WODs with the BUMP!

Life has been insane the past few weeks with moving and getting ready for Baby K…but we are officially ready!!

I managed to get 2 WODs on video this past week and hopefully they help everyone see how working out while pregnant is not only doable, but also completely safe and can be easily scaled.

The first WOD is one where I happened to get lucky and could still complete both movements RX (as prescribed).  In this video I am 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant. The fact that I can still jump rope freaks some people out. I have zero discomfort when I do low rep amounts of them and if it starts to get uncomfortable, I stop! Like I mentioned in my last post, every body is different and the way you carry your baby can change what you can and cannot do.
The workout was:
10:00 AMRAP (As Many Rounds/Reps as Possible)
30x Double Unders (jump rope where it goes under your feet 2x/jump)
15x Power Snatch (at 55lb for women)

On the opposite end of that spectrum, here is a WOD where I had to scale almost every movement. In this video, I am 37 weeks and 5 days pregnant. The videos are only 5 days apart. This WOD was:
FOR TIME:
5 Rounds of Cindy (5 Pull-ups, 10 Push-Ups, 15 Air Squats)
100x Kettlebell Swings
5 Rounds of Cindy (5 Pull-ups, 10 Push-Ups, 15 Air Squats)

It is painful to engage my core on the rig while trying to do pull-ups (and this weighted vest I am carrying around doesn’t help), so I substituted ring rows for that movement. Push-ups I obviously cannot get my chest to the ground, so I do them on an incline. As for the squat, this was actually the first time I had to scale an air squat. I was feeling a lot of uncomfortable pressure in my lower abdomen when I warmed up my squats yesterday, so I added the box to stop me from going too low and feeling the discomfort. I was able to do the kettlebell swings normally, but didn’t get that part on the video.

Fun fact for any preggos out there: doing air squats during your third trimester (and 1st and 2nd…) strengthens the pelvis, helps push the baby into the correct position and helps open your hips! I am all about anything that is going to make delivering this little girl easier…

I am SO thankful for Kensington’s health, my health, and the fact that I have been able to stay active throughout my pregnancy. I think I might have gone absolutely crazy if I had to stop working out – it has helped with my energy levels, quality of sleep and I was able to continue doing what I love.

Up next: finding out if all the working out I’ve done makes labor a breeze and if Kensie is so used to moving around in the womb that none of the swings/chairs we have are enough to soothe her, haha! Just 16ish days left…Bring on the BOWS!

 

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