Fight Gone Bad returns

It’s the first week of the new month — time for a benchmark to see how we’re doing.

I figured out the schedule a long time ago, so I knew it would be Fight Gone Bad.  I love this WOD.

Fight Gone Bad
1 min Max Reps (2 rounds only in class)
Rowing (kcal)
Wall Ball (M 20# / W 14#)
Sumo Deadlift High Pull (W 55#)
Box Jumps
Push Press (W 55#)

I was really glad to be working out.  I’ve been feeling really stiff and achy lately — what happens to me when I don’t exercise significantly while I’m pregnant — and I knew a really hard workout would do this body good.

I also knew I would not be able to attack the WOD the way I might when I’m not pregnant.  I am off-balance enough now where I can’t do box jumps anymore.  I have to scale to step ups.  I set an 45# barbell to the side of push press just in case I needed it.  And I approached the workout a little different mentally.

Max reps would be nice, but I know it’s more important for me to focus on strength right now, rather than intensity.  So that’s how I went into it.  I didn’t try to do any of the exercises particularly fast.  But I did try to do as many Rx as possible and I tried like hell to make form count.

I’m very happy to report that the wall balls were some of the best I’ve ever thrown — higher on the wall, deeper squat to start.  I was able to do Rx the whole time on SDLHP, and my form felt strong.  I also felt stronger on push press.  I started with 55# and was doing pretty well… until I hit my chin with the bar pretty hard on the third rep of round 1.

Ouch.  After that, I decided it wasn’t worth it — I’m so clumsy!  So I dropped to 45# for the rest of the WOD.

I managed to get 67 reps on each round for a total of 134.

Last time my reps were 121.  Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to beat my reps, even though I knew dropping weight and stepping up would make me faster.

This Crossfit stuff appears to be paying off.  I’ve been wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans with a band — just wearing them without buttoning, and I haven’t needed to buy new jeans yet.  In fact, all of my old maternity clothes are too big for me.

Plus, another woman who happens to be pregnant told me in a shocked voice that my backside still looks amazing (after apologizing that she even noticed — haha).  Gotta love this stuff.

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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.

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