After a very early Pt session I rocked up to see Chris at 8am.
I am really getting into the swing of early morning sessions. I will miss them when the baby is born. (I will be taking some time off from work and training- though I do have a plan)
I think my body is getting conditioned the early hours!
Getting on with the hard work ……
Chris had us working through some mobility with some band dislocations and some stretching before setting us up for the strength program of Push Press.
3 working sets of 5 after a few warm ups.
I had a good 3 minute rest in between sets and racked the bar with 40Kg.
While resting we worked on driving through our heels to maximise hip power and speed.
Chris then took us through a met con to finish off the session.
AMRAP of 15 minutes
8 Knees to Elbows (of course I didn’t do K2E I just did hanging baskets)
9 Push Ups
I managed 10 rounds in the 15 minutes. I worked at my pace, which was a bit slower then the rest of the pack but hey at this point in the pregnancy who cares.
I had to take care when performing K2E as I had to focus on bracing my tummy and sucking the baby in.
An abdominal exercise like this where the abs are not flexed or over extended but are kept neutral is just right for pregnancy as it doesn’t encourage separation of the abs. – crucial for getting your tummy back post-natal.
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach