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.

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Personal Trainer Certification Mentorship Lessons Wide

Personal Trainer Certification: 9 Mentorship Lessons

One of the greatest values I can provide you as a mentor is the ability to see ahead what you cannot.  To help prepare you for the challenges that lay ahead.  To set you on the right course so that you may improve.  To be a source support when you make mistakes.  And to be Relentless is demanding that you improve.

Yoga Poses and Yoga Asanas

Yoga Poses and Yoga Asanas – Building a Yoga Practice

I enjoy teaching and practicing: Bikram Yoga, Rocket Yoga, Astanga Yoga, and Hatha Yoga. These are some of the latest asanas and poses I have been practicing. Through yoga, I have vastly improved my strength, lost weight, and drastically improved my flexibility. I especially love teaching inversions, arm balances, and handstands.

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Senior Fitness and Senior Exercises

Senior Fitness Assessment For Senior Exercises

At Sand & Steel, the majority of my clients are 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.  It becomes harder 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.

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TRX Suspension Trainer Seminar

TRX Suspension Trainer Seminar

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.

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.

Lower Back and Core Workshop

Core and Lower Back. Strength & Mobility Workshop.

Core and Lower Back.  Strength & Mobility Workshop.  Lower back can be very painful and it’s very challenging to treat.   Saturday June 9, 2018 @ 11:00-1:00PM .  Methods and techniques for improving strength and mobility in the core lower back.  Alignment and Execution of Corrective Exercises and Stretches. Get Ticket

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Personal Trainer Gay Pride Month LGBT

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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Shoulder Mobility Stretches and Rotator Cuff Exercises Square

Shoulder Injury and Rotator Cuff Exercises

Whether you have a shoulder injury like an impingement or need stability exercises for your rotator cuff, the key to helping you get better is strengthening the weakened muscle and mobilizing the relevant fascia.  Here are 10 amazing Shoulder Rotator Cuff Exercises and Stretches that you can do with your personal trainer.

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Cable Flys Chest Flys Functional Trainer

Cable Flys Variations and Exercise Tips

In this article, we will be discussing the chest fly.  We’ll be covering several variations such as Low to Mid Cable Flys, Neutral Grip Cable Flys, Pronated Grip Cable Flys, and 1 Arm Cable Flys.  We’ll also compare the Standing Chest Fly and Seated Chest Fly.  Finally, we will discuss the role of Pectoris Major and Pectoris Minor in Cable Flys.

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Fitness Assessment Square

Fitness Assessment: Building Biomechanics for Weight Lifting

The Sand & Steel Fitness Assessment has been constantly developed and refined since we opened our doors in 2014.  We have done thousands of these fitness assessments over the course of five years.  Here’s what we’ve learned and how we use the Fitness Assessment to build client specific programs.

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Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment

Brute Force Sandbag Exercise Equipment

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.

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MWOD Certification Review

MWOD Certification Review Movement & Mobility 101

The MWOD Certification Review by Paul on Movement & Mobility 101.  Kelly Starrett’s Movement & Mobility certification is my fifth certification in mobility.  Here’s my review of the certification, plus a list of new things I learned from the man himself, Kelly Starrett.

If you are a mobility and movement coach, the MWOD Movement and Mobility Certification is a must have. Yes, it will take some work to finish, but it will help you become a better personal trainer.  You will be able to take care of your athletes better and keep them moving safely for years to come.

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Swaying Palm Tree Pose - Tiryak Tala-Vrikshasana (front) Private Yoga Lessons

Standing Yoga Poses Part 2

Standing Yoga Poses Part 2

The Standing Yoga Poses from the Crescent family (indudalasana) may be used to mobilize the obliques and lats.  Single leg variations are also useful for building balance.  The asanas (poses) shown in this article help mobilize the spine both from a side bend and various extensions.

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Rent Massage Space Alexandria VA

Rent Massage Space Alexandria VA

Professional and private massage therapy room available for rent in Old Town Alexandria.  If you are looking to Rent Massage Space in Alexandria VA, this is the place to check out.  We offer free or discounted rents with massage trades, access to our client network to help you get started, plus utilities and taxes included.

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Personal Trainer for Seniors

Personal Trainer for Seniors

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.

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Transformation Story – Giselle

Most Improved Athlete in March

We wanted to congratulate Giselle on all of her surpassing many of her personal records in our Transformation I program.  Her improvement on this workout was about 25% overall in just 4 weeks.  Her tenacious efforts and discipline helped edge out her competitors for our March Athlete of the Month.  Congratulations Giselle!

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Mobility Training vs Personal Training vs Physical Therapy vs Massage vs Chiropractic Care

Mobility Training vs Personal Training vs Physical Therapy vs Massage vs Chiropractic Care  

Heard about Mobility Training?  Not really sure what it is, or whether it’s helpful for you?  Maybe you are considering seeing a physical therapist or a personal trainer?  This article compares Mobility Training to a number of different body mechanics specialties.

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TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises

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.

The TRX Suspension Trainer and the TRX Rip Trainer are essential pieces of equipment at Sand & Steel Fitness.  TRX has done an amazing job on the build quality for these pieces of equipment.  We’ve had TRX equipment in our gym for years, and it doesn’t wear down.  The Suspension Trainer and Rip Trainer are great for conditioning, core, twist, recovery, and mobility.  It’s also very safe for deconditioned clients and makes for excellent scaling of movements like the lunge and squat.  The Suspension Trainer can be used effectively for various stretches and Yoga Asanas.  Between easy portability and a ton of unique exercises, the TRX Suspension and Rip Trainer are a must have for any gym. 

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