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 \• August 31, 2012

cycle I evaluation

I am currently on a 19 week training program, consisting of four cycles of four weeks each, with interstitial “play weeks” between cycles. I have just finished the first cycle (from Aug. 6th to Aug. 31st) and, before I embark on a “play week” I thought I’d post a short analysis of my progress this […]

Workouts \• August 31, 2012

just a little redemption

Cycle I/IV, Week IV/IV, Workout III/III. Friday, Aug. 31st. Slept just a bit better the past two nights. What could I do if I really slept right? Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 3 x 135 / 1 x 185, 205, 225, 245, 255 (new HBBS max!) / 2 x 2 x 230. There’s […]

Workouts \• August 29, 2012

another lovely day in hell

Cycle I/IV, Week IV/IV, Workout II/III. Wednesday, Aug. 29th. This day SUCKED. Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 5 x 135 / 3 x 185 / 1 x 215 / 2 x 225, 245 (barely!) / f x 250 / 1 x 225, f on 2. Press: 12 x 45 / 5 x 75 […]

Workouts \• August 27, 2012

no sleep on monday

Cycle I/IV, Week IV/IV, Workout I/III. GOD. I got only about 3 hours of sleep Sunday night to Monday morning. Up late prepping my classes. This workout was HARD. All in all I did better than I expected. Squat: 5 x 45 / 2 x 135, 155, 175, 195, 215, 225, 235 (slow) / 10 […]

Workouts \• August 24, 2012

first week of school blues

Cycle I/IV, Week III/IV, Workout III/III. Brutal. BRUTAL. Effort at school through the roof, level of sleep very low. Difficulty of training, extreme. Warm-Up: I suppose so. Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 5 x 135 / 3 x 185 / 1 x 230, 240, 250 (max tie) / f x 255 (damn). Press: […]

Workouts \• August 22, 2012

hump day of the longest week

Cycle I/IV, Week III/IV, Workout II/III. Wednesday, Aug. 22nd. Zach wasn’t pleased with my shrugs or my clean pulls at the end of this workout and said: don’t do it again! Warm-Up: yes. Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 5 x 135 / 3 x 185 / 1 x 210, 235 / f x […]

Workouts \• August 20, 2012

get on with it

Monday morning dark and early at Asheville Strength and Conditioning… not ideal in terms of sleep, but it’ll do. Did manage another PR today, so, again, doing something right! Cycle I/IV, Week III/IV, Workout I/III Warm-Up: 5 minutes on the AirDyne, mobility work. Squat: 2 x 5 x 45 / 5 x 135 / 3 […]

Health Reports \• August 20, 2012

back on line

I allowed my web hosting account to expire as of 8/17/2012… first time I’d ever done that. I was busy! Oops. Well, I’m back on line now. Did you miss me?

Workouts \• August 17, 2012

week two workouts

Busy week here, and I didn’t take the time to update my workout logs, so, here goes, a 3 for 1. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I hit the gym, as scheduled, no problems. I had good success in the gym, too, setting some new maxes and PRs. Zach’s programming is still working out for me! […]

Workouts \• August 10, 2012

must be doing something right

Four-Week Cycle I/IV, Week I/IV, Day III/III (Fri) Zach’s program was doing me right again on Friday. Another PR, second this week, after such a long hiatus without them. Also, got another new max on squat, pushing my HBBS up towards actual PR territory. This workout was fun and got me thinking I must be […]

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