Category Archives: Front Squat

Books books and more books

Pretty much all my time aside from essential things like work and making sure the kids don’t starve to death is spent revising currently. My GDL law exams are in under two weeks, my application for an LLM in Commercial Law is in, I just need to pass these darn exams.

Of course I did make it to the gym a little day, would be unthinkable otherwise. It stops me from seizing up through sitting too long. It wasn’t a major workout just 30 mins Ashtanga yoga followed by a barbell hang power clean, power clean, front squat and upright row complex x 8. Enough to feel like I moved today.

Charlotte made it into school yesterday morning but was too worn out today. She will be in for the morning tomorrow. It will take a while I think to build her back up.

Cowden syndrome 

My daughters genetic results came back and she has cowden syndrome.  I’m devastated for her, I just don’t have words for it.

I’ve still been getting to the gym. Its just about the only time I don’t feel like crying. I’m so glad I have a programme so I can be there on my own and not have to communicate with people, that stupid “how are you?” “oh I’m good” because no one actually wants to know that my heart hurts so fucking much I could physically throw up. 

The actual programme is 3 days with the option of a 4th

Day one :-Strict press 

                    upright row

                    triceps dips

                    bicep curls 

Day two:- deadlifts 

                     front squats

                     walking lunges

                     air squats

Day three :- back squat

                        stiff leg deadlift

                         hanging knee raises

                         plank 4 x for up to 90 sec

Day four :- same as day one but push press

Today was day two, the early part of the week was appointments. It was the right thing to go today, to physically move but God I wish I had the equipment at home, I just can’t face other humans when I feel like my heart is breaking 

CrossFit this week

I’ve been a little rubbish updating the crossyfits. It’s been one of those weeks! My daughter went on a sleepover a week ago and brought home headlice plus the cats who have spent more and more time outside with the lovely weather brought home fleas. Awesomeness. Anyway this meant cleaning and hoovering the house top to bottom, boil washing the beds, treating the pets and de-licing the kids. Joy. All is done now and we are critter free aside from the resident spider in the corner.

I still did get to crossfit even with all the weeks extra fun. 

Monday was a PT session with Matt working on back squats and supportive exercises. My heaviest comfortable back squat was 37.5 kg I did try a few at 40 but couldn’t get as low as I should especially not on the last couple.

Today was a group class with front squats 7 x 3 plus 5 air squats. I used 30 kg which I was quite happy with. The WOD was a mess for me, it was simple

35 ground to overhead press

35 bar over burpees 

Each minute 10 kettle bell swings

I started with 20kg but had to strip the bar 10 in! So just 15kg

Sometimes I feel like it’s two steps forward one step back.


I went to crossfit this morning, a front squat session followed by wall balls and rowing. I used 25kg, all was good. Then 1.05 pm lightening flashes across my right eye. It continues to flash for minutes, a sure migraine sign. Cue a run around town looking for sumatriptan. This was followed by a PT session, boy was I useless. Now I’m broken and exhausted and my head kills.