Trigger Point Mobility Pack

TriggerPoint™ Mobility Pack

Roll through muscle tension and enhance circulation with this foam roller.

Use the ball to target areas where you want deeper tissue compression.

The strap makes it easy to take it with you wherever you go.

Lacrosse Ball for Mobility Massage

Lacrosse Balls for Mobility

Lacrosse Balls for Mobility.  High end medium hard rubber lacrosse balls for working out tight muscles.  A must have tool for mobilty and travel.

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Stretching for Olympic Weightlifting – Mobility is power!

Reading Time: 6 minutes Mobility = POWER! If your body isn’t capable of getting in the right angles and positions, it will obstruct the natural trajectory of the barbell, which is STRAIGHT UP! In this article we will go through a set of stretching exercises that will improve your weightlifting. This set of stretching excercises is a “Swiss Army Knife” that every lifter should always have with them.

Mobility Nutrition Strength Newsletter

Newsletter on Mobility, Nutrition, & Strength

Reading Time: 1 minute The Sand & Steel Newsletter is written by Personal Trainers for Personal Trainers.  Our articles feature in-depth curated content on Mobility, Nutrition, and Strength.  Our Mission is simple: provide the best written, research based articles on personal training and fitness available.  Newsletter subscriptions are open to current clients, personal trainers, and those aspiring to improve their health and fitness.

Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, and Guided Partner Stretching

Mobility vs Flexibility vs Yoga vs Stretching

Reading Time: 15 minutes Paul breaks down the differences between mobility, flexibility, yoga, and stretching in careful detail.  Without sufficient mobility you cannot be all that you wish to be.  This applies whether your chosen craft is golf, strength training, CrossFit, or endurance running.  You are not as efficient as a runner, you are more likely to get injured as a golfer, and will be slower in CrossFit. Here’s how to improve your mobility…

Mobility and Flexibility

Sample Mobility Workout Template

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mobility helps improve range of motion of tight joints and muscles, and it helps stabilize and strength areas that have too much range.  This article demonstrates provides two example exercise routines for people needing additional range of motion in the hips, ankles, and thorasic spine.  Plus you’ll find numerous linked articles at the bottom covering all topics associated with stretching, stabilization, yoga, and mobility.

Core and Lower Mobility

Movement, Mobility, Corrective Exercise & Flexibility

Our Mobility Sessions are designed to help you move better. We test your movement, and determine what is not moving well. We analyze how you compensate when you lift, turn, or step. We figure out what causes your pain, decreases your performance, or limits your range of motion. And we fix it with tools and techniques like corrective exercise Mobility WOD, Scraping (Graston), Kinetic Taping, FMS, and More.

Mobility Training is about learning to move better. Why do you need Mobility Training?  It’s because improvement begins and ends with good, quality movement.

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Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

Reading Time: 8 minutes

CrossFit, Yoga, Mobility, and Personal Training • Alexandria VA

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  5. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen
  6. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  7. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  8. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  9. RockTape FMT Blades Basic & Advanced: Gua Sha, Graston, and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  10. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  11. Y-Balance: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances
  12. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  13. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  14. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  15. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  16. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  17. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  18. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  19. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  20. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching
  21. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  22. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  23. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation
Barefoot Functional Training vs Lifting in Running Shoes

Barefoot Functional Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes What sneakers and shoes are best for weight lifting and functional training?  Is it safe to wear running sneakers for lifting weights?  Is Barefoot Lifting Healthy for your feet?  Get the answers to these questions and more.

Yoga Grip Socks Workouts

Great Soles Grip Yoga Socks

Great Soles Yoga Gripper Socks

Excellent for personal training, mobility, and yoga.  These socks have a grippy bottom that protects against slipping.  They are very light breathable socks.

Starter Pack Pro

Starter Pack Pro Checkout

Personal Trainer Starter Pack

The Starter Pack is the best package to buy when you starting out at Sand & Steel. In the Starter Pack, we’ll design and implement a training plan based on your specific goals. The Starter Pack includes a consult, assessment, nutrition, personal training, yoga, and more. The Starter Pack is appropriate for all athletes: beginners, varsity athletes, active military, seniors, and older adults. 30 or 40 something and completely out of shape? Perfect … this is the package you need.

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The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide

Reading Time: 7 minutes A Curated List of Effective Workouts, Weight Loss Tips, and Lifehacks to help you Get Healthy and Stay Healthy. The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide covers every personal training, yoga, nutrition, lifestyle, and health topic for all people.  It contains every secret, life-hack, and shortcut.  After two hours of Googling, you finally found it.  The Roadmap, Landmark Guide to Get Healthy Stay Healthy.

Functional Movement Screen

FMS Functional Movement Screen YBT Y-Balance Test

Reading Time: 7 minutes Looking to improvement performance? Want to learn which exercises can help you movement better? Don’t treat the pain, find the source with FMS and YBT. Functional Movement Screen and Y Balance Tests are our state-of-art Movement Screening Systems.  They are like a X-Ray into all your muscle weaknesses. If there is in imbalance – we’ll find it and show you how to fix it.

Senior Fitness and Senior Exercises

Senior Fitness Assessment For Senior Exercises

Reading Time: 13 minutes At Sand & Steel, the majority of my clients are seniors in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. Most people start feeling the effects of aging in their mid-thirties, but by age 50 they really start to notice a change.  As an older adult, it is to lose weight, injuries heal slower, and energy levels generally decline. If you are going to be working with clients in this age population, you’ll need to know how to perform a senior fitness assessment.  Here’s how it should be done.

Yoga Iyengar- Standing Bow Pose - Dancer - Natarajasana

Yoga Private Lessons in Alexandria

One-on-one sessions allow us to craft the yoga flows and asanas to your unique goals and improve your weaknesses.  Build range of motion, balances, and dramatically improve recovery with our private yoga sessions.  We offer customized sessions based on Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Rocket, Iyengar, Yin, and Animal Flow.

TRX Suspension Trainer Seminar

TRX Suspension Trainer Seminar

Reading Time: 3 minutes TRX Suspension Trainer Programming, Workouts, and Scaling. During the Seminar, we’ll teach you how to perform over 20 TRX exercises such as the atomic pushup and the TRX Pike. We’ll cover scaling options and cover points of performance for safe execution of these exercises. The seminar will feature a detailed comparison of the TRX Suspension Trainer against its closest rivals (Olympic Rings and Jungle Gym Trainer.) We’ll be covering common movement faults and how to use the TRX Suspension Trainer Safely.

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