Protein and BCAA

Protein and BCAA Broken Down

Talk to any bodybuilder about supplements and the topic of BCAA’s (Branched Chain Amino Acids) and Protein will come up very quickly… but what do they do and how do they work?

  1. Should women take protein and BCAAs?
  2. What are BCAA’s and why are they important to take?
  3. What about other amino acids like glutamine and citrulline malate?
  4. What about Vegan protein?
  5. Isn’t eating chicken good enough?
  6. Can I have too much protein?
  7. Is soy protein bad for me?
  8. What is the difference between Whey, Whey Isolated, and Whey Hydrolized
  9. What are essential amino acids?
  10. What are difference between brands? (taste, toxins, dissolvability, cramping.) We only sell two brands of protein Metrx and Sunwarrior.  Vastly different proteins, but both represent two of the best protein you can buy in their respective markets.
  • Isolate Whey Protein vs Whey Concentration
  • Steel Tech protein powder
  • Sugar in Protein Powder
  • Fat in Protein Powder
  • Best Time to take?
  • Should you take it with breakfast
  • Why Whey is better than Casein
  • Whey vs Vegetarian (Soy, Pea, Cranberry, etc.
  • What’s the Difference Between Brands (Taste, toxins, cramps, dissolvability)

Metrx

These questions and more were discussed during the Old Town Strength Club For Women meeting.  Click below to see the footage:

 

Making Beef Jerky Safely at Home

 Making Beef Jerky Safely at Home

Homemade Beef Jerky

Want to make homemade Beef Jerky?

You’ve come to the right place.  This article will take you through all the steps to make beef jerky safely at home.

Buy your dehydrator.
The Excalibur 3926TB Food Dehydrator is one of the highest rated and most reviewed home use food dehydrators on the market.  If you check the Amazon reviews, you’ll find lots of good uses for dehydrators other than jerky (fruit leather, dried fruit, dried herbs, etc.)  We use the Realtree Dehydrator that we purchased from Dick’s for $150.  No problem so far — but the camouflage doesn’t work — you’ll still see a huge box in your kitchen.

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Parallette

Advanced Parallette Movements Part for Core and Shoulder Strength

The Parallete

The parallette: a small, simple looking training tool that can deliver massive results in the areas of core strength and mobility. You won’t find parallettes in many gyms (other than Sand&Steel and some Crossfit boxes), so for the majority of you reading this post, I’m guessing you’re considering buying a pair.

Anytime, we purchase new equipment, we ask a few basic questions:

  • Does is it have versatility to create a large exercise movement library: Yes.
  • Can another piece of equipment duplicate what it offers? No.
  • Is it the best piece of equipment for certain movements? Yes
  • Will it break under heavy usage? No (at least not the ones we picked up from Rogue Fitness).
  • Can it be scaled in complexity and difficulty? Yes
  • Can it get you Sand&Steel Strong? Definitely.

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Robin Marion Bodybuilding Figure Competitor

Robin Marion Strength Training for Triathletes

Strength Training for Triathletes Certifications

  1. American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Personal Trainer
  2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Certified Health Coach
  3. American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Strength & Conditioning Coach
  4. American Council on Exercise (ACE) – Nutrition Certification
  5. TRX – Suspension Training Certification
  6. USAC – Certified Cycling Coach
  7. USATF – Certified Track Coach
  8. RRCA – Distance Run Coach
  9. Les Mills – Body Combat & CXWORX Certification
  10. Strong By Zumba Licensed Instructor
Coach Flavio Kettlebell Sport Girevoy Sport Weightlifting Powerlifting Strongman Alexandria VA

Flavio Spaducci – Kettlebell Strength and Conditioning

🌟 Sand & Steel All-Star Coach.  July 2018

Flavio’s Personal Trainer Certifications

  1. Kettlebell Sport Coach Level 2: Exam passed with highest marks, certified by Oleh Ilikia, World Kettlebell Sport Federation president, multiple time world champion and Guinness Record holder
  2. Strongman Instructor: Certified by Francesco Gioia, Italy’s strongest man
  3. Crosslifting: A new sport born in Russia by combining all of the strength sports together. Spent a week in a Russian Olympic facility, training with Klokov, Berestov, Koklyaev and Denisov
  4. Weightlifting Instructor: Certified by Giles Greenwood in London, UK
  5. Functional Training Instructor: Certified by Italian Boxing Federation

Dawn Bio Bicep Flex

Dawn Anderson Womens Strength Training

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Muscle Activation Techniques: Corrective Exercise and Therapy
  2. National Council on Strength and Fitness: Certified Personal Trainer
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning
  5. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight
  6. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  7. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  8. CrossFit Flexibility: Range of Motion and Flexibility
  9. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  10. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  11. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  12. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  13. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  14. RockTape FMT RockPods and RockFloss: Myofascial Cupping and Compression Band Flossing
  15. Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist: Human Movement Optimization. Mobility Development, Articular Strength, and Neurological Control
Paul Roberts Personal Trainer Yoga Teacher Alexandria VA Springfield VA

Paul Roberts Mobility, Strength, and Weight Loss

Certifications and Credentials

  1. Biomedical Engineer: Johns Hopkins University
  2. Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances Workshop
  3. Yoga SCW Level II Certified: Hatha Yoga,  Yoga for Seniors, Chakra balancing, Inversions, Pranayamas
  4. Functional Range Conditioning (FRC): Improve Flexibility and Strength at the End of Range of Motion
  5. Kinstretch: Mobility and Flexibility Certification for Group Classes
  6. Functional Aging Specialist (FAI): Specialty Training For Older Adults and Seniors
  7. 3DMAPS: 3 Dimensional Movements Analysis and Performance System
  8. Muscle Energy Techniques: Rehabilitation and Mobility
  9. Mobility|WOD Movement and Mobility Specialist: Movement and Mechanics
  10. RockTape FMT RockBlades Basic & Advanced: Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Graston, and Scraping to Alleviate Pain and Improve Mobility
  11. RockTape FMT Performance and Basic: Functional Movement Techniques & Advanced Kinetic Taping
  12. RockTape FMT RockPods Cupping: Cupping to Improve Tissue Regeneration and Release Entrapped Nerves
  13. RockTape FMT RockFloss: Voodoo Bands and Occlusion Band (RockFloss) Therapy to Loosen and Mobilize Tight Fascia
  14. Y-Balance Testing: Examination of Movement Patterns and Imbalances for Functional Assessment
  15. FMS Level II: Functional Movement Screen and Corrective Exercise Techniques
  16. Road Runner Certified Coach: RRCA Certified Coach
  17. Starting Strength Seminar: Powerlifting Certification by Mark Riptoe
  18. TRX Suspension Training: Core and Bodyweight Training Techniques
  19. TRX Group Training Certification: Specialization in teaching TRX Suspension Training in Group Classes
  20. TRX Functional Training: Specialization in Multi-modal Techniques Combining TRX with Other Training System
  21. RKC Russian Kettlebell Club: Strength & Conditioning Through Kettlebells
  22. CrossFit Level 2: Weight loss and Metabolic Training
  23. CrossFit Powerlifting: Strength Training
  24. CrossFit Gymnastics: Bodyweight and Mobility
  25. CrossFit Scaling Course: Progressions and Regressions for Weight Lifting
  26. CrossFit Lesson Planning: Effective Techniques for Structuring Workouts
  27. CrossFit Pose Running: How to Spot Faults in Running Technique
  28. CrossFit Spot the Flaw: How to Spot Faults in Gymnastics and Weight Lifting Technique
  29. Precision Nutrition: Nutrition Coaching, Meal Planning, and Diet
  30. Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED National Foundation: Basic First Aid and CPR
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