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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Weight Loss Arsenal \• January 1, 2012

my new year’s resolution: body recomposition

I got six real resolutions, none of which directly impact my training, except that if I can keep them, I’ll be a better athlete and trainee, because I’ll be a better person. Those are between me, my God, and my family. But I’ve got a seventh resolution, that does impact my training. And so I’ll […]

Weight Loss Arsenal \• June 17, 2009

Nutritional Information

The fourth in a series of posts on my Weight Loss Arsenal, the tips and tricks I have used to shed fat and keep it at bay. Before you can fine tune your eating habits, you have to know what you’re eating and how it is affecting your weight loss goals. That’s why I have, […]

Nutrition \• May 27, 2009

Weighing and Measuring Food

This post is the third in a series of posts on my “Weight Loss Arsenal,” tools and tricks that have been essential for me in the process of losing weight and keeping fat at bay. For most of us, losing weight requires conscious, sustained effort. If you’re anything like me, a big part of the […]

Nutrition \• May 11, 2009

Keeping a Food Journal

The second in a series of posts on the tools and tricks I have relied on when losing weight. My food journal, in spreadsheet format. (Click to enlarge). Among weight loss tools, tricks, and tips, I have found that nothing else works like keeping a food journal. Before you even begin to contemplate what dietary […]

Nutrition \• May 9, 2009

Tanita Body Fat Percentage Scale

The first in a series of posts on tools and rules I have used for losing weight. My 8 Year Old Tanita TBF-621 The numbers don’t lie. If you say you want to lose some weight—by which I mean lose some fat, not muscle—then you must be able to quantify the changes to your body. […]

Nutrition \• March 8, 2009

Revisiting “the Zone”

Explores my CrossFit inspired rediscovery of “the Zone” diet, 14 years after the original publication of Barry Sears’ 1995 book, Enter the Zone. In my own experience, the Zone-favorable diet is the best way to control your weight and promote your overall health and well-being.

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