WOD 18th July A Long Day Ahead

Today is the day of the modelling shoot. I will blog this in more detail.

I still had a morning class to teach though so the day ahead was looking quite long.

The program was again my favourite Overhead squats.

I had a problem this morning…..my wrists were delicate.

I have to say that I have always heard people complaining when Overhead squatting but other then a bit of awkwardness in the wrist that I suck up I have never experienced pain quite like I did today.

This pain was despite me warming up and preping well. My best educated guess must be that as I am getting closer to the birth and the levels of Relaxin increases this has an effect on the stability of my wrists in such a way to cause pain.

To be fair on my wrists they were OK up until 40Kg  just about! A full 10Kg under my usual Overhead weight.

Oh well not long left as I keep saying!

The met con for today was an Overhead squat and Power snatch ladder.

I was fully prepared to not Power snatch but after a couple of go’s I felt confident.

If at all I didn’t feel able to snatch then I would probably use a power clean or snatch with dumbells as a substitute.

The ladder went like this.

Overhead Squats

10 – 9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

Power Snatch

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10

Admittedly I didn’t fly through this I took my time and kept the weight low.

I am almost 8 months pregnant now and really don’ feel the need to go mad. I just want to keep moving at some rate else I would be pretty bored!!!


Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach

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