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CrossFit While Pregnant

So the title of this post is a little misleading….I haven’t been doing CrossFit workouts regularly. A part of me wants to, but since I wasn’t doing them before (regularly at least), I’m certainly not going to start now!

However, when I find a “doable” CrossFit workout, I will definitely give it a shot! Yesterday I found a great one that didn’t require any equipment or anything nuts like handstand pushups (who does those?!). Here’s the workout I did:

Warm Up:

  • 20 Walking Lunges
  • 20 Side Lunges

I like the active stretching/warming up-it’s very effective! It gets the blood flowin’ and loosens you up a bit.

CrossFit Workout

  • 100 Squats
  • 15 Pushups
  • 75 Squats
  • 15 Pushups
  • 50 Squats
  • 15 Pushups
  • 25 Squats
  • 15 Pushups

So, the squats actually weren’t terrible. I think it’s kind of crazy what your leg muscles can endure. This sounds like a ton of squats right? I’m not sore at all today. I don’t think I have overly muscular or special legs either, I think the muscles in the legs are just so big and strong, they can handle quite a bit of stress.

What is sore today is my chest! I attempted a regular pushup yesterday and man, those got hard!! I’m blaming it all on the fact that I’ve gained about 23 extra pounds and most of it is in front. So, I dropped down to my knees and did the pushups that way. It was funny actually when I was doing the pushups, I forgot about my belly and it hit the ground much sooner then I anticipated…oops!

Those pushups were hard though! If you’re going to try this workout, definitely try to do as many as you can off your knees!

So, typically with a CrossFit workout, you perform the workout as fast as you can but since I’m with child, therefore watching my heart rate, I performed them at a normal pace. That workout basically took me about 15-20 minutes to complete. Not too bad!

 

After my little CrossFit I added on a couple upper body moves. I performed each exercise 3 times, 15 reps, all with 8lb weights (that’s all I have at home).

  • Hammer Curls
  • Triceps Extensions
  • Arnold Press

It was a pretty good workout!

CrossFit can definitely be intimidating especially since they use lingo that makes no sense to most people. It’s definitely becoming more popular though so if you see a workout that sounds appealing but aren’t sure about some moves, just YouTube it-most exercises have videos now. CrossFit Mom is a great site too of CrossFit workouts built for momma’s to be. But you definitely don’t have to be preggo…there are some workouts those chicks do that I’m not sure I could do pregnant or not!

 

Have you tried CrossFit? Do you like it?

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