Episode 54: Meg Squats Steps Up to the Platform
Summary: On the verge of her fourth go-round in the USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals, Meg Squats talks with us about her prep, how she used her program Uplifted to great effect in the offseason, and what she'd tell herself if she had it all to do over again. Highlights: * What rep-range makes her cringe the most * Why she keeps coming back to the USAPL raw nationals, and how she structures her year around it * The appeal of a (temporary) boring lifestyle * "I feel pretty secure that if Meg Squats doesn't show up at every single event, she's not just going to disappear off the face of the earth." * How much her numbers matter to her at this stage in her career * "It's a very relaxed intensity, if that makes sense." * How she's managed to feel good throughout this prep, and why that can be a bit freaky * Her specific recommendations for lifters struggling from fatigue during Uplifted or other heavy, demanding programs * How she manages the push-and-pull between sleep and her inbox * How much of the year she spends doing mixed "bro stuff" and powerlifting, versus just practicing the powerlifts * "Huge muscles is always the plan." * How she survives those slow deadlift singles: "Just count to 10 and then it'll eventually leave the floor." * On struggling with heavy deadlifts: "Don't stop pulling if it feels heavy. Like, it's heavy because it is. But just know that you're stronger than what it is heavy and you can lift that " * What she'd tell a new powerlifter (or herself a few years ago) about nutrition and supplementation * How and when she uses protein bars * The feedback she's received on her program Uplifted, and how she used it (twice!) in her last offseason Be sure to follow us on social media for daily fitness updates! Twitter | https://twitter.com/bodybuildingcom Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Bodybuildingcom Snapchat | https://www.snapchat.com/add/bodybuildingcom Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/bodybuildingcom/ Pinterest | https://www.pinterest.com/Bodybuildingcom/ YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/user/bodybuildingcomvideo Google+ | https://plus.google.com/+bodybuildingcom Spotify | http://spoti.fi/1NRebm0 Mobile Apps | http://bbcom.me/2d7tixc Bodybuilding.com | http://www.bodybuilding.com/podcast Also check out the Bodybuilding.com channel in the Apple News and Google News mobile apps.