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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Strength Day \• August 31, 2011

humping with one arm

Week III, Workout B. You’ll notice I skipped running this week. This was partly out of laziness, and partly out of concern that my huge jumprope session last Friday had perhaps created the dreaded unrecoverable stress on the old break-site in my right tibia. So tender for days. But it felt better by Wednesday AM, […]

Strength Day \• August 29, 2011

monday grind

Monday I dragged my sorry butt to the gym in spite of sub optimal sleep (something’s up! stress, plus sick kids) and a bad attitude. Yet, believe it or not, it felt good to be there! Week III, Workout A. Warm-Up was lax. I took it easy because I didn’t feel like pushing myself or […]

Conditioning \• August 26, 2011

getting into the one arm squats

Friday AM early at the gym. Week II, Workout E. Warm-Up: 2 min hard on the air dyne; about 75 jumping jacks; about 300 single unders with the jump rope; shadowboxing (150 uppercuts, 150 karate punches); shoulder mobilty; hip, hamstring, and quad mobility. Squats: warm-up then 3 x 10 x 135. Fun, hard. It’s been […]

Conditioning \• August 25, 2011

thursday run and one month later…

Another Run… Week II, Workout D. Thursday, August 25th, pre-lunch one mile run: 8:02. Best time of the first two weeks. It was hot, and I felt heavy. At the end it felt like about 90% RPE. A little less tweakage in my feet and knees from the new shoes today, but I felt some […]

Conditioning \• August 24, 2011

tuesday run wednesday one arm squats

Week II, Workout B Tuesday AM, August 23rd, while the kids were watching TV and Yael was working at the table getting ready for class I got out for a quick run. I’m all of a sudden not too wild about my new New Balance running shoes. I think they are designed to correct supination […]

Conditioning \• August 22, 2011

monday something

Week II, Workout A Showed up early, ca. 5:30 at Asheville Strength and Conditioning and tried to stay busy. Mike had to cancel, but Lauren C. and Brian showed up, so it was fun, good music, etc. Warm-Up: Shoulder and forearm/wrist mobility, 50 jumping jacks, 2 minutes on the Airdyne; later, to stay warm / […]

Strength Day \• August 19, 2011

friday fitzing

Week I, Workout E Friday I slept in til 5:30 and barely beat Mike P. to the gym. I was riding the airdyne when he rolled in (1 min); did my 150 single unders with the jumprope; did some light mobility work. Also did 3 x 10 x 50 lbs DB “goblet” squats (too much […]

Health Reports \• August 19, 2011

new running shoes

Yesterday I tried on the New Balance Minimus… not impressed with the feel. I ended up buying a very light but stiff and well padded traditional running shoe by NB — the model I chose was the M780SL1. I think the “barefoot” running thing is not for me, after all. *Background: I trained for “barefoot” […]

Active Rest \• August 18, 2011

return of the mile

Week I, “Workout” D Thursday before lunch (my first meal of the day today) I ran the citgo mile route from my house. Total time: 8:20. A substantial improvement over Tuesday’s time. This felt like 85-90% RPE.

Conditioning \• August 17, 2011

wednesday one armin’

Still experimenting, Wednesday morning super early at ASC, with what I can and might do with my one arm. Not being able to lift or pull, carry or press with my left arm is strangely limiting. Week I, Workout C Warm up was 2 minutes on the Airdyne (using only right arm and pedaling of […]

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