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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Conditioning \• November 19, 2011

sick days

Wasn’t going to work out on Saturday. Because I was feeling like death. Pretty sick, really. No sleep the night before, at all. Abused in body mind and spirit. But there I was at open gym. Alone. All alone. And although it had been a freezing morning, by about 10:00 am it was warming up, […]

Rest Days \• November 1, 2011

missing days

It would be week XII. But I missed workout A. Looks like I’ll miss workout B tomorrow AM too. It means I fall behind on my projected squat linear progression, and being a super novice, I don’t even know how to deal with that programming issue. My doctor ruled out pneumonia. Which is good. And […]

Cheat Days \• November 1, 2009

Halloween Weekend Rests and Cheats

Saturday, Halloween, was a rest and a cheat day. Sunday is a rest day and a weigh in day. Time to assess the damage and/or successes of the week.

Health Reports \• July 23, 2009

Must be something I ate…

OOOF… was it the lovely dinner of fresh Dungeness crab chowder, or the bread and butter, or the homemade Ginger Ice cream, or was it the cabbage and beef ribs? or was it the remnants of the package of cultured Cottage Cheese from two weeks ago that I found in my fridge and then ate […]

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