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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CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Flood

A 3 rep max Thrusters strength session, setting a new PR of 135 lbs, followed by a 4 round AMRAP 3 minutes of 6 Ring Push-Ups, 3 Squat Cleans and 3 Thrusters, with 95 lbs, resting 1 minute between rounds; total rounds: 8, plus 12 reps.

Workouts \• November 28, 2009

Grumpy Old Men

A nice little Saturday WOD in the Park with Mike P., M3, and Troy (Mike’s Sister’s friend). Sprinting and calisthenics.

CrossFit Mothership WODS \• November 27, 2009

Home Stretch

A difficult WOD from the Mothership: 400 meter walking lunges.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 25, 2009

Holiday Obstactles

The day before Thanksgiving is pretty much a bust for me. But I’ll live.

Strength Day \• November 24, 2009

Squat and Press

A quick note about my second Tuesday strength day.

Nutrition \• November 22, 2009

Airport Eating and the American Diet

A rest day and travel day finds me trying to eat breakfast while in the airports of Asheville and Charlotte. Which leads to another rant on American eating habits.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 21, 2009

Saturday Summit

A fun Do-It-Yourself WOD at UNCA: Sprinting and burpees with friends on a cool sunny fall morning? What could be better?

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 20, 2009

Push and Cindyesque

Something like Cindy, and Push Press for Strength (new PR, 150 lbs).

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 18, 2009

The Staycation

Front squats, in which I got a new 3 rep max PR, followed by the WOD “Trip,” involving 21-15-9 Power Cleans and Box Jumps, in which I stumbled slowly through.

Strength Day \• November 17, 2009

Clean, Jerk, Deadlift

First of my new program of Tuesday Strength Days. I set a new PR in Clean and Jerk at 140 lbs, and did work sets in Deadlift at 225 lbs.

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