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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Reading List \• June 12, 2011

Russian terminology and methods, Westside Barbell on periodization, and travel WODS…

This week: Charles Poliquin introducing Russian weightlifting terminology and methods, Dave Tate of EliteFTS on periodization in powerlifting training, and Carolina CrossFit’s list of 62 “travel wods.”

Reading List \• June 5, 2011

snatches, platforms, and clouds

This Week’s Reading List: Why I practice the Snatch Balance before snatching, info on Constructing Lifting Platforms, and Keith Norris’ Theory to Practice on “Emergence” and Physical Culture.

Reading List \• May 15, 2011

slosh pipes and programming for olympic lifting crossfitters

More stuff I’ve been reading on, for your edification. This week: Dan John on the slosh pipe and Nick Horton’s take on reconciling Olympic Lifting training with CrossFit. Training Gear: Slosh Pipe Dan John with another winning article at T-Nation: “The Sloshing Pillar of Pain.” I have got to get one of these in my […]

Reading List \• May 8, 2011

this week’s reading list

This is the first in a new series here at Training Board: Reading List. I’m constantly reading and re-reading things related to my training, picking up this or that random piece of information and locking it away somewhere in my brain. If I ever get around to it, some of that information gets passed on […]

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