Today it was TGUs baby!
RKC Arm Bar to TGU
16 kg (35 lbs.)
10 L, R
PRE - 7
Last week I did 8 per side and it took me awhile. I would do one on each side and rest. This week I did 5 each side (alternating) and then took a break. Then I finished the other 5 each side. This week I did 4 more in about 4 minutes less time.
Did you know that iPods get in the way when you're trying to do an arm bar? I had to stop and take off the pod. The plus side was that I was very much "here now." The pod was put back in place for the second part of my training session:
Snatches - 16 kg
7 L, 7 R at the top of each minute for 12 minutes
PRE - 9
Did you know that this type of snatch protocol is worse than MVO2? I would rather do 30 minutes of MVO2 with the 12 kg bell 15:15 protocol, 7 rep cadence than 10 minutes of this torture device. My heart rate was still at 105 bpm 5 minutes AFTER I finished.
I sound like I'm complaining, don't I? I'm not. Actually I'm in awe of my body. It seems to be responding really well to this heavier training. I know because I'm ravenous. All my body wants is water and protein.
You should see my PHD. I'm eating almonds, eggs, steak, protein bars, protein shakes. It's crazy! I don't crave anything but protein. That's how I know this training is effective. My body wants to build more muscle. Bring it on!
Time to get the munchkins to bed and then myself. Long day tomorrow.