here’s last night’s WOD:
3 sets max pull-up hold on bar with 1 minute rest between sets. THEN 1 max dead hang on bar.
100 wall balls for time with 20 mountain climbers each time you rest or the ball is dropped
for part 1, i couldn’t hold myself up over the bar more than 2 seconds. i definitely can feel the added weight. i wish i was stronger! for part 2, i used a very light ball but it was still difficult! my lungs wanted to quit on me halfway through the WOD. wall balls are definitely a “goat” for me, so it was extra hard being pregnant but throwing a lighter ball definitely helped a bit.
#BITO here just checking in. work has been super hectic so my personal life has been placed on hold for a bit. here’s the update on me: i’ve been trying to CrossFit 2 to 3 times a week, i’ve gained about 25 pounds so far, my nutrition is ok – not the best, and most importantly, I FEEL HUGE! luckily, my strength in the gym hasn’t deteriorated completely. i’m still able to perform up to 75% of my maxes for most lifts. repeated deadlifts are starting to become uncomfortable so i’ve resorted to doing hang cleans and hang snatches. despite all the websites saying i shouldn’t squat below parallel, i still do. it’s just natural for me to do so. metcons seem impossible for me to complete without taking multiple breaks. i just pace myself and remind myself that i’m not allowed to let my heart rate increase uncontrollably. i will try to record my WODs and exactly how i feel after. in the meantime, here’s a short video of me performing 3 unbroken hang cleans when i was about 26 weeks:
my new bar path is definitely noticeable. other than that, it felt comfortable and not overly heavy. although my strength isn’t 100%, i’m still impressed that i’m able to move reasonably high weights still. i posted this on facebook because i was impressed with myself and wanted to share it, but it wasn’t a good idea. i have very traditional aunts and uncles, who didn’t approve of me lifting weights during my pregnancy. they were overly concerned that i will harm the baby. i will never do anything to hurt my baby especially with the husband coaching me, but i understand their concerns.
as far as my prenatal visits go, we had a little bit of a scare. like many pregnant ladies, i “failed” the first glucose screening test, so i had to take the three-hour glucose test. i passed the second one with flying colors, so that’s good news. the only thing that they did notice is that i’m anemic, so now i have to take iron supplements twice a day. iron-deficient people will fatigue easily, so maybe these supplements will help me with working out! we’ll see!
well, that’s all the updates i have for now. i know the last time i mentioned that i will provide specific updates with WODs and food. i will definitely try harder this time to make that happen. work has definitely mellowed out a bit, so my mind isn’t preoccupied with that. until next time…