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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CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 28, 2009

Push Back

Training Cycle: Week 4/6 (Work Week)Dietary Cycle: Week 1/3 (Building)Daily Calorie Target: 3350 (Zone “blocks:” approx 23 pro/cho [161 g / 207 g], 69 fat [207 g])Second WOD of this Week My sleep was horrible. Not sure why. Probably I should cut back on TV and computer after the dinner hour. 1 block breakfast, coffee, […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 2, 2009

Our Hansen

We practice the Snatch, and I hit 70 lbs. then we all return to “In Honor of SSG Hansen,” a CrossFit Asheville version of one of the main-site Hero WODs, previously done on May 5th, 2009, involving Burpees, Kettlebell Swings, and Sit-Ups. Our WOD is considerably less brutal than the original Hero WOD, but still quite challenging.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 11, 2009

"Big James." PUC Day 9.

Coming off of 1.5 days of rest. But last night I had trouble falling asleep, and was wakeful. Slept perhaps 5 hours total between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am. One block breakfast (egg, 2/5 banana, coffee). Headed in to CrossFit Asheville for the 6:00 am workout. Warm-Up Various agility drills (shuffles, hops, and pose running). […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• January 7, 2009


6:00 am workout. Randy, the coach at CrossFitAsheville, made this up.  Officially this was a CrossFit “rest day,” but Randy knew he had a few people in their late 30′s and early 40′s who needed a good, aptly named workout.  The workout space is cool. Randy likes good dance and alt-rock music, and I find […]

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