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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Reading List \• May 15, 2011

slosh pipes and programming for olympic lifting crossfitters

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 […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• September 8, 2009

Atlantis Revisited

Deadlifts and “Atlantis.” New PRs, but concerns about proper form send me in a new direction.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• August 28, 2009

Po-Mo Fran (Our Lady Micah)

There are many ways to work on Fran. Here’s one of them. Also, a PR push-press day.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• August 25, 2009

Thrusters Up!

My first Tuesday WOD gets shortened by scheduling issues, but I still set a 3 RM Thruster PR.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• August 21, 2009

Delirium Tremens

CrossFit Asheville does the Hero WOD “D.T.,” again. I use 105#. This is up from 95# in April. I am making my way slowly towards the Rx’d 155#.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• August 17, 2009

Going Ape

After a decent, but short sleep, and a one block breakfast, I got to CFA by about ten minutes to six for the WOD, totally clueless about what to expect. It was fun. SO GREAT TO BE BACK. Warm-Up Running H-Drills with side shuffles, low and high karaoke steps, etc. Stretching. Squats (15), Chest to […]

Workouts \• July 20, 2009

Old Iron Balls

A “rest day,” with respect to surfing (which basically means my wife asked me to stay home today and help with Lena), nevertheless I got in a killer WOD, based on two recent CrossFit Asheville WODS, from today (Monday, July 20th, 2009) and from Saturday (July 18th). Warm-Up Jump Rope (x20), Push-Ups (10), Jump-Rope (x40), […]

Workouts \• July 3, 2009

Level Headed (CrossFit Seattle)

Gosh I slept terribly last night — tossing and turning, looking for comfort — and little nephew Hugo got up at 4:00 am and started playing on the floor RIGHT ABOVE where we were sleeping. So I guess I got between 4 and 6 hours total sleep… I’m not sure. 1 block breakfast, and off […]

Workouts \• July 2, 2009

The Winged M

This post actually concerns my workout from yesterday. It was a nice day in Portland. I got a decent amount of sleep, about 7 hours in total (one waking), but I did take a sleep aid, so that helped. My Dad and I rode bikes up to the Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC). The MAC is […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• June 26, 2009

“No Limits”

Played poker last night with my whiskey-swilling, cigarette-smoking, pizza-scarfing comrades in vice, and I managed to escape with minimal damage (certainly no cigarettes, only two shots of whiskey, and only one slice of Papa John’s Meat Lover’s Pizza — call it a mini-cheat; it did not appreciably throw off the day’s totals). Went to bed […]

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