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 \• November 16, 2012

End of Cycle III Workouts (Oct. 29 to Nov. 16)

I still use this blog, just to track my workouts. But seriously, it’s a pain these days just to find the time to record my workouts here. That’s how busy I am. I’ve been keeping a workout log for years now. I’m over the thrill of it. I do this because consistency pays off and […]

Workouts \• June 6, 2012

so there wednesday

Didn’t get the sleep or rest I needed Tuesday, for coming into Wednesday. Tuesday I did a probably 4 mile walk and then the kids were up all night, it seems, including from 3:00 am on, until I rose at 4:45. I was not grumpy, however. I hit my small goal (did my burpees, presses, […]

Outdoor Recreation \• February 13, 2012

monday after monday

Got up early arrived early did a bunch of stuff that on paper doesn’t read like much. Warmed up for a few minutes on the airdyne, did just a bit of additional stretching, and then proceeded to try to go heavy. Didn’t go entirely as planned. Most of these sets were done interspersed with one […]

Strength Day \• February 3, 2012

also work fridays

I have a head cold. But show up at 5:15 am at ASC anyway. I warmed up for about 20 minutes. Then Squats: 5 x 45 / 5 x 157.5 / 3 x 205 / 1 x 225 / 7 x 3 x 230. Romanian Deadlift: 10 x 45 / 3 x 10 x 145. […]

Workouts \• December 21, 2011

there’s no creative name for just another workout

Wednesday afternoon my dad took me with him to the MAC again. I love this old club for no good reason. CrossFitters only pretend they are “eleeet” athletes. At this club they live “eleeet,” though not in an athletic sense. I think they imagine themselves the elite of Portland’s social life. The only elite level […]

Strength Day \• December 9, 2011

friday fry

Friday, Dec. 9th, 2011. Got started early, right around 5:00 am. Probably had about one hour less sleep than I needed. I think that hurt me on the squats (see below). warm-up C2 1250 meters easy pace (about 5:22 total time) mobility Hips, Hams, Quads, Calves, Ankles, Shoulders, Forearms, Wrists training squat 2 x 5 […]

Workouts \• December 7, 2011

dead wed

I overcame a vicious night of caring for small sick JZ, to show up at 5:00 am for my regular workout. My left shoulder is killing me! Killing me. From Yoga on Monday. Damn yoga. Between that and my lack of sleep I had my excuse for skipping conditioning today. My 20 lbs per week […]

Strength Day \• November 16, 2011

hump day follies

Wed. Nov. 16th, 2011 Warm-Up: AirDyne Mobility: Hips, Hams, Quads, Calves, Ankles, Shoulders, Forearms, Wrists Deadlifts (w/ fat grip bar): 5 x 70 / 5 x 110 / 3 x 140 / 2 x 160 / 1 x 180 / 3 x 200, F on 4 / 8 x 2 x 160 lbs. This was […]

Workouts \• November 11, 2011

creeping back up

Went to ASC early this morning, about 5:10 am, and got my squat on! After a brief hiatus, and a little reset, now the weight is starting to creep back up. Sleep is a problem lately, because the kids are sick. Heck, I am sick. As of today it’s been three weeks of coughing, hacking, […]

Conditioning \• November 9, 2011

the second goal

In recent months, it’s always the same. Wednesdays are my deadlifting days. And now, having just yesterday settled some issues with help from Andrew G — who convinced me that I really have only two goals: first squat 300 and second deadlift 400 — it seems that Wednesday deadlift days are a fundamental part of […]

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