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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Health Reports \• July 30, 2009

Duo Mareado

Sean and I surfed Indian Beach again this morning, leaving pre-dawn, before 5:30, and getting home about three hours later. Too much goodness to go into detail. Waves were well-formed, about five foot swell from the northwest, light or no winds. It was a battle to get out, but we rode well. At one point, […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 29, 2009

Surfing with the Elks

As Sean, Steve and I left from Arch Cape at 5:30 this morning, we were startled to see three adult and one juvenile Elk in the empty lot by the fire station. We marveled a bit at these massive and elegant creatures, and then continued on our way to Indian Beach. It seemed like a […]

Cheat Days \• July 28, 2009

On Clear Waters

The surfing isn’t too bad. But the eating is very good. Every so often a Flexible-Paleo-Zone diet has to give way to British Style Meat Pies. And corn chips. Etc.

Outdoor Recreation \• July 27, 2009

Piss in Boots and Sunny Haze

Sean and I left for Indian Beach at 5:30 am; we were the first to arrive and were on the beach just after sunrise at about five ’til six. Conditions: patchy fog, fifty seven degree seas, light north winds, uneven seven foot swell, uneven, pretty short period. We made our way out by the cliffs […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 25, 2009

Foggy Notion

This morning I went surfing again with Ben Walsh, one of my oldest and dearest friends. I’ve known Ben since my 8th grade year (I guess that must have been 1983) when we were just a couple of semi-punk kids. He’s a very strong and competent athlete, a consummate gentleman, and a responsible husband, father, […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 24, 2009

Just About Perfect

I woke up this morning feeling a lot better. I am still troubled in the intestines — and no more details about that are needed — but feel fully recovered in body. Yesterday, whatever bug is in me had sapped and depleted my entire energy system. It left me me weak and achy. None of […]

Health Reports \• July 23, 2009

Must be something I ate…

OOOF… was it the lovely dinner of fresh Dungeness crab chowder, or the bread and butter, or the homemade Ginger Ice cream, or was it the cabbage and beef ribs? or was it the remnants of the package of cultured Cottage Cheese from two weeks ago that I found in my fridge and then ate […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 22, 2009

Go Earlier, Get More

I had a crazy deep sleep filled with strange dreams. It was interrupted once by Lena who seems to have had a nightmare (she spent the remainder of the night in our bed). I got rudely awakened at about 5:15 by Sean and Ben — there they were! just like we had planned — and […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 21, 2009

The Green and the Black

I got up at about 5:10 am, to help Lena, and stayed up. Sean was already awake, lying with eyes closed under an afghan in the living room. Little Casey had woken him and Mo up at 4:30 am. The winds were utterly still, the tide was very low (about -1.9 feet), and the twilit […]

Workouts \• July 20, 2009

Old Iron Balls

A “rest day,” with respect to surfing (which basically means my wife asked me to stay home today and help with Lena), nevertheless I got in a killer WOD, based on two recent CrossFit Asheville WODS, from today (Monday, July 20th, 2009) and from Saturday (July 18th). Warm-Up Jump Rope (x20), Push-Ups (10), Jump-Rope (x40), […]

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