlift heavy. She now competes as a raw and multi-ply powerlifter in the 114 and 123 weight classes. Lisa has All-Time top 10 totals in both raw and multi-ply in her respective weight classes with a raw pro total of 936 lbs at 114 and a pro 1118 lb multi-ply pro total at 123 and 1090 lb multi-ply total at 114. She is currently ranked the #1 female multi-ply lifter at 123, #2 at 114 multi-ply female and #3 raw with wraps. Lisa has a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration, but hates politics and political debates. She is a mom of two, a firefighter wife and has worked as a full time litigation paralegal for almost 20 years.
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