Archive for April 2016

Move of the Week: Band-resisted Push-up

Today’s Move of the Week features a variation of a classic exercise: the push-up! THE MOVE: Band-resisted Push-up MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pushing pattern: chest, shoulders, lats, upper back, and triceps. WHY DO IT: From a technical standpoint, the push-up is an exercise that most people seem to get wrong. It looks simple enough, but…

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Is Olympic weightlifting right for you?

Olympic Weightlifting: A Quick Intro The Olympic Games only happen once every four years, but over the past decade or so, the sport of weightlifting (i.e The Snatch, and The Clean & Jerk) has seen an explosion in popularity. We can probably attribute this to the fact that the sport’s movements are featured heavily in…

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Move of the Week: Trap-bar Deadlift

Move of the Week: Trap-bar Deadlift, coming right at you! THE MOVE: Trap-bar Deadlift MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Bend pattern: posterior chain (hamstrings, glutes, upper back). WHY DO IT: Having done variations of the squat and bench press for out first two installments of Move of the Week, I figured today would be a good time to…

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Move of the Week: Barbell Floor Press

Hopefully, you all enjoyed the very first installment of Move of the Week. Here’s the second installment: the barbell floor press!  THE MOVE: Barbell Floor Press MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Horizontal pushing pattern: chest, shoulders, lats, upper back, and triceps. WHY DO IT: When done correctly, the bench press develops upper body strength and muscle mass like few…

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Move of the Week: Pause Back Squat

Today, we are going to introduce the first installment of a continuous series here on the Halevy Life blog. In these posts, we’ll discuss one of the many exercises that we utilize with our club members and why we do so. Here’s the first installment!  THE MOVE: Pause Back Squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Squat…

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