WOD 3rd August Special Treatment

I have to start this post by saying I have the nicest bosses going. When they found out I was pregnant they had nothing but good words for me and have been so supportive, encouraging me to blog my journey and helping me when I needed it.

I just need to also mention Steven, I run the class directly after him at 7.30am Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. I use his earlier programming for the 7.30 class and often (well most/if not everyday) join in myself, numbers and abilities of the group permitting.

For those who have followed my blog will remember that on Friday last week I had instruction from Steven to slow down!!

Of course seeing what was ‘on the board’ meant I felt compelled to do exactly what was on the board (give or take) as physiologically as a crossfitter if that is what it says you have to do then that is what you do!

I don’t think I am alone on that one??

Well Steven having read this post and probably being annoyed that I didn’t listen, got me at my own game!!!

This morning he had written up the class program but along side that was a scaled and altered version for me.

That way I couldn’t argue that it wasn’t on the board and mentally I felt like I had done everything that was asked!

It's on the board!
It's on the board!

Thank You Steven

This is what Steven had me doing………

First up were a few overhead Squats. I played with my grip width (made it narrower as wrists don’t seem to like this anymore!). This is possible for me as I naturally have good shoulder flexibility, don’t try this if you have had trouble in the past.

A few warm up sets followed by 1,1,1.

Narrower Grip
Narrower Grip

Next up a met con………..


Dumbell Squat Cleans 10Kg

Dumbell Press 10Kg

Turkish Sit up 8Kg Kettlebell

Dumbell Press
Dumbell Press

(A Turkish Sit up is part of the turkish get up. This wont work for all as it is a complex move. I am lucky that at my late stage of pregnancy I am not that big! As you have one hip lifted it is also not going to contraindicate the rule of not laying on your back. As you roll/sit up at an angle it wont contraindicate the no sit up rule! Perfect)

The whole workout took just over 10 minutes and totally satisfied my crossfit addiction for the day.


Sally Dixey is a Crossfit London Coach

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