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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Reflections \• October 13, 2009


I get to thinking about the purpose of it all. Is striving ultimately meaningless? Is work futile? Or should we embrace our absurd isolation in this universe as the greatest of all possible challenges: to progress.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• August 29, 2009


A killer WOD in which I lifted 7,125 pounds overhead and ran 1.25 miles in 21:21. But Daniel appears to have done even more work, in fewer rounds. It’s a puzzle.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 4, 2009

Front Squat, PUC Day 4

Decent sleep but not enough; low calorie day yesterday. One block breakfast (egg and grapefruit) before workout. Front Squats 6:00 am. CrossFit Asheville WOD: find five rep max for front squat. My workout: 10 x 20 kg bar 5 x 40 kg 5 x 50kg 5 x 54.535 kg (20 kg bar + 30 kg […]

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