Yoga for Strength Athletes & Powerlifters

Yoga for Strength Athletes & Powerlifters

This post is designed for two types of readers.  Strength athletes — men and women that want to do yoga to gain range of motion and flexibility.  It’s a wake-up call to all those bendy, skinny yoga teachers who struggle working with strength athletes.  For my fellow yoga teachers, I’ll warn you that some of comments in this post will be a shock to you.  I know you don’t have many people like me in your classes, and you should be wondering why.  This post is all about the #blindprejudice some yoga teachers have against strength athletes and powerlifters.

Yoga Classes Alexandria VA Alignment 88 Base Pose Class

Yoga Alexandria Alignment 88 Class

Our Yoga Alignment 88 Class focuses on teaching and mastering the 88 base poses of yoga. Each base pose has 10-20 variations. We systematically find the best variation for you during the yoga classes. We start with the base pose, and we scale up or down so that you have a perfectly scaled pose to your unique body.

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.

Pedestal Workout Socks Yoga Socks

Socks for Workouts and Yoga

Pedestal Socks For Workouts and Yoga.

Grippy, antibacterial, sweat wicking. These Gym Socks feature an open Toe Box that allows for maximum toe splay. Grippy bottom so that you don’t slide. Anti-bacterial lining. Mesh weave on the top of the foot for enhanced breathability and athletic fit. Increased durability in the toe and heel with our upgraded abrasion resistant thread.

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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Yoga Classes

Yoga Vinyasa Flow Classes

Our Yoga classes utilize vinyasa-style yoga (flow-based).   In our Alexandria VA studio, we have classes featuring specific skill work: e.g. Standing Balance, Backbend, Forward Fold, Arm Balance, Hip Opener, Core Strength, Twists, or Inversions.  Other classes utilize the Bikram style sequencing, Asthanga sequencing, Iyengar sequencing, or Rocket style sequencing.  Modifications are provided for newer yogis.

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.

Yoga Flows Yoga Poses Asanas

Yoga Poses, Yoga Flows, and Asanas for Strength & Power Athletes

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.

Yoga Adjustment Private Yoga Lessons

Yoga Adjustment to Improve your Health

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.

CrossFit Newsletter on Mobility, Yoga, Nutrition, & Strength

CrossFit Newsletter on Mobility, Yoga, Nutrition, & Strength

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

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…

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.

Personal Trainer Senior Older Adult Fit and 50 (dawn)

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.

Social Media Influencers Discount

Social Media Influencers Discount

Social Media Influencers Save 25% Per Session

Want 25% off your next session?  Here’s how to use your social network to get 25% off your next Personal Training, Nutrition, Mobility, or Yoga Session.

LGBT Pride Pack

Pride Pack Sale.  30 Sessions of your choice.  Mix and match.  Personal Training, Nutrition, Mobility, Boxing, or Yoga.

Paul Roberts. Personal Trainer & Mobility Coach

Owners Training

With over 25 Personal Training and Mobility Certifications … you simply can’t hire a more experienced personal trainer. If you want the most improvement per session, step up to Owners Personal Training.

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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