Washingtonian Magazine Article October 9 2013
Five rounds for time of:
155 pound Deadlift, 12 reps
155 pound Hang power clean, 9 reps
155 pound Push jerk, 6 reps
A few weeks ago Nicole was interviewed by Washingtonian Magazine about CrossFit and pregnancy.
The article – CrossFit for Pregnant Women—Safe or Reckless? – examined the controversial topic that is pregnant women who choose to do CrossFit.
The article also touched on the recent online uproar caused when Lea-Ann Ellison, CrossFitter and 33-weeks pregnant, posted a picture of herself lifting weights. The article caught the attention of quite a few athletes at the shop and media outlets from Twitter to Redbook to ABC News had something to say about it. Ellison received hundreds of comments on the article as well as to her personal Facebook page. The nature of the comments spanned everything from kuddos and praise to scathing and angry. It appeared everyone had an opinion on what this woman should or should not be doing during her pregnancy.
Last week, CrossFit’s Facebook page linked to the Washingtonian article and posted it with a picture of Nicole working out at 8 months pregnant. The post received over 400 comments, again both positive and negative. You can see the post and comments on the CrossFit Facebook page. Scroll down to October 5th.
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