CrossFit for Beginners. The nine fundamental exercises for learning CrossFit. Videos, cues, scaling options, and full technical description. The 9 Fundamental Movements are key exercises that CrossFit teaches and reinforces in it’s level I and level II training courses. To CrossFitters, these are your bread-butter exercises. Here’s how to do these 9 exercises, why you should do them, beginner scaling options, and Paul’s top cues so you can perform them correctly.
The article also explains why one of these exercises probably should be replaced, and which exercise is the most underappreciated. Finally, Paul finishes with a list of the Top 16 CrossFit that aren’t in the Nine Fundamental Exercises. Giving you a total of 25 CrossFit Exercises to learn and master.
CrossFit Front Squats. What they are, why you need them, and how to master them. The Front Squat is a weight lifting gem from Olympic lifting and embraced in CrossFit. It combines convenience, efficiency, and functionality. It’s one of Paul’s 10 essential exercises. Here’s everything you need to know about the Front Squat.
Huevos Rancheros is the Mexican variation of the traditional American breakfast. Instead of ham, bacon, eggs, and pancakes, huevos rancheros features eggs, tortillas, beans, and salsa. Our recipe removes all of the unhealthy elements, balances out the macros, and makes this a healthy breakfast knockout. Plus it tastes awesome and is super simple to make.
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.
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.
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.
High bar Barbell Back Squat — 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury. This overview discusses techniques to properly generate core bracing to help prevent lower back pain. This article includes video demonstrations on key squat faults such as “butt winking” and “broken wrist faults.”
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.
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.
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Paul on Yoga. Through my practice of Yoga, I have mastered techniques like the handstand and forearms balances. Yoga has brought me strength that I could never develop from weight lifting alone. When I teach private yoga, I customize the lesson to the individual. Unlike other teachers who force you to conform to their program, we write a program designed for you.
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
An in-depth review of the Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment + access to our full database on Sandbag Exercises. We’ll be reviewing the Brute Force Brand Sandbag and comparing it to its close competitors Ultimate Sandbag and the Rogue Sandbag. Our Exercise Database features exercises and techniques (over 15 videos). Finally, we cover one of our favorite workouts 📺 using the Brute Force Sandbag.
Practicing yoga is a deeply intimate, personal experience, which is why many people choose to start a home practice. This is where you get to be one with your body. It’s a place to move into the breath and release tension in the muscles that so easily gather throughout your days. To really let go, though, you need a little help from someone else; you need a yoga adjustment.
Personal Training for Seniors and Older Adults Program. Everyday we work hard for the seniors in Alexandria VA to help them move better and live their life without limitations. Whether your goals are combating arthritis through joint distraction to preventing bone loss through functional strength training, we are going to build an age-appropriate program for you. We help clients improve aerobic capacity, increase engagement with neuromuscular activation, and build strength through compound movement patterns.
This articles highlights some of our older adult clients and includes their comments on what they had to say about their custom, one-on-one personal training programs.
An in-depth review of the TRX Suspension Trainer + access to our full database on TRX Suspension Trainer exercises and techniques (over 30 videos). Full comparison against the Jungle Gym and CrossCore 180. Exercise videos demonstrating Conditioning, Balance, Core, Strength, and Corrective Exercises for the TRX Suspension Trainer.