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)
Wall Ball (M 20# / W 14#)
Sumo Deadlift High Pull (W 55#)
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.