If I had anything to be proud of other than my Bobby Cobb penny can autographed by the entire cast of Cougar Town, I guess I might be tempted to brag about it in a public forum, but since the majority of people on the Internet are sadistic, sad monsters, I’ve grown kind of fond of keeping things to myself. But 35-year old bodybuilder Lea-Ann Ellison has plenty to be proud of when it comes to her personal fitness routine, and she decided to share some recent photos of her workouts on the CrossFit Facebook page.
Oh, and she’s pregnant and two weeks away from her due date, according to Metro. I think that’s important to mention since you can only imagine how horribly people reacted when they saw a photo of a pregnant woman doing squats with heavy weights.
This is actually sickening, I hope pregnant around the world do not do this kind of crap. I am a crossfit enthusiast but I DO NOT recommend this at all. Doctors always strongly suggest to not lift heavy because you can sever your placenta and cause major damage an early labor and it miscarriage …. Posting this picture goes people the wrong message that this is OKAY when it’s not!!!!
Is she stupid or what?
Sure you look and sound cool, but we’re only human…why would you risk hurting your baby just to stay in shape? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. It’s not a time to kick ass, it’s a time to be protective of your unborn child. Normally I’m for crossfit, but this doesn’t make any sense to me
Actually not a good thing to do at 8 months. The added intrabdominal pressure isn’t safe and its not good to promote this. Weights are fine but this is just plain silly
This is very irresponsible. Sorry.
best way to lose your baby …
This is shocking and not in a good way. Lifting heavy things during pregnancy is dangerous to you and your baby. Especially being that far along and over your head. If you want to keep exercising go for a fucking walk, swimming, something other than this.
But then she has a miscarriage and this inspirational becomes a very sad story about pregnant ladies that should not be pushing themselves to such intense limits…
Cross fit? This goes way beyond a way of life, and right into an obsession. She is very selfish for endangering a life for her own personal gains and achievements. This is not a proud picture to post. That amount of weight lifted above the head is extremely dangerous while pregnant. Cross fit is a hobby, not a necessity to life. It’s becoming unconscious to the dangers of reality.
Totally stupid. Due to the changes in the body getting ready for delivery she is in danger of tearing tendons, ligaments and not to mention pitting stress on the baby. Good grief!
I do not find this impressive at all. No one would post a picture of themselves drinking a beer while 8 months pregnant. Risky behavior while pregnant is no laughing matter.
Im crossfit all the way but no disrespect to this lady but i believe what she is doing is just dumb and reckless. One thing you don’t play around with is pregnancy
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To be fair, a ton of people came to her defense and actually presented medical examples of how fitness is crucial during pregnancy and whatnot. I, however, am neither a doctor nor a CrossFit expert, so what I did when I saw this photo and all of the comments was think, “Hey, look at all these a-holes arguing about crap they don’t know the first thing about!”
The world would be a much better place if we stopped using the Internet to debate about everything and simply enjoyed all of the cat GIFs and porn.
(Banner via Lea-Ann Ellison’s Facebook)