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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Health Reports \• August 13, 2011

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Concerning my diet on Aug. 11th, 12th, and 13th, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I could and should refer to this three day stretch as “Days of Gluten,” since, as it happens, I ate a gluten-filled meal for dinner each of the days. On each of these days I ate very low carb from breakfast until […]

Cheat Days \• July 24, 2011

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This entry covers Tuesday July 19th to Sunday, July 24th. Most of this week constituted a real vacation for me. After the visit from Danny, Anya, and family, during which we were (I was) only pretty bad, we had Ben, Deb, and family in town… and I was really bad. Vacation style eating, more of […]

Cheat Days \• July 8, 2011

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Friday July 8th 2011 Lousy sleep and only 11 hours of fasting under my belt when I ate breakfast at 8:30 am: Coffee w/ half half 3 eggs fried in butter Leftover kale greens made w/ onion, olive oil and salt Fried leftover russet potato (a couple of oz) Sausage patties (maybe 3 oz) Two […]

Cheat Days \• July 1, 2011

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Been pretty good today, so far… not counting the refined grain products in my lunch. Coffee w/ half and half before breakfast Breakfast about 8:30 am: 3 egg and sausage omelette fried in butter, cantaloupe Coffee w/ half and half while grading. Lunch about 12:30 pm: large cod fish and chip […]

Cheat Days \• June 29, 2011

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I stopped eating about 11:00 pm on Tuesday. On Wednesday… Wednesday, June 29th, 2011. Yeah. I ignored my food journal all day on Wednesday, and have left the recording of what I ate until now, Thursday morning. Even though this post is published on Wednesday, I am actually writing it Thursday morning. One of the […]

Nutrition \• June 28, 2011

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The fast from day six, with which Tuesday started, was going to be longer than normal anyway, to help me overcome jet-lag more quickly, by resetting my eating clock to west-coast time. But it grew extra prolonged as I refrained from eating, thinking that I would be eating breakfast out. By 8:00 am it was […]

Health Reports \• June 26, 2011

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Sunday, June 26th, 2011 Coffee w/ heavy cream… and skipped breakfast, except I did have some grapes. Around 8:00 am I did about a 20 minute walk pushing the stroller with James. Beautiful day. Weight in mid-morning: 194.5 lbs About 11:30 pm: a big tablespoon of peanut butter and some bites of sausage. About 12:00 […]

Cheat Days \• June 25, 2011

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Saturday June 25th 2011 Woke up bloated and distended from Friday night’s binge eating session. Breakfast (about 8:00 am): 3 scrambled eggs, 5 strips of bacon. Coffee w/ heavy cream. Morning coffee (about 11:00 am): coffee w/ half half No lunch, alas. At work from 12:30 to 3:30 Sparkling water in the afternoon. At the […]

Cheat Days \• June 24, 2011

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In a war, you can’t expect to win every battle. And so, perhaps it will not shock readers to learn that I lost the battle of Friday. Actually, it was worse than losing a battle. My troops completely surrendered and burned an effigy of their general. But I will return… with renewed resolve. After I […]

Health Reports \• June 23, 2011

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Thursday 23 Jun 2011 After 8:00 am: Coffee w/ half half and coffee w/ heavy cream 2 eggs fried sauteed spinach (about 1 cup) fritter of ripe banana, coconut flour, egg & butter 2 pieces of sausage 2 strips of bacon Around 12:00 pm: bite of leftover pancake 1/2 leftover sausage spoon full of almond […]

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