Yep. But again, there are ways to "scale" for those that can't. You can use a band to take some of the load off and help you do them that way. You can do ring rows instead. There are always options! If anyone has ever seen the CrossFit games on ESPN those people are hard-core elite athletes, but the average CrossFitter is just that - average. We get overweight, deconditioned or even somewhat athletic folks that are great at one thing (like running) but lack strength and flexibility. We work on getting everyone up to speed - each at their own pace. You can change the weights used, number of rounds, number of reps, etc, to make it work for you. If you have an injury, you can work around it - we often get people with knee or shoulder problems and we will sub a different movement or adjust weight greatly, etc. My favorite part of the job is working with people who come in thinking "i can't do this" but stick with it anyway and before you know it they're lifting weight they NEVER thought they could lift, or stringing pull-ups together. It's so fun!
Did you exercise today? - Page 4
Crossfit today after 4 days of no exercise :(
Push Press, 3-3-3-3-3-3-3 reps (essentially a shoulder press...)
3 rounds for time:
20 push press (95lb/65lb)
50 double-unders - I subbed box step ups because baby is directly on my bladder. Jumping is impossible. Even running 400 m during warm up had me run right into the bathroom. Ugh!
I do not do crossfit, but enjoy knowing what people are doing and the videos that my husband shows me. I do think that I would like to start after this baby.
The only excercise I get is commuting to work by bike -8miles each way. The morning/evening 15min. excercise that used to be part of my routine has been replaced with getting my DS and myself ready now that my husband just started a full-time temporary job. I know I could get up 15min. earlier, but haven't done so yet.
I also seat at work all day and need some type of activity. I used to swim 5 days a week and took on biking in 07 because I needed something in addition to swimming that would help me mentally when we first moved here (NYC). The city is intense and I love public transportation, but I felt that I needed more quiet time by myself aside from praying in the morning and swimming.
My goal is to commute 5 days a week, unless there is a storm. We'll see how it goes with this heat.
Started at a new gym this week and LOVE it! It's a totally different vibe than my last Crossfit gym...not that I didn't like the last one either. I just love this one.
5-5-5-5-5 Bottom to Bottom Squats (holding 3 seconds at the bottom)
24 - weighted, box step ups - I really struggled with feeling balanced with these so I went super light.
48 - Hang Cleans
40 Kettle bell swings
40 Kettle bell swings
Oh man, all this CrossFit information is crazy! Maybe it's something I'll also have to look into postpartum! I was on modified bedrest for a little while during May and was released a week ago. I spent the last week easing back into moving my body more (mostly by taking my time shopping lol) but today I finally tried my prenatal pilates DVD. I skipped ahead to the third trimester portion, I figured with only two weeks left of second tri I probably don't need to bother pushing my bigger belly and somewhat out of shape body with those movements. The third tri portion was short (15-20 minutes?) and fairly easy, but it felt good to move in a controlled manner like that again.
The weather is supposed to get back into the 80sF starting tomorrow and I would love to get into swimming (I was so excited to read in one of the posts that it will help with swelling, I'm sure I'll need that!). Plus my goal is to do prenatal yoga regularly (at least 3 times a week) between now and the end. Oh and lots of easy walks with DH after dinner. I can't push myself too far, but I'm aiming for 30 minutes of some sort of purposeful movement a day and something with some strength/resistance training 3xs a week. I'm hoping that putting my goals out here will make them easier to stick to
Goin' green - I hope the rest makes you feel better!! I had a twinge of pubic bone pain all day the other day and was afraid I was heading in that direction but it seems to have subsided for now. It's funny - I am starting to squat more than ever but my upper body feels so incredibly weak. I have had to go way back on weight - and it wasn't too impressive to start!
ArtificialRed - Sounds like you have a great plan! I know that posting here makes me more accountable. I started this thread in hopes of being inspired to do something in addition to Crossfit but I haven't gotten there yet!
I started having terrible mood swings near the end of my first trimester, but after I started doing yoga at least once a week, they stopped. Completely.
Well, in the past few weeks, the mood swings have returned, and guess who hasn't been doing much yoga?
So after more crying than I care to admit. I did 45 minutes of my dvd this evening. I wasn't sure of the correlation when it helped last time, but if it works this time, there's no way I'm going to slack off again. I've been doing plenty of walking and eating well and feeling fine physically, but these crying jags are awful.
Has anyone else noticed a more extreme connection between physical activity and moods while pregnant?
I've been doing some walking, swimming (ocean and lake, no laps) and a tiny bit of prenatal yoga.
Had a major breakthrough that released at least 90% of the pubic bone pain I was having. It was bad enough that I was dreading evening time because that's when it was worst, it hurt to walk, stand up, lay down, you name it . . . I was doing some stretches and yoga before but nothing worked for more than a few minutes. I started doing inversions off my couch or bed for 30 seconds once each evening, and did a new prenatal yoga dvd that a friend gave me ONE TIME and the pain has vanished except for a little bit during the night or if I sit with bad posture for too long (like on the couch or in the car). Not sure which it was that helped, or maybe it's the combo, but it's been gone for a week and I am thrilled! The first night it went away I was so happy that I couldn't even sleep, I was just enjoying lying in bed so much. I hadn't realized how bad it was until it was gone.
I finally got a workout it - it has been since last Wed. I think! Too long!
Teegan - I feel very "off" when I don't exercise regularly and if I don't notice, DH is quick to point it out! As I just mentioned, I didn't exercise since last Wed. until today and I was an unhappy person yesterday - maybe it wouldn't have been so bad if I had gotten in a workout or two....
Goin' Green - sounds like your rest is helping if you are feeling better!
Today's WOD was kinda easy:
25 kettle bell swings (decided to just do 25 lbs)
25 push ups (my push ups are getting really sad!)
Then we did an ab tabata (20 seconds on, 10 seconds rest - alternating between 2 ab exercises for 8 minutes)
Situps (on a ball now instead of the floor)
I thought I'd resurrect this thread to see if anyone is still squeezing in workouts. I have continued with Crossfit although at this point it is usually only 2 days a week, sometimes 3 like last week. I also don't think we've heard from goin' green in a while - I hope all is well!
Deadlifts 5-5-5-5-5 (I stuck with 65 lbs)
and then 21-15-9 (that's reps per round of the following exercises)
Deadlift (again, stuck to 65 lbs)
Pull ups (used many bands to lift my growing self up!)
Then jumped rope - 100 times
I have to say that going to workout out is really helping me. I feel a thousand times better today having gone. I need to remember that. The gym isn't air conditioned so if I don't go at 6 am, it's not happening. I just need to remind myself to get up and go - the whole day seems better!
I've been still doing ballet mostly once a week, and trying to do something at home other days. I find doing weightlifting and ballet make me feel more 'normal', because it's something I did routinely pre-kids, it makes me feel more like me and less like a mom to a 2yo + one to come. I do have to be super careful with the heat though as it completely saps me.