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.
The ability to write a plan and execute it is paramount to your success at Sand & Steel. The Job Application Practical provides you an opportunity to demonstrate that ability. More qualified applicants get a higher starting salary.
Valentine’s Day Special. Cupid’s Revenge Workout and Partner Yoga. Your Loved One Trains Free… now through Valentine’s Day. Personal Training & Yoga!
60 Unique Personal Training Workout Plans. Over 3,000 workouts tested, documented, and perfected. Suffice it to say, we have a workout plan that will work for you.
10X is 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.
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.”
Hip Strength and Mobility. Dawn and Paul Present 2 powerful Corrective Exercises for strengthening the hips and groin. These make excellent warmups for beginner and intermediate clients.
Our 12 Workouts of Christmas is back featuring 12 amazing exercises. This year, we have included 3 unique workouts. A beginner level, intermediate level, and advanced level. Let’s Get Fit and Healthy this Christmas
I’ve been reading books on Yoga, CrossFit, and Movement for 10 years. Here is my review of the top 115 books on books on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Mobility and Personal Training.
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.
The authors of this post (David and Paul Roberts) discuss varying viewpoints on whether the ketogenic diet should be implemented. Here’s what you need to know about going Keto.
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.
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.
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.
Considering buying Pea Protein from Naked Nutrition? Marketing Manager Melissa sent a 30 day supply. We used the whole container, and here’s what we think of Naked’s Pea Protein Powder.
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 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.
This article discusses the finishing or receiving position for the barbell power clean. More specifically, we’ll be addressing hand and foot placement on the barbell. We will cover points of performance for the front rack. The front squat will also be discussed in detail. Proper performance of a barbell power clean in weightlifting requires mastery of the finishing position discussed infra.
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.
Over 25 videos on barbell exercises including power lifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit, and Bodybuilding
Arm Balance, Handstands, and Inversions Workshop. Workshop covering handstands, inversions, and arm balances. Rocket Yoga and Iyengar Inspired.
Tom L. wins our Client Transformation of the Month. In just 30 days, Tom L. lost 11 pounds and put on 2 pounds of muscle. Here’s how he did it.
If you are running a gym, bootcamp, or CrossFit Box, you are going to need Gym Management Software. We have been using EZFacility for four years, and here is what we think.
Many Thanks to our Military and Armed Forces for Keeping Us Safe! Let us Help you Stay Strong! Save 15% with Coupon Code: Military Discount . Sale Ends July 31.
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
Celebrate Pride Month with Sand & Steel Personal Training. Save 30% with our LGBT Pride Training Pack . All members of the LBGT community are welcome to the sales. 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.
Social Client of the Month $49 Gift Certificate. Congratulations to Victoria for winning our social client of the month. Victoria had the highest number of Facebook shares and Instagram likes.
Supervised Coaching at our Personal Training Studio. Safer Training, Better Results, More Consistent Experience. Two Personal Trainers are Better Than One
Powerlifting Seminar and Workshop. June 16, 2018. 12PM-2PM.
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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.
Healthy Fats vs Unhealthy Fats. Guest Poster Mar and Paul breakdown what’s healthy, and what’s not.
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.
Sand & Steel specializes in forging elite personal trainers. The Personal Trainer and Yoga Teacher Manual is your guide for how to train clients, how to scale workouts, how to mobilize muscles and help clients recover from injuries.
Tough Love, Standards, and how we forge the best coaches in Washington DC. Our blueprint guide to getting consistent client results safely and efficiently.
Most Improved Athlete April
We wanted to congratulate Luis on building amazing strength in ground breaking time. Barbell clean weight up 75% in 4 weeks. Luis completed one of our must challenging beginner programs. Congratulations Luis!
The CrossFit Scaling Course teaches and tests CrossFit coaches on how to scale exercises and workouts. I finished the course, and here’s what I thought and what I learned.
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.
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.