I have felt so much more present during my training this week than I have in a long time. The new direction helps tremendously. For example, I have NEVER liked do TGUs. I hated them so much that I would literally go through the motions to just get them done. I always used a 12 kg bell and always complained that my left knee hurt. Since I did a 20 kg TGU on Saturday, I realize that I am stronger than I thought and that TGUs are an important step in increasing my strength, especially my pressing and grip strength.
Wednesday brought a great training session. I got to do 8 reps on each side of arm bar to a TGU with the 16 kg KB. I LOVED it. I feel so strong on arm bars because I am able to press both hips to the ground with my legs straight behind me. That stretch feels amazing. Then I went into the TGU with confidence. My brain was engaged in each movement. That rated a 6 on my PRE scale. It didn't wind me, but it was challenging.
After that I did 10 minutes of snatches with the 16 kg. I went 7 minutes where I did 7 reps L, R and then had the rest of the minute to rest (usually 30 seconds). The remaining three minutes I went 6 reps L, R. So, I did 134 snatches. That rated an 8 on PRE scale.
Thursday I took off from training. My body was definitely ready for some recovery. I've still been sleeping more - I have woken up 20 minutes before my alarm every morning this week! Tonight I get to do some presses, pullups, and suitcase deadlifts. I can't wait!