Another great week of workouts! I actually worked out quite a lot this week—only one true rest day. Jeez, that’s more activity that I typically got before I was pregnant! I dunno, I guess I was felt especially good this week!
I know at some point pregnancy is going to slow me down in a major way, so I’m staying as active as possible while I can. That said, here’s a recap of last week’s workouts!
Sunday: CrossFit (Open Gym)
Mal and I did “Fight Gone Bad” during Open Gym. Recap here. (Brightly-colored socks always make workouts more fun!)
The WOD was an AMRAP 10 followed by a quickie, all-out workout. Recap here.
Tuesday: 60-minute spinning class
Wednesday’s class had a nice little WOD: Burpees + Double Unders. I did Squat Thrusts instead of Burpees, which were still really hard! Jeez, Louise. I was surprised how exhausted they made me. I remember the days when I could bust out 10 Burpees, no problem, but now I’m stopping after 4 or 5 Squat Thrusts to rest. Oh, how things have changed! I finished 8 + 2.
Thursday’s workout was kind of deceiving. We warmed-up on the Power Snatches before the start of the workout, and our coach told us to work above the WOD weight, so I did a bunch of reps at 55 pounds—nothing crazy because I’m still getting use to how and whether I can navigate my baby bump with a barbell. (So far, so good!)
When it came time to do the WOD, the first round of Power Snatches seemed so light. I plowed through them and felt awesome. Well, this drastically changed by the second and third rounds… oh my goodness, the Power Snatches got SO HARD. Not really heavy, but just exhausting—same goes with the Sumo Deadlift High Pulls. I thought it was maybe because I was pregnant that I was struggling so much, but everyone was slowing down and breaking up their reps. Apparently, the Toes-to-Bar (Kipping Knee Raises for me), box jumps, and rowing just really wore us out!
I finished 3+25 (the clock ran out during my 4th row) using the prescribed weight and 20” box for box jumps.
Saturday: 30-minute walk with Murphy
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)
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