Well, we’ve reached the halfway point and things really couldn’t be better. I am feeling the baby move on a fairly regular basis now — mostly little flicks and twitches — and next week is the second trimester ultrasound (can’t wait!). I have been remiss in posting my workouts over the past two weeks (actually, I’ve kind of been remiss in doing my workouts, if you want the honest truth ;-)), so I’ll use today’s entry to catch up on those.
I think I’ve now hit the point where it is becoming futile to time my workouts. They are generally taking about 50 percent longer to complete than they would have pre-pregnancy, and quite frankly, it’s probably healthier for both me and the baby if I just focus on completing the workouts with proper technique and to the best of my ability, regardless of time. I’m also starting to find it a little bit uncomfortable to do anything that compresses the abdominal area (sit-ups, rowing, lifts from the ground), so I may have to start modifying those movements in the near future.
LAST MONDAY – rest day.
Personal training session — worked on cleans and snatches.
LAST WEDNESDAY – rest day.
3 rounds: 5 front squats (95 lbs), 10 pull-ups, 20 wall balls (15 lbs), 15 burpees
Olympic Lifting Total (max snatch + max clean and jerk) — 90 lbs + 135 lbs (about 75% and 90% of pre-pregnancy max)
Warmup: Tabata squats + tabata push-ups + tabata hollow rocks
Workout: 4 rounds of 2 wall climbs, 8 chest to bar pull-ups (had to use the half inch band for those), 10 sec L-sit (bent knees)
Worked on squat snatch, squat clean and split jerk technique, as the Workout of the Day was a variation of “Fight Gone Bad Championship Edition” that looked a little bit too metabolically demanding.
WEDNESDAY – rest day.
THURSDAY – rest day (I know… way too many rest days the past couple of weeks!)
Hang power clean (65 lbs)