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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Cheat Days \• August 14, 2011

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Sunday I was only about 90% on my dietary plan. Breakfast was about eight am and consisted of three eggs skillet poached in oil (bacon drippings), two medium sized gluten free pancakes w/ butter and maple syrup, two strips of bacon and a small sausage patty. (The refined starches and maple syrup are off plan). […]

Cheat Days \• August 9, 2011

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14 days ago I posted a food journal entry. 13 days ago I broke my left arm skimboarding. I haven’t posted much. I have some pictures and video of me skimboarding this summer, and x-rays, and post op photos. I’ll publish them all here in good time. I plan a post about pipoboarding. I wish […]

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, […]

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

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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 […]

Cheat Days \• July 18, 2011

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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 […]

Cheat Days \• July 12, 2011

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What can I say? It’s vacation. The days that these entries would correspond to are (17) Saturday, July 9th, (18) Sunday, July 10th, (19) Monday, July 11th, and (20) Tuesday, July 12th. I’ve been eating a lot of tacos. I love tacos with corn tortillas. I bought some local wild ling cod and local cabbage […]

Cheat Days \• July 8, 2011

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Friday July 8th 2011 Lousy sleep and only 11 hours of fasting under my belt when I ate breakfast at 8:30 am: Coffee w/ half half 3 eggs fried in butter Leftover kale greens made w/ onion, olive oil and salt Fried leftover russet potato (a couple of oz) Sausage patties (maybe 3 oz) Two […]

Cheat Days \• July 6, 2011

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When I last updated this stupid food journal the VERY long (five day) Fourth of July weekend was just about to begin. Friday, July 1st was to have been day 10; today, Wednesday, July 6th would have been day 14. That’s a long cheat on a “warpath” that’s barely 2 weeks old. It also means […]

Cheat Days \• July 1, 2011

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Been pretty good today, so far… not counting the refined grain products in my lunch. Coffee w/ half and half before breakfast Breakfast about 8:30 am: 3 egg and sausage omelette fried in butter, cantaloupe Coffee w/ half and half while grading. Lunch about 12:30 pm: large cod fish and chip […]

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