Last Week’s Workouts {36 Weeks}

Somehow, my big ol’ belly and I are still working out!

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CrossFit has gotten quite a bit more exhausting this past week, but I am still trucking along with my workouts. I mostly feel pretty good,  but, on occasion, I find myself really huffing and puffing to get though exercises that I normally wouldn’t have too much trouble with””even in pregnancy. Not kidding you, I broke up a set of jumping jacking during a warm-up last week because I needed to rest. Haha!

I know my time at CrossFit is quickly coming to an end, so I talked with my coaches and determined that my last day (for now, of course) will be May 22nd. My membership renews for the next month on that date, so I am going to keep CrossFitting until then and then put my membership on hold. I figure another week and a half or so is probably just the right amount of time for me to keep at it. And, that said, here is a recap of last week’s workouts!

Sunday: Off

Monday: CrossFit

I am definitely starting to “cherry pick” my workouts at CrossFit. Most of the time, I can easily modify an exercise or two, but there are some workouts that just have too many movements that I’m not comfortable with, so I skip those days at CrossFit.

Monday’s workout was a good one, and I really loved that there was rest time incorporated into it. This pregnant lady needs to catch her breath between exercises!

“Ragin’ Cajun”

2 rounds:

10 Power Cleans (115, 75)
10 Thrusters (115, 75)

Rest 2 minutes

2 Rounds:

8 Power Cleans (135, 95)
8 Thrusters (135, 95)

Rest 2 minutes

2 Rounds:

6 Power Cleans (155, 105)
6 Thrusters (155, 105)

Instead of Power Cleans with a barbell, I did Cleans with 25-pound dumbbells. I went light for the Thrusters and did 45 pounds, 55 pounds, and 65 pounds for the different rounds. It was kind of an easy WOD for me because of the lighter weights, but it definitely felt good to move and sweat. And, hey, I’ll get back to the heavy weights soon enough!

Tuesday: 60-minute pug+podcast walk

Wednesday: CrossFit

Another WOD with rest incorporated into it! Hooray! Three short AMRAPs were right up my alley!

“Three’s Company”
AMRAP 5:
20 Wall Balls (20, 14)
40 Double Unders

(rest from 5:00-7:00)

When the clock reaches 7:00

AMRAP 5:
30 Double Unders
15 Power Snatch (75, 55)

(rest from 12:00-14:00)

When the clock reaches 14:00

AMRAP 5:
30 Push Press (75, 55)
30 KBS (53, 35)

Score = total reps

I did everything as prescribed except the Power Snatches, which definitely aren’t happening until after Baby H. arrives. My belly is way too big! Instead, I did Overhead Squats with 55 pounds.

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Mal actually did this same workout in our driveway on Thursday afternoon and said he really liked it. (FYI: He subbed Slam Ball Thrusters for Wallballs.) As you can see, Murphy does not understand driveway WODs.

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Thursday: 60-minute pug+podcast walk

Friday: 60-minute spinning class at SHRED with Kerrie

Saturday: CrossFit

Today’s workout was one of my favorites (the “Filthy 50”), so I definitely didn’t want to miss it.

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But, of course, I made some pregnancy modifications to it. I finished in 27:07.

  • 50 Box Jumps (20″) —> Step-ups
  • 50 Jumping Pull-Ups
  • 50 Kettlebell Swings (#35)
  • 50 Walking Lunges
  • 50 Toes-to-Bar —> Kipping Knee Raises
  • 50 Push Press (#45)
  • 50 Back Extensions —> We couldn’t think of a good modification for this one, so I skipped it all together.
  • 50 Wallballs (#14)
  • 50 Burpees —> Squat Thrusts
  • 50 Double Unders

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And I did 10 unassisted pull-ups during the warm-up just to make sure that I could still do them!

Question of the Day

Workout check-in! Share a quick recap of your workouts from this past week!

39 Comments

  1. 10 unassisted pull ups??? AMAZING!!! I still can’t do one. You’re such a good motivator!!! 🙂

  2. Did my first partner WOD! One runs 400 meters while one does wall balls, then switch, then one runs while the other does kettle bell swings. Rest, then same for burpees while one does 20 box jumps! Super hard, and you had to keep moving because you didn’t your partner to have to do wall balls or burpees for too long!!

  3. Dang Monday sounded nasty! Ascending thruster weight?? Yuck! Nice job getting through that. Tackled both Cindy and Barbara this week for some Murph practice. Very very impressive with those pull-ups!!

  4. Good for you for sticking with the workouts! Trust me – being in shape will serve you well in labor and delivery! Not to mention it will be much easier to bounce back. I ran 7 miles today – my longest since I hurt my back earlier this year. On my way back to half marathon shape!

  5. Barbell good AM’s are a great hip extension sub. Just use the empty bar, no need to any more weight.

  6. Omg. Tina. I feel like I comment every time u post your workouts, but you are SUCH a beast!!!! I have been doing CrossFit for 4 months now (side note – I was excited that I knew what almost everything in your workout was, finally!) and I could not do what you’re doing. And I’m not pregnant. Granted I’m 7 months post partum with my second baby, but HELLO!! You are 9 months pregnant! I am in awe.

  7. Good morning Tina!
    My comment has nothing to do with your post, I want to wish you a very Happy Mommy to be day. Enjoy!

  8. Awesome workouts!!!Your modifications are all I can handle as is and even still some of them sound too heavy!!! Really makes we want to try crossfit to improve upon my strength!

  9. Yesterday was so brutal! 100 kettlebell swings, but with 5 burpees EMOM. It looked so easy on the whiteboard, but OMG!!!! It only took me like 10 minutes but I just hit the FLOOR when I was done! Just collapsed! So did a lot of other people! Holy crap!

  10. Great workouts! I myself actually don’t exercise a lot, I mean, 5 mins (at the second I woke up to get pumped up) and another 15 mins when I get back from work. I also do 3 miles walk each day (coming back from work) and I feel pretty great. (do i sound like a little baby? 🙂

  11. 10 unassisted pull-ups? Wow! I could do 2 or 3, but 10 probably not. I really need to work on that. This week I had amazing workouts! Logged total of 36 miles running 4 days, 2 spin classes, 2 30 minutes swimming laps, 2 30 minutes weight training sessions and 1 Barre class. I am a workout maniac!

  12. You’re looking very fit, Tina. I’ve been reading your posts for awhile now, and I always thought your arms and shoulders were very strong features. You’ve retained that muscle tone and you are a true testament that pregnant woman can indeed be active. If I was your neighbour I’d be tempted to join Mal in that driveway workout.

  13. Filthy Fifty is truly filthy, so kudos to you for getting through it at all! It’s been so awesome to see your workouts throughout your pregnancy and descriptions of modifications. You go, girl!

    My workouts? Um, packing to move. And one 3 mile run. But I start an 8week training for my next race tomorrow morning, woohoo!

  14. Congrats on the pull-ups! I’m still working on mine (without being pregnant). I’m new to crossfit so everything is still a challenge, but I am in LOOOOVE 🙂

  15. Wow…official end date at Crossfit. Are you sad you won’t be going anymore or just looking forward to all the new changes that are going to happen soon? I’m sure having your new gym at home helps as well.
    I got in 6 workouts last week! Whew! Much needed day off today.
    P.S. Way to go on unassisted pull-ups and at 36 weeks nonetheless!

    1. YES, so sad! But, I know I’ll be back soon enough. I’m mostly going to miss seeing all of my CF buddies on the regular.

    1. It’s an outdoor rug, which I guess worked okay. We might have to get some real flooring so we can work out outside.

      1. @Tina: Down here in Alabama where we have plenty of farming supply stores, my husband and I have found a cheaper alternative to the rubber mats most gyms buy from Rogue, etc. for their flooring. We got rubber horse stall mats for our garage…I have posted a link with an example. Sounds totally redneck but it totally works 🙂 Not sure if you have anywhere near you that supplies them but thought I would share the option. We have done tons of wods on them and have had NO problems whatsoever.

        http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/rubber-horse-stall-mat-4-ft-x-6-ft

  16. My brother and I did our first ever Warrior Dash in southern MD. And it was a blast!!! We’re both sore and bruised/scratched up but we’re already talking about doing it again next year!

  17. I still can’t do pull-ups! You are one amazing pregnant CF momma!

    I ran a 5K on Saturday despite plans on walking it. I’ve been taking it easy for about a month because of a groin injury. I started out walking but impatience got to me and I started jogging. Took it really easy. Felt great to run again and I haven’t hurt at all and while it was no where near a PR, I was pretty happy with the results. The rest of last week was filled with walking workouts, weights, and core work.

  18. Hi Tina its good to see that you are so much dedicated. You look so energetic. Your bump is looking so beautiful. Hope you are doing well with your workout. Good Luck

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