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 \• April 30, 2010

45 Thrusters and an American Idol

Awesome WOD, tough stuff. 45 Thrusters and then a 7 round for time Metcon of Power Snatches and Jumprope revolutions.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 28, 2010

Ring Dips and Assorted Tortures

A strenuous WOD, followed by a day of binge eating.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 27, 2010

Front Squat and a Wicked Trio

Another PR today, this time on Front Squat (160, up 5 lbs from my previous PR), followed by a great little 3×3: 3 rounds of of max reps in 1 minute of Wall Ball Shots, Double Unders, and Sit-Ups, 1 min rest between rounds I got 210 total reps, and feel great. New Program Training […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 26, 2010

Push Press PR and Hangman

A new PR in Push Press (130 lbs x 5) and a rough little HPC and Burpees WOD called “Hangman.”

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 23, 2010

Back Squat PR and D-Box

New PR on the Back Squat of 3 x 165. D-Box weight 185 and 24″ box, with a time of 5:38.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 22, 2010

Shoulder Press and Double Jackson

I had a dispiriting workout on Wednesday morning, with a weak performance on the shoulder press and a super slow “Double Jackson,” which was more about mental than physical weakness. But before I rail too much on my “failures” I intend to look at the facts. Training Cycle: New Program Week 4/6 No Alcohol Month […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 19, 2010

et tu Isabel

At CFA this morning: the CrossFit benchmark WOD “Isabel,” 30 snatches for time. Isabel is thus the lovelier and lither cousin of bullish Grace (30 clean and jerks). On a rotten morning, following a difficult night of a sick child, a sick dog, and my own sleeplessness, Isabel came for me. You too? Training Cycle: […]

Cheat Days \• April 17, 2010

The Sugars

200 meter sprints, plus push-ups, burpees, and squats. Loads of fun. A solo workout at the UNCA track.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 14, 2010

Ladder Day

CFA today: front squats, and pull-ups. The front squats were our third Dutch Lowy WOD. For me, today was light in volume and intensity, which suited me fine, since the combined effects of four days on (Fri, Sat, Sun and Mon) were such that my rest day yesterday (Tue) was insufficient time to recover. Training […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 12, 2010

Brother Power

Monday at CrossFit Asheville we did heavy single power cleans, followed by the second Dutch Lowy WOD. I tied my previous 1 rep PR on power cleans and performed respectably on my scaled version of the Lowy WOD. All in all, a fun and challenging morning. Training Cycle: New Program Week 3/6 No Alcohol Month […]

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