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 \• March 28, 2011

monday single support deadlifts and three amigos

I was in on Monday morning but the perennial left shoulder pain I’ve been experiencing was a limiting factor in both the Warm-Up (two reps of K2E and I was DONE) and in the WOD, and the strength portion was the dreaded single leg deadlift. Not my finest hour. Single Support Deadlifts and Ring Rows […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• October 20, 2010

Back At CFA

Strength 5 sets of combo shoulder press & push-press (2 x & 3 x). Result: (2 & 3) x 80 / (2 & 3) x 80 / (2 & 3) x 85 / (2 & 3) x 85 / (2 & 3) x 90. I went light, because of my left shoulder, which continues to […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 26, 2010

Overhead Squat and Normandy D-Day

Another solid strength day at CFA brought me a new 3 rep PR in overhead squat and a chance to “try out” one of the individual WODs from the upcoming CrossFit Games Southeast Regionals. And then, after that, I went and had minor outpatient surgery to remove a big-ole mole on my back. A lovely […]

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• May 7, 2010

Turkish Jeremy

6:07 on Jeremy (w/ 45# bar) and revisiting my 1 RM of 53 lbs on the Turkish Get Up. And the first day of a 30 hour fast.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• February 15, 2010

A Little Jeremy

Two weeks out from major surgery on my leg, I do some ring dips and pull-ups, and then a modified “little Jeremy.” The focus for me right now is on rehab, not aggressive progress in training. But I was feeling the aggression today anyway! Nice.

Cheat Days \• January 9, 2010

WOD Fail!

I tried and failed to work out on Saturday. Briefly, this post explains why.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• December 9, 2009

Shoulder Press and “Ellbell”

New PR in shoulder press 1 rep max (125 lbs) and a wicked good 5 rounds of 30 kettlebell swings and 15 knees to elbows, in 12:45.

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 20, 2009

Push and Cindyesque

Something like Cindy, and Push Press for Strength (new PR, 150 lbs).

CrossFit Asheville WODS \• November 18, 2009

The Staycation

Front squats, in which I got a new 3 rep max PR, followed by the WOD “Trip,” involving 21-15-9 Power Cleans and Box Jumps, in which I stumbled slowly through.

Strength Day \• November 17, 2009

Clean, Jerk, Deadlift

First of my new program of Tuesday Strength Days. I set a new PR in Clean and Jerk at 140 lbs, and did work sets in Deadlift at 225 lbs.

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