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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Strength Day \• February 8, 2011

Bench, Squat & Pull-Ups: what else is there?

Tuesday lifting session at the Y, about 10:30 am. JZ put up with Child Watch. Thank you Jesus. Better sleep? Not really but I tried. Definitely got my fast in the past two days and am feeling better about the diet. Warm-Up: about 50 seconds on the Ergometer at full blast. Dislocates. Mobility. 15 push […]

Strength Day \• February 1, 2011

press pull

Tuesday afternoon at the YMCA. A quickie: Warm up agility sprint 1/4 mile at 5:39 pace dislocates push ups 10 chin ups 2 Bench: 45×10 / 3×135 / 3×145 / 3×155 (PR) / 3×160 (PR) / 3×160 (PR) Deadhang pull ups: 5 sets @ ~2 min intervals: 5-5-2-3-2 (17, +3 from Sat), total elapsed pull-up […]

Strength Day \• January 25, 2011

the latest yokeage

Taking training day by day. Today (Tuesday morning) I found 40 minutes or so at the YMCA. JZ did “ok” in Child Watch there (meaning, he cried most of the time). I felt kinda guilty. We’ll keep trying. Plan today was to follow up last Tuesday’s bench press session, work on Pull-Ups, and skip the […]

Strength Day \• January 18, 2011

Squat and Press at the Y

Tuesday morning I had an awesome little visit to my local YMCA to take advantage of their recent acquisition: a squat cage. Mind you: not a Smith machine, those things blow. A proper cage integrating an adjustable squat rack with safety bars (that can safely be ignored, but that’s another story). Anyway, training and routine […]

Strength Day \• December 24, 2010

more fun at the MAC

I spent another morning with my dad at the Multnomah Athletic Club today. While I was warming up, I discovered, to my joy/embarrassment, that they do indeed have squat racks. They are tucked away in another corner of the huge fitness center room. I was super pleased and immediately changed my plans from working on […]

Workouts \• May 19, 2009

Bench and Row. PUC Skipped Day.

My trip to London has been great. I bought a one week membership at a little gym right on Belsize Park Gardens, about 2 blocks from Gadi and Mimi’s place. They have Concept II rowers and some crappy olympic weights, so I decided to do the WOD from the mainsite that was posted for Monday: […]

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