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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 • September 24, 2010, at 7:01 am

C2B suck fest

I was 5 minutes late to the 6:00 class this morning, and my attitude was hovering just above 80% positive. What was wrong? Hard to say. Later, I think I figured it out: I got at least one hour less sleep last night than the night before. Touchy touchy.

Warm up

400 meter run dislocates mobility GHD extensions ohs push ups

That run kinda hurt.

Skill: Chest to Bar Pull Ups

Oof. My pull ups are flagging. Time for some more work with volume and bands at home.

Sets of: 4, 3, 2, 5 (reverse grip), purple band 2, red band 5. Chest was definitely not always “to bar” in a strict sense. Problem!

WOD: Cleaning House

20 power cleans (rxd at 80% of 5RM; I used 70%, ie 95 lbs)
400 meter run
20 C2B pull ups
For time.

Because I was only at 70%, I flew through the power cleans in one continuous set, and as a consequence got out the door before everybody else and finished the run first. That was fun. The rest was mediocre. Especially my pull ups, where I was struggling to put two reps together and got taken by everybody else. At least the run was less painful in the WOD than it was the warm-up run. In due time I will recover from the damn Half Marathon.

Time: 5:38.

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hi mom!