When I say Pistols I don’t mean the shooting type, I mean the one-legged squat type!
They are an exercise I haven’t done in a while so think its high time I gave them a go!!!
Before hitting the pistols I was in the mood for some kettlebells.
A few rounds of Snatches and overhead kettlebells should do the trick.
3 Rounds of
5 Overhead Squats
5 Overhead Lunges
Both right and Left
Overhead Squats always feel a little bit awkward, there is a degree of rotation to keep stable but the principle of reaching the hips back is still there.
Warmed up I was eager to see how pregnancy had effected my Pistol form.
Pre-pregnancy I was performing them on a box, standing on top and getting a good range of movement.
Standing on a box on one leg was not sounded appealing to me right now!!
Also my change in centre of gravity meant that I would be very heavy descending into the pistol, this mean I need some support…..
I decided on a bench to lower on to. I tried with just the height of the bench and quickly found that it was too low for me as I could barely stand up!
I used an ab mat to raise the height of the bench slightly.
The WOD was a short sharp assault on the body, a mix of pistols and DB squat clean thruster!
The reps were split between both left and right legs meaning 11 each, 8 each and finally 5 each side. 22-16-10 Squat Clean Thruster!
I used 7.5 Kg Dumbells and finished this in 7 minutes.
Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach