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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CrossFit Asheville WODS \• March 18, 2011

Friday CrossFit sectionals WOD #1 aka I’m screwed

I was happy to make it to the 6:00 am workout on Friday at CFA, but immediately felt intimidated by the WOD: we’d be doing the 2011 CrossFit Games Sectionals WOD #1, a 10 minute AMRAP of 30 double-unders and 15 Power Snatches at 75 lbs. I’m not even going to get into the anti-Aromas […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• September 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Aidan!

Quickly, Today’s WOD: Aidan’s 40th birthday, and the lady worked HARD on this one. Congrats Aidan! We started with single support deadlifts (for me: new 30 lb PR: 5 x 45 / 5 x 75 / 5 x 95 / 5 x 115 — PR) and then did 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 of Sumo Deadlift High-Pulls and Push […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• February 15, 2010

A Little Jeremy

Two weeks out from major surgery on my leg, I do some ring dips and pull-ups, and then a modified “little Jeremy.” The focus for me right now is on rehab, not aggressive progress in training. But I was feeling the aggression today anyway! Nice.

CrossFit Mothership WODS \• December 8, 2009

Back Squat and Grace

Another “strength Tuesday:” Back Squats 1 rep ME (I got 185 lbs, my new max but not a PR) and Grace w/ 110 lbs, 4:34 seconds, a 1:21 improvement over last time!

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• December 5, 2009

My Lumberjack 20

An account of my painful, extended experience with the Lumberjack 20 (time: 34:43).

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• December 4, 2009

Ring Dips and Nicole

Nicole and ring dips made me feel like a weak sister today. I’m not sure why. Could it be the “low carb” days I’ve been eating?

CrossFit Mothership WODS \• November 27, 2009

Home Stretch

A difficult WOD from the Mothership: 400 meter walking lunges.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 20, 2009

Push and Cindyesque

Something like Cindy, and Push Press for Strength (new PR, 150 lbs).

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 2, 2009

Oh Fran Fran Fran

CrossFit Asheville does Fran. Strength Work: Overhead Squats, with a new 5 rep PR at 95 lbs. Followed by the benchmark most loved and feared, in which WOD I smash my previous time and performance (from February).

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 24, 2009

Griff at UNCA Track

The gym is closed, but I do the prescribed WOD at UNCA track: the “Griff,” 800 forward / 400 backward / 800 forward / 400 backward: 13:54.

hi mom!