Paul Before and After Fitness Transformation

Before and After Weight Loss Transformation Photos

Welcome to our post about body transformation!  I am going to outline the 7 most important aspects to efficiently complete a weight loss transformation.  You’ll find training tips, programming tips, nutrition tips, and a complete list of all the supplements and foods I recommend. – Paul Roberts | Strength, Weight Loss and Mobility Coach

Multivitamin Weight Loss

Multivitamins and Weight Loss

Tip #1: Multivitamins For Weight Loss

Multivitamins Help Improve Weight Loss

Your metabolism will slow down if you are missing essential vitamins or minerals from your diet. In addition, Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies can increase inflammation levels, and decrease the body’s ability to repair tissue. Taking a multi-vitamin is easy, and it adds some insurance against missing an essential vitamin or mineral. Please keep in mind that taking a multivitamin is no substitute for getting your nutrition from whole food sources. Absorption from multivitamins can vary significantly.

Paul generally recommends the following 3 multivitamins for clients interested in weight loss or hypertrophy…

Weight Loss Nutrition Alexandria

🍰 Weight Loss Tips and Strategies for Diet and Nutrition Alexandria VA

Sand & Steel’s latest nutrition tips and strategies.  This blog post is dynamically updated as we discuss new nutrition tips and strategies based on the nutrition consultations our clients have at Sand & Steel (so bookmark it with CTRL D).  We cover topics like how much soy is too much?  Is artificial sugar really that bad?  Does the kind of tea I drink affect weight loss?  How to balance macros for improving body composition, etc.  With over 8 years of nutrition and weight loss in Alexandria VA, you’ll this is a very long post.

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss Plan

Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss Plan

Our customizable diet and weight loss programs for looking good, feeling good, and losing weight. Improve performance through our sustainable diet program focused on making smarter, healthier decision in restaurants and at home.  We include a complimentary InBody Scan with your nutrition session to track body fat loss and muscle mass gains.  We use the results from the InBody Body Composition Scan to adjust your diet and dial in the weight loss programming.

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Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

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. Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): Improve Flexibility and Strength at the End of Range of Motion
  5. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  6. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  7. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  8. RockTape FMT RockBlades Basic & Advanced: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Graston, and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  9. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  10. RockTape FMT RockPods Cupping: Cupping to Improve Tissue Regeneration and Release Entrapped Nerves
  11. RockTape FMT RockFloss: Voodoo Bands and Occlusion Band (RockFloss) Therapy to Loosen and Mobilize Tight Fascia
  12. Y-Balance Testing: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances for Functional Assessment
  13. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise Techniques
  14. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  15. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  16. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight Training Techniques
  17. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning Through Kettlebells
  18. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  19. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  20. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  21. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  22. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  23. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  24. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  25. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching
  26. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation
Zero Calorie Drinks

12 Healthy Zero Calorie Drinks

Twelve healthy zero calorie drinks + 15 drinks you should avoid for weight loss.  If you’ve been following Sand & Steel’s nutrition channel, you know that water is important for weight loss.  But sometimes water gets a little boring.  Here are 12 healthy zero calorie drinks to get your healthy and hydrated.

Nutrition Alexandria VA – 10 Rules that All Diets Follow

Nutrition Alexandria VA – 10 Rules that All Diets Follow. We surveyed the top 100 selling diets and compiled the top 10 rules that all diets follow.  Featuring a slide deck, infographics, 10 videos, and over 2000 words, this comprehensive article will help jump start your weight loss or muscle gain journey.

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The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide

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.

Sandbell and Weight Loss Program

Sandbell Sandbag Workout Program

Sandbell | Sandbag Workout

The Fast and the Fit.  Advanced Level.  High-Intensity Interval Training for Weight Loss.  10 unique, sweat drenching workouts that you can do anywhere.  Excellent for travel and hotels.

Home Workout Plans

Home Workout Plans

Pre-Built (Template) Workout Plans & Built-to-Order Custom workout plans.  Pre-Built workout plans are best for people on a tight budget that need a professionally written workout scaled to their level.  Built-to-order programs are great for people who have limited equipment, busy schedules, and/or free frequent business travel.  We build workout plans of all types for all level athletes.  Strength, Weight Loss, Mobility, Flexibility, Yoga, etc.

Personal Trainer Jobs Alexandria

Personal Trainer Job – Build Your Personal Trainer Career

Build Your Personal Trainer Career
We are passionate about helping people lose weight and move better.  We help clients improve strength through focused programs in power lifting and hypertrophy.  We improve clients balance and range of motion with our mobility programming.  And we have state of the art programming in weight loss and transformation style workouts.

What we need is you … Sand & Steel is helping more clients than ever, and we need more people on our team.

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Low Carb? Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs Explained

Paul explains how to analyze whether a carb is good, careful, or evil with 7 simple rules. Some carbs are good, some are bad, some are just plain evil when it comes to weight loss.  America’s food companies take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge with products like: diet soda, bean pasta, and “low carb” bread.  Are these reengineered carbs goods for weight loss? 

Personal Training Alexandria VA

Personal Training Sessions

Personal Training sessions may be used to book any type of session: Personal Training, Boxing, Yoga, Nutrition, Mobility, etc.  Your personal training program in Alexandria VA will be designed according to your goals and fitness level.   We will customize your program to help you move better, lose weight, build strength, etc.   We build our programs to improve your health first.  Looking better is a byproduct a healthy, good-moving body.  We work seniors & older adults, Retired Military, and people that need to lose 100+ pounds.  We specialize in helping people with mobility restrictions and previous injuries.  Weight loss programs, powerlifting, strength training for runners, we do it all.

Personal Trainer Certifications and Books

Personal Trainer Certifications and Books

Want to know what the best books on fitness and nutrition are? Here are 25 of Paul’s favorite books plus another 25 on his “to read” list.
Strength Training, Olympic Lifting, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Gymnastics, Mobility, Programming, Scaling and cueing, Anatomy

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Dawn Anderson Womens Strength Training

CrossFit, Mobility, and Personal Training • Alexandria VA

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Muscle Activation Techniques: Corrective Exercise and Therapy
  2. National Council on Strength and Fitness: Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  5. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  6. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  7. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  8. CrossFit Flexibility: Range of Motion and Flexibility
  9. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  10. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  11. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  12. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  13. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
CrossFit Alexandria VA Sand and Steel

CrossFit Classes Alexandria

CrossFit is a culture of teamwork and community.  CrossFit provides the standard of safe and effective movement worldwide.  CrossFit’s specialty courses and certifications provide the Gold Standard for certifications in the fitness industry.  CrossFit will kick your butt, and leave you asking for more

CrossFit Powerlifting Alexandria VA

Powerlifting Classes Alexandria

The Powerlifting class is about building strength. You’ll master the Bench Press, Squat, Standing Press, Deadlift, and many other time proven techniques to make you stronger. It’s addictive, as you surpass your previous records. If you want to be Strong, this is the class to take.

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Fit and 50 Pack for Seniors and Older Adults

The Fit and 50 Pack is a limited edition / discounted pack.  Sand & Steel is committed to supporting our clients in the over 50 demographic. With Fit and 50 you get 4 personal training sessions per month for 6 months.  Plus a free Sand & Steel Workout Journal to write down your workouts.

Top 7 Book on Fitness, Yoga, CrossFit

Books on Yoga Personal Training Mobility Strength CrossFit

I’ve been reading books on Yoga, CrossFit, and Movement for 10 years. Here is my review of the top 200 books on books on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Mobility and Personal Training. Study your craft. Treat personal training as a profession, and your clients will treat you like a professional. There is always more to learn.  

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Personal Trainer Pride Month LGBT

If you are a member of the LGBT community, you can save 15% percent with your personal trainer. 15% off with coupon code:  LGBT PRIDE  You can use the coupon on personal training, the Starter Pack, and/or our Pride Powerlifting Seminar.  Sand & Steel is celebrating Pride Month for our Gay and Lesbian clients.  Having a gym and a personal trainer that accepts you for who you are is important to making improvements. This article highlights some of our gay and lesbian clients plus some of our coaches who are part of our LGBT community

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