Over the past week I have spent a lot of time in the garden. (I have had more than sufficient practice squatting.) Aside from that and the obligatory dog walking, these are the workouts that I completed over the past week.
5 rounds for time:
10 weighted step-ups (45lbs)
15 kettlebell swings (26lbs)
Pregnancy has required me to make relatively few modifications to my workouts, but in the past week I have begun noticing that box jumps are getting somewhat uncomfortable. I am phasing them out and phasing in some less-jarring step-ups onto the box, carrying a bit of weight in the back rack position so as to make the movement a bit more challenging. Works the same basic muscles, just in slightly different, lower-impact manner.
10 rounds for time:
3 overhead squats (18lbs)
I hate overhead squats. With a passion. I am terrible at them, can only hold the lightest weights. So I know that I need to do more of them. The way in which they combine shoulder, core, and lower-body strength in one movement makes them both brutal and highly effective.
Yoga today! I did about thirty minutes, focusing on hip openers and hamstring strength.
Weighted step-ups (53lbs)
This was a nice and speedy workout with a lower-body focus.
4 pull-ups on the minute every minute for 20 minutes
I have been getting lax with practicing my pull-ups, and it is beginning to show in my performance, so today I thought that I would focus solely on that movement.
5 rounds of 5 each:
Push jerk (38lbs)
Knees to elbows
1-arm kettlebell swings left (26lbs)
1-arm kettlebell swings right