Healthy Huevos Rancheros

Healthy Huevos Rancheros Recipe

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.

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Nutrition Alexandria VA – 10 Rules that All Diets Follow

Nutrition Alexandria VA.  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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Q&A Fitness, Personal Training, Yoga, Nutrition, Mobility, & Therapy

Q&A Fitness, Personal Training, Yoga, Nutrition, Mobility, & Therapy

Our New Question and Answer Facebook Group is now open.  Get your fitness, nutrition, yoga, mobility, weightloss, strength programming, and personal training questions answered!  Already a personal traininer or nutrition coach? Help us answer answer user questions and get your name out to people that need your help.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

IASTM Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization – Myofascial Release Tools and Graston Scraping Techniques

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  A beginner’s guide to what it is, how it works, and which tools to pick.

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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.

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Functional Movement Screen

FMS Functional Movement Screen YBT Y-Balance Test

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.

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Designing Beginner Workout Plans

Designing Beginner Workout Plans

This article is designed for personal trainers looking to get better at writing and designing beginner workout plans.  More specifically, this video post discusses how to design functional strength training workouts for beginners.

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10X Strength and Conditoining Workout

10X Strength and Conditioning

10is a Strength and Conditioning Workout which we scaled for beginners, intermediate, advanced, and expert level athletes.  If you are looking for a gym that you can workout twice a week to get you strong and into great shape… you’ve come to the right place.  Find out who won our January 10X Competition.

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High bar Barbell Back Squat -- 13 points of performance to improve your technique on the squat and reduce the risk of injury. 

13 Performance Tips for High-Bar Barbell Back Squat

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.”

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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: 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 of support when you make mistakes.  And to be Relentless in 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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Fitness Tracker Comparison

Fitness Tracker Comparison

Fitness Tracker Comparison.  Fitness Trackers can track how much food you are eating, how many steps you take, and give an approximation of how many calories you burn.  In this article we compare 6 of the best fitness trackers on the market.

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Stretching for Olympic Weightlifting – Mobility is power!

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.

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.

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