Saturday 21st May – VERY JET LAGGED STILL
But since I was in the gym working I thought it would be rude not to drop into Colin’s 10.30 class.
I was in for a shock though!
2 weeks away, a bump and all the extra weight made me very slow.
It didn’t help that Colin had programmed a body weight WOD.
On the minute every minute for 20 minutes of
5 pull ups
10 push ups
For a start the push ups had to be scaled to on the knees. I just couldn’t continue with chest to floor in the full push up position.
In the mist of a WOD I couldn’t think of a better way to do the push ups, I will have to come up with some bright ideas.
And the squats were slow and grinding. A far cry from pre-pregnant squats.
The problem was my hips just didn’t want to move faster then snail pace.
I guess it’s my bodies way of saying slow down!
Finally rather then following the on the minute every minute format. It ended up turning into an AMRAP for me as I just couldn’t keep up with the pack!
Needless to say I was quite sore on Sunday coaching at the I-Course.
Monday 23rd May -KILLER PUSH UPS
I was still troubled by my poor performance on Saturday.
I had consulted Colin and Steve regarding my push ups and decided it would be far better to keep intensity and range by using a box for the hands.
This of course will become harder as the bump increases but for now it will work nicely.
I had my first opportunity to try out the scaling on Monday morning.
Following a strength routine of front squats. 5-5-5+
Kb Snatches 10-8 -6 -4 -2
Push ups 20-18-16-14-12
Step ups 20-20-20-20-20
I found the push ups on the box a challenge, they weren’t easy.
It took me what felt like forever but I got there and felt rather proud of myself!