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 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