Hello, hello! Happy Saturday!
Mal and I are off to Burlington, Vermont this weekend for a little getaway, so no CrossFit for us this morning. I’m a little sad to miss a Saturday workout since they’re my favorite, but I got in some other great workouts this week. That said, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts!
Sunday: CrossFit (Open Gym)
Quickie workout at Open Gym. Full recap here.
Monday’s WOD was one of those short and painful ones:
Overhead Squats (95, 65)
It only took me about 8 minutes to finish, but, man, it hurt at times. Now that I’m 26 pounds heavier, Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups obviously weren’t happening for me. They were hard for me before I got pregnant, so I didn’t think for a second I could do this workout as prescribed. I used a #2 band (and still got no-rep-ed a few times) and used 55 pounds for the Overhead Squats.
Wednesday’s workout was another short and painful one:
“Open WOD 13.4”
Ascending 7 minutes
3 Ground-to-Overhead (135, 95)
6 Ground-to-Overhead (135, 95)
9 Ground-to-Overhead (135, 95)
…continue in this fashion until the clock runs out.
I did this workout last year during the Open and got into the set of 15 (63 total reps), butttt I wasn’t pregnant. This time, I still used the prescribed weight for the Ground-to-Overheads (95 pounds), but I modified the Toes-to-Bar to Kipping Knee Raises (KKR). The KKR went quickly, but the Ground-to-Overheads were pretty slow for me. (I split jerked them almost from the start and dropped the bar every single time. Ninety five pounds is heavy!) I finished with 58 reps.
And, once again, Friday’s workout was short and sweet. (I guess I just hit all of the programming for short WODs this week. Definitely need some long ones next week! )
I thought about using the prescribed weight for the Thrusters (65 pounds), but this workout was supposed to be FAST. Our coaches compared it to an all-out, Fran-type workout, so I scaled down the weight a little. I used 55 pounds for the Thrusters and 35 pounds for the Kettlebell swings (L3) and finished in 6:40. It was a tough workout and a great way to end the week!
Before I left 781, Mal snapped a quick belly pic for me! I’m getting big! (The photo bomber is my friend Jeff. He loves pizza and fancy pants.)
CrossFit modifications so far:
- Handstand Push-Ups —> Strict Presses (first trimester)
- Toes-to-Bar —> Kipping Knee Raises (17 weeks)
- Sit-ups —> Butterfly Sit-ups (21 weeks)
- Burpees —> Squat Thrusts (22 weeks)