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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Nutrition \• January 20, 2011

Braising, Bone Broths, and Instant Meat Stews

It’s a cold winter, which is a perfect time for cooking low and slow. I just enjoyed an awesome bowl of leftover turkey thighs in a gelatin-rich bone broth: the simplest possible stew, and absolutely delicious. If you aren’t experienced with braising meat, you need to get familiar, and soon. Fatty cuts that are filled […]

Recipes \• May 4, 2010

Primal Strawberry Ice Cream

Primal ice cream is a tasty way to get your fat.

Recipes \• February 21, 2010

Banana Blueberry “Paleo” Pancakes

For those days when you must simply break out of the routine, this delicious and simple recipe lets the “paleo-dieter” enjoy an all-American classic breakfast treat.

Cheat Days \• January 23, 2010

The “Paleo” Cheat Day (Coco-Cocoa-Banana Pudding Recipe)

An experimental recipe for a pretty tasty Paleo “Coco-Cocoa-Banana-Pudding” creates a great opportunity for overeating and storing a few extra calories as fat.

Health Reports \• November 11, 2009

After Fasting

I complete my first ever full day fast. In this post I debrief on the experience and consider its effects on my body, mind, and spirit.

Recipes \• September 20, 2009

Cure for Pain

A lazy Sunday is good for contemplation of your life. Also, it is helpful sometimes to know a surefire cure for your Saturday-induced hangover. Lucky for you I am sharing mine.

Recipes \• August 18, 2009

The perfect 3 block paleo-zone breakfast

Details on my favorite paleo-zone breakfast: salmon and bananas.

Nutrition \• March 13, 2009

Turkey Kofta (recipe)

I love kofta. They are the perfect leftover protein source. What is not to like about having a bunch of little mini meatloaves. I slice and serve them straight from the fridge for two or three consecutive days.

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