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I have to be real honest, weeks 5-9 of pregnancy were rough. Cue 7pm bedtimes, naps during the day, and nausea just looking at a barbell. I managed to make time to move several times a week, but also knew that what my body needed most was sleep. I’m starting to feel my energy pick back up again, and that is SO EXCITING.
Here’s what my workouts looked like this week:
CrossFit Class at Intrepid Athletics
Warm-Up 500m Row Dynamic Stretching Functional Progressions 1-3 X10each Functional Progression 4 10 second Bear Hold X 4
Skill Work: 4 Set Complex: 1 squat clean + 1 front squat + 1 thruster Scap pull-ups between sets
Workout: 5 Rounds 10 Thrusters 10 Pull-up
1 hour evening walk in the park
Warm-Up: Functional Progressions 1-3 X 10 each Functional Progression 4: 10 Sec Bear Hold X4 Low Bear Box Crawl Good Morning 10 each: Power Stance, Sumo Stance, Staggered Left, Staggered Right
Skill Work: Deadlift 3×5
Workout: AMRAP 15 Minutes
500 M Row
30 Single Unders*
10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (44#)*
10 Deadbugs (functional 1 style)*
* This workout was a variation of the WOD at Intrepid. The original workout included double unders, which I subbed for singles because I can do those without any pelvic floor fatigue. It also called for burpees and v-ups. I swapped both those movements out because of the targeted core work. I’ve started to notice slight pain along my linea alba (that line down your abs) with burpees, so I swapped in heavy kettlebell swings to continue that hip hinge/posterior chain function.
Big travel day/rest day. Basically sat my booty on a plane all day.
4 mile urban hike through Barton Springs wildlife area in Austin.
This was SO BEAUTIFUL. It was also a nice reminder that I don’t have to go to the gym or a class to get a good workout in. Sometimes all you need is a long walk. I love to go mostly by foot on vacations to really explore and get to know the city!
Also. Bumpdate: It has arrived quite suddenly and early with pregnancy number 2. Also props to Target for these COMFY AND CUTE AF maternity jeans that actually stay up.
Outdoor travel workout today! Making the most of very limited time, space and energy… hah.
Warm-Up Dynamic movement and stretching (high knees, butt kickers, tin solidiers etc.) Functional Progressions 1-3 X10 Functional Progression 4: bear-squat- stand Shin box flow
Low Bear Box Crawl
Bodyweight Bulgarian Split Squats (1 side per round)
Elevated Tricep Dips
Pretty full and exhausting conference day, learning all the things, schmoozing with vendors and eating tasty treats. We did manage to end the day with a long walk around our Austin neighborhood. I got to see fireflies for the first time. THAT WAS PURE MAGIC.
Last travel day and this is probably one of my favorite workouts ever written. I used my packed suitcase for a weight and the side-yard of my airbnb house.
Functional Progressions 1-3 x 10 Functional Progression 4 squat to stand