Lisa Guggisberg Week 7 MEAT PREP-Squats, Cupcakes and A Close Call for My Little Piggie

I am currently getting ready for the RPS meet in Fort Meyers, FL on October 2, 2015.  I am not cutting weight and will be moving up to the 123 weight class in wraps for this meet.

3 weeks out this past Saturday.

I was pretty busy last week.  My son started baseball practice for fall ball, my daughter turned 3, I hit a squat training PR and I tried to amputate my own toe.

Grateful to be able to train with Team Samson this past Saturday.  Great atmosphere as Shane Ford, Filipe Gusmao and Clint Smith are all getting ready for the same RPS Meet I am doing on October 3.

I brought the guys some Reese’s Peanut butter cupcakes with peanut buttercream icing.  Byrd couldn’t wrap as he was too busy eating them.  He probably couldn’t wrap after eating them either due to the amount of butter I put in the icing, shit would have slipped right out of his hands.

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Warm up

McGill Big 3

Goblet squats

Squat Work

Bar (60lb) 2 x 10

150 2 x 5

170 x 3

200 x 2

250 x 2

285 x 1 Wraps on (Inzer double gripper wraps)

315 x 2 Singles (opener)

350 x 2 Singles (planned second attempt)

370 x 1 Reverse band (potential third attempt)

It took me a little while to get warmed up and use to working off the mono lift.   I am still figuring out how to set up under the bar to unrack and stand it up while not having to re-adjust again.  I was also taking too long to get set up, thus causing me to sit and ponder stupid things, like am I going to get crushed under this weight?  I’ve never squatted this weight before, Why is Byrd eating another cupcake?

Other issue I had was speed on the descent.  I was way to slow which hurt my speed out of the hole.

First 350 I leaned forward and got a little unstable.  I stayed with it and fought it up.  Second 350 better but speed on descent was still slow.

Squat has always been something I am super confident in so the form issues rattled me a little, so much so that I didn’t even realize I hit a training PR.  It didn’t even register to me because I was so focused on what I needed to do to fix my form.

Fix number 1: Stop fucking around on set up and get under the bar with purpose.

Fix number 2: Trust the wraps and my own ability and have some controlled aggression.

Accessory Work

Paused front squats 3 x 6

Bulgarian Split Squats 3 x 15

One leg KB good mornings 3 x 15

Stir the pots x 100

Todd notice when I was doing the Bulgarian split squats that my ankle looks like it caves in.  Right worse than left.  I am not quite sure if this is an ankle mobility issue, a glute issue or hamstring issue.  Whatever it is, I believe it’s causing my knees to cave in the squat.   This is something I need to address ASAP before it leads to injury.  I’ll be picking the brains of my fellow Power Rack Strength teammates for ideas.

In other news I am a dumbass and clumsy.   I went out into the garage gym on Sunday to do a little cleaning barefoot (dumbass) and dropped a metal 45lb plate on my big toe (clumsy).  Lucky nothing is broken.  I just have half a toenail now.  First thought I had was not “oh, shit that hurt” it was “Shit! The meet! Can I still squat and deadlift?!?”  So far other than bleeding through my socks and milking some extra housework out of my husband I think I’ll survive.

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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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