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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Workouts \• May 30, 2012

deads on weds

Warm up: 5 rounds at 3 min intervals, 7 burpees and 100 single unders Deltoid front raise 3 x 20 x alternating arms x 8 lb DBS Press 3 x 6 x 35 lbs KBS Deadlift 5 x 135 / 3 x 205 / 1 x 275 / 1 x 295 / 1 x 305 […]

Workouts \• May 28, 2012

I’m back!

Monday morning, Happy Memorial Day. Workout 1/12 in new 4 week cycle. First workout back after the procedure. Felt a little weak and rusty today. Body weight: 202. Sleep: pretty good. This week’s diet: excellent so far. warm-up 4 rounds: 100 meter run / 20 jumping jacks / 100 meter run / 20 high knees […]

Health Reports \• May 27, 2012

new four week cycle: summer solstice 2012

My new training cycle will be four weeks long, running from May 27th to June 23rd. The cycle includes the following training and body recomposition goals. Body Recomposition Goals At the end of my previous training cycle I got off track with diet, and had a surgical procedure, and ended up flat on my back […]

Reflections \• May 27, 2012

the idea of a shorter training cycle

Trial and error. That’s been my training plan and my coach. Really. Because although I have relationships with coaches, and I do a little bit of coaching myself, I just don’t pay anyone else to be my coach or to program for me. To some ways of thinking, that leaves just me, as coach of […]

Rest Days \• May 20, 2012

a rest week

I’ve not read back through my blog, looking for evidence of the last time I took a true “rest week,” i.e. did not work out or exercise or train in any capacity. I am not sure. Anyway, this one has come along at the right time. I am between training cycles right now. A new, […]

Health Reports \• May 19, 2012

week seven last week wrap up

I decided to end my current eight week cycle one week early, at the end of week 7, and to take the next week as a rest week, not an 8th week or a 1st week, and so not subject to a specific training cycle or plan. A week off. This recap will look back […]

Workouts \• May 18, 2012

end of cycle one week early

I had a quick and easy Friday morning workout… doing but little more than a warm up. This was my last workout before a little procedure I would have later this afternoon. Now that I’m recovering from that, I’ll be taking a week off of training, and have a plan worked out for the following […]

Workouts \• May 16, 2012

wednesday beat down

Wednesday morning I almost killed myself! I think. Or, maybe I just worked out hard. I went in with a plan for my “warm-up” … which in retrospect I should have realized would be a killer WOD in itself. I did my plan and then I did the rest, and it was good. Warm-Up: burpees […]

Workouts \• May 14, 2012

seventh monday

Sigh. Coming into this seventh week of my eight week cycle “back on track,” but that only means: rededicated to dedication. I have a long ways to go to get to sustainability. Rehab from injury? Check. Known adversaries on the horizon? Gotta get ready. Body Recomposition and Training goals? Still to be attained. This is […]

Health Reports \• May 12, 2012

week six recap

Week VI of my 8 week training cycle was… weird. It was finals week, my last week of the term, starting with exams, continuing with grading, and ending with graduation. As a college professor, my life is naturally broken into cycles, and, I need to learn to build my training schedule around them, because, as […]

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