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Private CrossFit Coaching: Building a Perfect WOD

Private CrossFit Coaching vs Group Class CrossFit in our Alexandria VA Box.  CrossFit classes are super fun and you get to compete with your peers to help you stay motivated.  But have you ever tried a Private CrossFit session?  Picture it, a custom scaled and coached CrossFit WOD — handcrafted to your goals and unique mobility.  Here’s how we build those WODs (workouts out of the day) and how our Private CrossFit Coaching works.

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CrossFit for Beginners - Nine Fundamental Exercises

Crossfit for Beginners – 9 Fundamental Exercises

CrossFit for Beginners. The nine fundamental exercises for learning CrossFit. Videos, cues, scaling options, and full technical description.   The 9 Fundamental Movements are key exercises that CrossFit teaches and reinforces in it’s level I and level II training courses.  To CrossFitters, these are your bread-butter exercises.  Here’s how to do these 9 exercises, why you should do them, beginner scaling options, and Paul’s top cues so you can perform them correctly.

The article also explains why one of these exercises probably should be replaced, and which exercise is the most underappreciated.  Finally, Paul finishes with a list of the Top 16 CrossFit that aren’t in the Nine Fundamental Exercises.  Giving you a total of 25 CrossFit Exercises to learn and master.

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CrossFit Alexandria VA for Beginners Sand and Steel

CrossFit Alexandria VA

A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit.  CrossFit® is many things.  To Sand & Steel Fitness in Alexandria VA, CrossFit is a system and method of exercises.  This 5000 word article breaks down the most important questions about CrossFit.  But What is CrossFit?  And is it Right For me?  How much does it Cost?  We’ll answers these questions and more.  Read on.

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CrossFit Front Squat Olympic lifting

CrossFit Front Squat Olympic Lifting

CrossFit Front Squats.  What they are, why you need them, and how to master them. The Front Squat is a weight lifting gem from Olympic lifting and embraced in CrossFit. It combines convenience, efficiency, and functionality. It’s one of Paul’s 10 essential exercises. Here’s everything you need to know about the Front Squat.

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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 115 books on books on CrossFit, Mobility, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Mobility and Personal Training.

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Personal Trainer Resources Strength and Mobility Kettlebell

Personal Trainer Resources

Overview. The following article and linked resources are useful for a personal trainer or someone looking to hire a personal trainer.  I’ve been a coach and personal trainer for over 10 years. I’ve seen amazing personal trainers, and I’ve seen coaches that have no business training anyone. 

Declaring yourself a personal trainer and having knowledge and experience to be successful are two different things.  Here’s the formula I use, and some of the best articles on personal training I have written.  I hope they are helpful for you:

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Transitioning From Exercising to Training

Is your workout routine really working for you?  Are you conflating getting sweaty with getting results (e.g. an exercise routine vs training program)?  Here are some tips to help you transition from simply working out, to building yourself a real workout program.

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Personal Training Vs Group Fitness Class

Personal Training vs Group Fitness Class

Personal Training vs Group Fitness Class

When it comes to deciding between personal training and group training one needs to consider a client’s main purpose. If fun, socializing, and exercising for the sake of exercising is your priority, group training is the way to go. However, if the client is really looking to improve body composition, improve strength and mobility, and/or decrease risk of injury — personal training is far superior

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