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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Cheat Days \• October 30, 2009

Deadlift and Sit n’ Slam

For strength, the Deadlift, work sets at around 77.1% of 5 rep PR, or 212.2 lbs. For met-con, the “Sit n’ Slam,” which is a fun little AMRAP with a progression through increasing reps of sit-ups and med ball slams, with a 200 meter run. Later, it turns into a Halloween Weekend alcohol cheat night.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 28, 2009

Push Back

Training Cycle: Week 4/6 (Work Week)Dietary Cycle: Week 1/3 (Building)Daily Calorie Target: 3350 (Zone “blocks:” approx 23 pro/cho [161 g / 207 g], 69 fat [207 g])Second WOD of this Week My sleep was horrible. Not sure why. Probably I should cut back on TV and computer after the dinner hour. 1 block breakfast, coffee, […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 27, 2009

Jump Ball, Hey Ya!

An excellent start to the workout week, with new warm-up routine, then Hang Power Cleans (new 3 rep and 5 rep PRs, 130 lbs and 120 lbs respectively), and a fun 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 / 3-6-9-12-15-18-21 Kettlebells and Boxjumps WOD, 9:48, Rx’d.

Rest Days \• October 26, 2009

Monday of Rest

When my body says ‘rest,’ I do.

Health Reports \• October 25, 2009

My Experiment with Calorie Cycling

On a rest day, I do a quick examination of my attempt, over the past 9 weeks, to use calorie cycling to meet my body composition goals.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 24, 2009

Griff at UNCA Track

The gym is closed, but I do the prescribed WOD at UNCA track: the “Griff,” 800 forward / 400 backward / 800 forward / 400 backward: 13:54.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 23, 2009

Go Big or Go Home (Grace)

Training Cycle: Week 3/6 (Work Week)Dietary Cycle: Week 3/3 (Cutting)Daily Calorie Target: 2800 (Zone “blocks:” approx 24, 2.5x fat)Third WOD of this Week I was excited going into today, knowing we’d be doing “Grace,” one of the simplest and straightforward of the CrossFit Benchmark workouts. I had a decent sleep, not too bad, with only […]

CrossFit Mothership WODS \• October 21, 2009

Fear of Burpees

Training Cycle: Week 3/6 (Work Week)Dietary Cycle: Week 3/3 (Cutting)Daily Calorie Target: 2800 (Zone “blocks:” approx 24, 2.5x fat)Second WOD of this Week Struggling to get out of bed today, I said to myself, concerning the WOD: “please, please, at least, let there be no burpees.” There were burpees. Why do I hate them so? […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 20, 2009

Five by Four at Thirty Five Degrees

Back Squats, and CFA revisits “Inclement Weather,” a WOD I missed back at the end of July. The WOD was well named for this 35 degree morning, as I did five rounds of 400 meter sprints outside in the cold.

Active Rest \• October 19, 2009

Folly Beach Surfing Folly

We spend three days in Folly Beach, SC, trying to get some Indian Summer sun, and mostly flailing instead of surfing. Did some excessive eating, too. Best food of the trip: Taco Boy on Center Street. Best souvenir? My new (used) Todd Sutz longboard from McKevlin’s!

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