Warm-up: Foam Roll (2 minutes), Barbell Complex (45lbs) -10/6 Good Mornings, 10/6 Back Squats, 10/6 Behind-the-neck Press, 10/6 Overhead Squats, 10 Leg Swings (all ways), Hip Opener (30 seconds)
Group Mobility: Lax Ball Rolling (Pec, Shoulder, Scapula) etc.
MetCon – Unbroken:
7 Rounds for Time
4 Handstand Push Ups
5 Squat Cleans (155/105lbs)
6 Chest-to-Bar Pull-Ups
7 KB Swings (70/50lbs)
(Each exercise must be completed unbroken. If the movement is broken up then restart that movement with 1. During squat cleans the bar must never rest on the ground. It can rest on the shoulders or in the hang.)
Okay guys and gals, most of you think Coach E$ is only 5 months preggers because we have only posted the 5th month “Forging Elite Fetus” post. Well this is not the case and E$ is here to tell you so. Here is her 6th month post which actually occurred mid-Jan to mid-Feb.
Bringing you up to date,
<3 Coach Miss J
Forging an Elite Fetus: Erin’s Journey
Ah, the sweet challenge of a new human being entering your CrossFit lifestyle. As everyone knows, I’m pregnant and due to have a sweet little miss on or around May 15
Weeks 23-27 make up month six of pregnancy bliss. About two-thirds of the way through this ten-month process, this is when things got very real for me. The non-stop kicking to the ribs were becoming a part of my every-hour routine, heartburn and I had a hate-hate relationship every evening, and I officially said adios to a good amount of my clothes and hola to my permanently growing baby bump.
Despite all of this, this was the one month that not a whole lot changed for me at CrossFit. During my sixth month, the only major struggle I had was being totally and completely out of breath – all of the time! It’s bad enough when I feel like I’ve just done Murphy when I merely am walking up a few flights of stairs, so imagine doing the Filthy Fifty. Helloooo tons ‘o breaks! I also realized, while doing “Death by Clean & Jerk” in January that my form was also really being affected by my new-found figure. Because we were concerned I would injure myself since I wasn’t able to keep perfect form with my little love belly in the way, I came down from 95 to 85 lbs. for the workout and made it to eight rounds.
Despite the numerous breaks I was now taking because I needed to, not just because I knew I should, I was still getting some serious work done thanks to energy that re-emerged after several months hiatus. Gosh, I can’t tell you how much of a difference it makes when energy is lacking at the gym.
For those of you crazy college kiddos who get by on four hours of sleep – stop! Make a concerted effort to get seven hours of sleep [minimum] this week and then report back and let us know the difference in your performance at the gym. I promise you that eating good and getting those zzz’s make all the difference in the world whether you’re young, old, pregnant, or Taylor Layman.
If only things could stay this easy for the remainder of the pregnancy… stay tuned for the 7th month blog soon!
Blue Bell coffee ice cream? Yes, please.
Coach E$ Mama