Training Board is…

Training Board is basically my gym notebook.

In theory, I can also blog in a more public spirited way about weightlifting, nutrition, weight loss, etc. But mostly, I just use this blog to track my workouts. And surfing.

If anything I have posted seems useful to you, let me know with a comment.

About Me

I'm a level I "sports performance certified" USAW coach, and I train, and work as a trainer at Asheville Strength and Conditioning, a great little gym here in Asheville, N.C.

I work with clients who want to get strong and fit, and am especially happy with helping older or detrained individuals.

My own training now is more focused on developing strength and using basic lifts and classic strength and conditioning techniques. A lot of the older portions of this blog deal with CrossFit and reflect my journey into fitness self-awareness. I first discovered CrossFit, back in late 2008. I learned a lot from CrossFit's "fitness as sport" model of training -- and benefited tremendously from training with my friends at CrossFit Asheville -- and furthermore I must credit my interest in CrossFit for opening my eyes to the larger world of training for strength athletics, Olympic-style weightlifting, powerlifting, and other arcane approaches to moving the Iron around.

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Rest Days \• May 31, 2009

Recuperation and Recovery

Sunday morning with coffee, the New York Times, and conversation with Yael and cousin Amiyah. What am I writing here for? No plans, no workouts, no agenda. Go outside and enjoy the sun. Lie on a couch. Read something interesting. Plan for the week ahead. Fold laundry. Whatever. Life is good.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 30, 2009

PUC Day 23. CFA Teamwork WOD. Rafting the Pigeon.

Sleep was long (9:30 pm to 6:30 am) but interrupted about 3-4 times by Lena, including a 3:00 am nightmare, which brought her into our bed for 40 minutes. Food was adequate yesterday, and my choices were, on the whole, good. So I feel good this morning. Coffee, milk, 1 block breakfast, etc. Pull-Up Challenge […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 29, 2009

Squat Clean. PUC Days 21 & 22.

Didn’t get enough sleep, but still feeling quite ready for the workout after yesterday’s good and moderate eating and restful activity level. I had a very small, less than 1/4 block, snack and coffee, and went to the 6:00 am CrossFit Asheville workout, without knowing beforehand what it would be. Warm Up Agility drills. Shoulder […]

Nutrition \• May 28, 2009

Contemplating Intentionality and the Divided Subject

I’m not feeling great this morning. Yesterday I was feeling over-tired and deflated. Then — this may be related — I lapsed in my self-control, and overdid it with food and drink. Around 5:00 pm, I began a binge. I ate way too many calories in too short a period at the end of the […]

Nutrition \• May 27, 2009

Weighing and Measuring Food

This post is the third in a series of posts on my “Weight Loss Arsenal,” tools and tricks that have been essential for me in the process of losing weight and keeping fat at bay. For most of us, losing weight requires conscious, sustained effort. If you’re anything like me, a big part of the […]

Rest Days \• May 27, 2009

Two by Five (Active Rest)

I checked the CrossFit Asheville WOD yesterday before bed.  I liked to see it posted in advance, but I was worried about the workout: “Lynne-Like,” five rounds of max reps of ring dips followed immediately by pull ups, with 3-5 minutes of rest between rounds.  I was already feeling shredded and tattered in my lats, […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 26, 2009

Double Trouble. PUC Day 20.

Decent sleep (about 7 hours). Feeling super sore from yesterday, especially in the trapezius muscles. Had a 1 block breakfast. Coffee w/ milk. Then heading to the 7:00 am CrossFit Asheville workout. Warm-Up Judo/MMA warm-up (shoulder rotations, 45 x 360 lunges, deadfall practice, front-roll to bear crawl); sampson/hip mobility stretches, various stretches, shoulder dislocates; squats, […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 25, 2009

"Healthy Chief." PUC Day 19.

Decent sleep, but only about 6 hours. 1 block breakfast and coffee. Feeling pretty good. AM weigh in: 183.5. Headed to 6:00 am CrossFit Asheville Workout. Warm Up Judo/Martial Arts Warm Ups. Hip Mobility / Sampsons. Then: 1 round of 15 reps of: Hindu Pushups, Supermans, Shotguns, Squats. Strength Work: Deadlift Find 3-rep max of […]

Rest Days \• May 24, 2009

Resting Sunday

I’m pretty tired and happy to have a rest day. The CrossFit mothership WOD for today is “CrossFit Total.” I don’t know if I would have been ready for that. Lately, the main-site has been putting the “Total” up there about once per month. I don’t know how likely it is that Randy, Corey, and […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 23, 2009

Run and Squat. Parkour practice. PUC Day 17, Part II & Day 18.

Woke up super early. Jet lag. Got to work on the Pull-Up Challenge right away. Then went to the 9:00 am workout. Pull-Up Challenge Day 17, Part II As I noted yesterday, I wasn’t able to finish my reps in the Pull-Up Challenge, Day 17. So I left 8 reps for today. I did these […]

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