WOD 17th June This is gonna hurt!

Woke up this morning feeling full of beans, arriving at the gym at 7.25am for my morning session. It was just me and Ben this morning.

Sometimes when I walk into the gym and see the 6.30 lot finishing up I know I am in for a shocker and today was just that day!

Steve had programmed a mean looking WOD that could scare the warts off a witch.

Firstly though we had a warm up of 15 squats, 10 push ups and 5 box jumps or step ups in my case.

Strength was a push press which I got to a respectable 40Kg, completing 3 working sets of 5,5,5+


Next was the WOD

Let me explain how it went.

First was the burpees 4 each minute on the minute.

In between that was….

20 Thrusters

20 Sumo-deadlifts high pulls

20 Push jerks

20 Overhead Squats

20 Front Squats

Remember your doing 4 burpees on the minute every minute no matter where you are in the WOD you have to put down the bar and hit the floor!

Of-course I did a scaled burpee which was a push up with a step up.

I found this brutal.

I am really noticing the effects of the pregnancy on my breathing. For anyone who has seen me training recently I sound like an over-weight smoker.

So even though the workout is scaled it is still equally as challenging for me.

Providing I don’t hyper-ventilate and take sufficient resting time I will be fine.

Steve gave this a 15 minute guillotine.

Ben used 35Kg while I used 25Kg

Ben came in at just under 15 minutes – hating on the overhead squats I might add.

While I pulled it out at just under 11 minutes hating everything but the overhead squats.

I would probably say that this week I have had 2 hard sessions this week, Tuesday and today. The rest of my sessions were paced slowly. I think this meant I had a bit more in the tank saved for today.


Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach


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