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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Workouts \• July 20, 2012

just a little something on a friday

Friday of Week III (July 20). I did what I could today, out in the grey drizzle, late on a Friday afternoon. I skipped Chin-Ups and Dips, mainly because I was so in dread of them, the thought of them made my forearms ache and my mind go dark. I figured, one session subtracted from […]

Workouts \• July 13, 2012

sandy

Friday combined sand work and weightlifting. By the end of the day my entire body was shaking, shredded, exhausted. My “warm-up” properly speaking was about two hours of moving wheelbarrows full of sand up the berm, and digging a deep sandy hole and building a huge sand pile with the kids down on the beach. […]

Outdoor Recreation \• July 6, 2012

heavy day three

Wow the third day of week I of Summer Surf Safari 2012 was super active and heavy. I was dragging by the end, and ravenous. It was Friday, and Johnny C arrived. I extended by eating and drinking window by 2.5 hours to 10:30 and had a bunch of carby crap and EtOH at the […]

Strength Day \• September 28, 2011

wednesday squats and an update on my shoulder pain

Week VII, Workout B. Feeling much more rested on Wednesday I got up super early (4:30 am) and made it to the gym by about 5:20; got most of my workout in before Mike and Lauren arrived. Warm Up: Row 500m, Res: 7, s/m: 16-18, Time: 2:10; Jump-Rope about 200 single unders; Hip/Leg Mobility. Squats […]

Active Rest \• September 24, 2011

monday “active rest” becomes a “workout”

So, I wrecked myself over the weekend, with “cheating” and “drinkin” and “stayin up late” and that continued into Sunday night, as we sat up with some lovely “long weekend” house guests late into the evening. I maintain that lively conversation with friends, at table, with wine… that is the definition of the good life. […]

Strength Day \• July 24, 2011

sunday deads, squats, cleans, etc.

Sunday afternoon, in the driveway at “Arch Cape Strength and Conditioning,” I completed the following workout. It made me feel fat and sluggish and weak, but I did it. Almost a week had elapsed since my last barbell workout. Too much time. This workout had slightly more total volume than the last, but other than […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• June 19, 2011

monday at CFA

Monday AM at 6:00 I dragged myself to the old standby workout session at CrossFit Asheville, a workout combining push-press, box jumps, kettlebell swings, and finishing with a high-rep barbell metcon including hang power cleans, front squats, and push presses again. Push-Press: 4 x 45 / 4 x 75 / 4 x 95 / 4 […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 6, 2011

friday hang power clean crazy

Friday morning Hang Power Clean 3 rep PR tie (at 145 lbs) and a huge workout of 5 rounds of 3 minute AMRAP 5 Hang Power Cleans (at 115 lbs) and 30 Single Unders (or 10 double unders, I did singles) w/ 3 minute rest and mobility work between rounds. I also hit a new […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• April 5, 2011

monday hpc’s, neck press, plus running with c & j’s

Monday morning, after a night of not too bad sleep, such as it was, I made it to the 6:00 am class at CFA, rested, fasted, caffeinated… and I thought the plan for the WOD looked good. It turned out to be good, leaving me sore, tired, hungry, and satisfied all day. Hang Power Cleans […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• December 8, 2010

ninjas getting ready…

At the 6:00 am workout with CFA this morning, the would be ninjas were preparing for Saturday’s contest in badassery… I was there, jack3d up and fed with my aminos and creatine and shit (that’s for you Brian). I also used a chemical sleep aid last night (zolpidem, but who’s counting) in an effort at […]

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