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 28, 2011

from PR to ER

Wednesday, July 27th started out great and ended in the crapper. Worked out, got a PR. Afternoon turned beautiful. Dug a sandcastle with my kids in the sun. It was an afternoon low tide and I went pipoboarding. Everything was awesome until I fell and broke my left radius (forearm). Workout 400 meter run (50 […]

Cheat Days \• July 26, 2011

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food tuesday july 26th 2011 coffee w/ half and half weigh-in: 197.0 lbs about 9:00 am bites of leftover sausage and egg from kids breakfast about 11:15 am 2 egg omelete fried in butter w/ fat slice of monterrey jack cheese 1 large grapefruit about 1:30 pm medium sized bowl of ground beef with tomato, […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 26, 2011

awesome tuesday Oswald gloaming session

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” — Aldous Huxley surfing 12 Everything happens only once. It is so important to remember that even within a routine, even within a pattern of praxis, what you are doing right now is inherently unique and unrepeatable. We never […]

Cheat Days \• July 25, 2011

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Food Journal for Monday, July 25th Weigh-in 198 lbs AM: Coffee w/ half A little heartburn and stomach sour this am 2 eggs fried in bacon grease 1 large banana Coffee w/ half Morning/Noon: Seltzer water Coffee w/ half Late Lunch: One pulled pork taco: corn tortilla toasted in bacon grease, kale, pulled pork (a […]

Cheat Days \• July 24, 2011

food journal 27-32

This entry covers Tuesday July 19th to Sunday, July 24th. Most of this week constituted a real vacation for me. After the visit from Danny, Anya, and family, during which we were (I was) only pretty bad, we had Ben, Deb, and family in town… and I was really bad. Vacation style eating, more of […]

Strength Day \• July 24, 2011

sunday deads, squats, cleans, etc.

Sunday afternoon, in the driveway at “Arch Cape Strength and Conditioning,” I completed the following workout. It made me feel fat and sluggish and weak, but I did it. Almost a week had elapsed since my last barbell workout. Too much time. This workout had slightly more total volume than the last, but other than […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 23, 2011

surfing, sandcastling, skimboarding

There are lessons one can only learn from surf and sand. What a glorious week of skimboarding sessions… afternoon low tides Monday through Saturday meant that most days we were out kicking the pipoboards around. Also, great weather, and friends in town, meant lots of kids on the beach, and a heck of a lot […]

Cheat Days \• July 18, 2011

food journal 21-26

This pathetic entry covers almost an entire week in which I didn’t compose new entries. Wednesday, July 13th (21), Thursday, July 14th (22), Friday, July 15th (23), Saturday, July 16th (24), Sunday, July 17th (25), and Monday, July 18th (26). Days start out pretty well, usually. My morning meals have not been stellar, but they […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 18, 2011

a great monday

A sunny day… the first in several days. I got plenty of exercise and vitamin D! In the well-timed mid-morning low tide, Ben Walsh and I got a fair amount of pipoboarding. This is not a “workout,” but we did a large number of barefoot sprints on the sand, skimming, twisting. All in all, a […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 17, 2011

Sunday mid-day

Surfing 08 Sunday I spent from about 1:30 to 6:00 pm out of the house, in a pretty active state. I went to Short Sand beach (in Smuggler Cove at Oswald West State Park) to surf for about 60 minutes or so from about 2:00 to 3:00 pm. The surfing was ok. Nothing huge, nothing […]

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