“Strength Training During Pregnancy”. Apparently.

OK, I originally started this blog because I was quite dissatisfied (read: pissed off) with the available information out there regarding exercise in pregnancy. It was both a lack and inaccuracy of good information. Over the past two years I thought the evidence was getting a bit better, with less focus on ‘taking it easy when …

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10 reasons why toddlers are better than babies

Before our boy was born, all I ever heard was ‘babies are the best!’ and “you’ll be sorry when they start walking”. Well, I have to strenuously disagree. Here are 10 reasons why toddlers rock compared with babies. 1. There is more of a two-way relationship. Let’s face it, with babies you are just feeding/ …

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Study – “Paleo” Diet Leads to Worsening Cholesterol… So?

The “Paleo” diet worsens cholesterol levels, according to a new study in the International Journal of Exercise Science. Researchers put 44 healthy adults on a “Paleo” diet and circuit training programme. After ten weeks, average total cholesterol had increased by an average of 0.26 mmol/l (10.1 mg/dl) and LDL (“bad”) cholesterol had increased on average …

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Workouts @ 14 weeks post Caesarean section delivery

Workouts from the last 3 days: Day 1:  21-15-9 Round 1: Thrusters 20kg, Knees to chest Round 2: Deadlifts 40kg, Push ups Day 2: 21-15-9 Round 1: Split squats 10kg DB, Sit ups 3kg medicine ball Round 2: KB swings 12kg, Sumo high pulls 20kg, Push ups Day 3: 5km run The day 3 run was …

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WOD 13+4 days post Caesarean section delivery

We emerged this morning after a rough couple of days. Poor quality sleep, frequent awakenings, suboptimal feeding and rapid cycling laughing-crying. And that was just me. Slept a bit better last night so hightailed it down to the gym: 10 mins hill programme elliptical cross-trainer 5 rounds in 13:40 – 10 front squat 30kg – 10 push ups …

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WOD 11+4 weeks post Caesarean section delivery

Today’s workout: 1. Elliptical cross-trainer 10 mins, hill programme 2. WOD Five rounds for 12:50 – 5 pull ups (jumping start) – 10 back squats 40kg – 10 push ups – 10 single leg deadlifts each leg, 2kg medicine ball (Tried pull ups from hanging start and nearly ruptured my internal organs through my previous …

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WOD 11+ weeks post C-section delivery

Hit the gym today: AMRAP 20 mins 5 pull ups (jumping start) 10 push ups 15 back squats 40kg 11 rounds Combing hair and doing eyeliner post workout was laughable… My arms are so broken…

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WODs ~9 weeks post C-section delivery

I forgot to document my last couple of workouts, so here they are: WOD 4/10/2013 A. For time (2 min cap): 250m row 20 deadlifts 40kg – Only got to 17 deadlifts by 2 mins, finished 2:10 B. For time (3 min cap): 400m row 30 thrusters 15kg – Only got to 16 thrusters at 3 …

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WOD 8 weeks post C-section delivery

On a running clock, complete the following: @0:00, Bike 1.8km, rest to 6.00 @6.00, 3min AMRAP jump knee tucks, rest to 10.00 (*80) @10.00, 90s AMRAP of burpees, rest to 14.00 (*16) @14.00, Run 200m hill then 400m flat, rest to 20.00 @20.00, 5 Rounds of 12 KB Swings and 10 Box Jump Overs, rest …

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