Workouts \• August 17, 2011
If you are in to powerlifting, strength training, CrossFit, or weightlifting, what exercises or workouts would you do if you had only one arm, or had lost the use of one arm for 4-5 months? Post ideas to comments.
Reading List \• May 15, 2011
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 [...]
Strength Day \• May 11, 2011
Wednesday AM I did an OPT assessment session with coach Corey. It was interesting, and I learned a few things about myself. Although the training stimulus was real enough (involving deadlifts, back squats, and bench presses, plus a number of auxiliary lifts) I won’t record all my numbers here (I have them in a Google [...]
Rest Days \• December 7, 2010
I’m excited to be one of what would appear to be nearly 200 competitors at the upcoming Carolina Fitness Challenge. I’m in the master’s category, athlete #201, and I’m one of the 5 over 40 athletes from CrossFit Asheville who are headed down to Durham this week. CFA is poised to dominate the master’s category, [...]
Health Reports \• March 19, 2010
My bloodwork has improved greatly this year. I’m fit as a fiddle, according to the numbers.
Health Reports \• January 6, 2010
It seemed like it was time to put the old program to bed, and to make up a new program. All hail the new program!
Health Reports \• November 11, 2009
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.
Reflections \• November 9, 2009
As I enter the last week of my second cycle through the “new plan” (aka the “Never on a School Night” plan), I pause to reflect on, to analyze, and to assess the measurements I have made in the process of my training.
The Zone \• November 2, 2009
Close readers of this blog know that I use Barry Sears’ “Zone” diet system as the foundation of my eating plan. And that, like many CrossFitters who are into the Zone, I eat a high-fat version of the diet. In this post I break down my thinking about how much I am eating, when I eat it, and why.